June 28, 2018
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Pacific Rim Uprising easily debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended June 23.
The sci-fi action sequel about giant robots fighting giant monsters to defend the Earth earned $59 million at the domestic box office, a little more than half as much as its predecessor.
No. 2 on both charts was Lionsgate’s I Can Only Imagine, the surprise faith-based hit that debuted in the top spot a week earlier.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tomb Raider reboot slipped to No. 3 on both charts.
Another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ Paul, Apostle of Christ, debuted at No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.
Walt Disney Studios’ Black Panther landed at No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart in its sixth week on store shelves. The Marvel Comics superhero blockbuster is still playing in a handful of theaters as it inches toward the $700 million mark at the domestic box office (it currently sits at $699.77 million).
The No. 5 Blu-ray was 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman.
The theatrical release of Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom helped push all four previous “Jurassic Park” films back into the overall top 20 — with the 1993 original at No. 14, 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park at No. 20, 2001’s Jurassic Park III at No. 15, and 2015’s Jurassic World at No. 6. A four-film collection landed at No. 11.
Blu-ray Disc accounted for 71% of first-week unit sales of Pacific Rim Uprising; 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contributed 17% to its total.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 24, Tomb Raider moved up to No. 1 after a week-long holdback at Redbox rental kiosks (an embargo that should be absent from future Warner titles thanks to a new distribution agreement). Pacific Rim Uprising debuted at No. 2.
Rounding out the top five rentals were I Can Only Imagine at No. 3, Paramount’s Sherlock Gnomes at No. 4 and Fox’s Death Wish remake at No. 5.
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