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‘Dune’ Maintains Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

The new adaptation of Dune from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment spent a second week 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 Jan. 22.

Identified onscreen as Dune: Part One, the film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and covers roughly the first half of the 1965 Frank Herbert novel upon which it is based. Dune tells the story of factions in a galactic empire in the far future warring over a desert planet that houses valuable resources. It earned $107.5 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 2 seller on both charts for a second week was Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018’s Halloween, which itself was a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name and rebooted the franchise by ignoring all previous sequels. It earned $92 million at the domestic box office and sold about 53% as many copies as Dune during the week.

The week’s top newcomer on the overall disc sales chart, at No. 3, was MGM’s The Addams Family 2, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The animated sequel to 2018’s The Addams Family earned $56.5 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The No. 3 Blu-ray was another newcomer, Last Night in Soho, a psychological horror film from director Edgar Wright. It was No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart after earning $10.1 million at U.S. theaters.

MGM’s No Time to Die slipped one spot to No. 4 on both charts. The latest James Bond actioner is distributed on disc by Universal Pictures.

The Marvel-inspired sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage from Sony Pictures slipped to No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart, in its sixth week on Blu-ray and DVD.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 49% of first-week Addams Family 2 unit sales; it wasn’t released on 4K disc. Last Night in Soho had 81% of its first-week sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 35% from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 46% from the regular Blu-ray.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 23 also had Dune in the top spot again. Addams Family 2 debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart.

Halloween Kills slipped a spot to No. 3, pushing Venom: Let There Be Carnage to No. 4. Last Night in Soho debuted at No. 5.

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