‘Doctor Sleep’ Wakes Up in Top Disc Sales Spot

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Doctor Sleep debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Feb. 8.

The sequel to 1980’s The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King, underwhelmed at the domestic box office with just $31.6 million in earnings, but arrives on home video with a new three-hour director’s cut that has been praised as superior to the theatrical version.

Doctor Sleep was the first of four newcomers to land in the top 10 sellers in their first week.

Paramount’s comedy Playing With Fire landed at No. 3 on both charts, Warner’s The Good Liar was No. 7 on the overall chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart, and the romantic comedy Last Christmas took No. 10 overall and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart.

The previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate, dropped to No. 2 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five on both charts were Warner’s Joker at No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap at No. 5.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 70% of first-week Doctor Sleep unit sales (the film’s director’s cut was offered on the Blu-ray editions); the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 21% of total Doctor Sleep unit sales.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 51% of both Playing With Fire and Last Christmas sales, and 40% for Good Liar.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 9, Playing With Fire took the top spot, pushing Terminator: Dark Fate to No. 2.

Doctor Sleep entered the rental chart at No. 3, followed by Joker at No. 4 and Paramount’s Gemini Man at No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 2-8-20
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 2-9-20
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 2-8-20
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 2-8-20
Sales Report for Week Ended 2-8-20
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 2-10-20

 

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