July 12, 2018
Universal Pictures’ Blockers easily debuted atop the national sales and rental charts the week ended July 7.
On the sales front, the raunchy comedy, which earned $59.8 million at the domestic box office, was No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Blu-ray Disc accounted for 54% of first-week Blockers unit sales.
Rising back to No. 2 overall was Lionsgate’s faith-based I Can Only Imagine, which in its fourth week sold about 54% as many copies as newcomer Blockers. I Can Only Imagine was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.
No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart was Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising, which had been in the top spot the previous two weeks.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, was No. 4 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. Though it has been on DVD and Blu-ray for two months, the superhero film is still playing in a few dozen theaters as it finds itself about $117,000 shy of reaching the $700 million mark at the domestic box office.
Landing at No. 5 overall was Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, from Lionsgate, which was No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart.
Rounding out the top five Blu-rays were Warner’s Tomb Raider reboot at No. 4 and Lionsgate’s Escape Plan 2: Hades at No. 5.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 8, Blockers was followed by Tomb Raider, which had been in the top spot the previous few weeks.
Escape Plan 2 was No. 3, followed by Acrimony and Pacific Rim Uprising.