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‘Eternals’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Eternals easily topped both the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Feb. 19.

The film, about a group of aliens that have been secretly protecting and guiding the growth of human civilization for thousands of years, earned $164.9 million at the domestic box office.

Another Disney release, the animated Encanto, remained No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart for a second week, but slipped to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart after having debuted in the top spot there a week earlier.

Similarly, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife slipped to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart after two weeks in the top spot there, but held steady at No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, was Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. The seventh “Resident Evil” film is a reboot of the film series based on the popular video game franchise of the same name.

The No. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, was Warner’s new adaptation of Dune, holding the same spots it did a week earlier.

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The only other new release to crack the top 20 was BBC Studio’s Doctor Who: Flux, the 13th season of the venerable sci-fi television franchise since it relaunched in 2005. It was No. 14 overall and No. 15 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Blu-ray disc formats accounted for 67% of first-week Eternals sales, with 37% from regular Blu-ray and 30% from 4K Ultra HD (meaning 33% was from legacy DVD). The new “Doctor Who” release had 47% of its sales from Blu-ray.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 20 had Ghostbusters: Afterlife in the top spot for a third week.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City remained No. 2, with Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog moving up a spot to No. 3.

Encanto made its first appearance on the rental chart at No. 4 after a week’s delay, pushing Warner’s King Richard to No. 5.

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