‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Returns to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Taking advantage of a slow period for big-name new arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD, the third “Fantastic Beasts” movie returned to the top spot on the national disc sales charts its fourth week on shelves.

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was 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 July 23.

The “Harry Potter” prequel and 11th entry in the “Wizarding World” franchise had 55% of its total fourth-week sales come from Blu-ray Disc formats, with 10% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 45% from regular Blu-ray.

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The previous week’s top overall seller, Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era, slipped to No. 2 in its third week, selling about 72% as many copies as the top title. It was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 5 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Bob’s Burgers Movie, based on the long-running animated TV series “Bob’s Burgers.” It sold about 56% as many copies as the top title.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 70% of total first-week Bob’s Burgers sales. In particular, 35% came from regular Blu-ray and 35% came from a Best Buy-exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook edition.

The Media Play News rental chart the week ended July 24 was topped by Vertical Entertainment’s Last Seen Alive, a thriller available on disc exclusively at Redbox for the next few weeks.

Universal’s Memory dropped to No. 2, while the same studios’ The Bad Guys was No. 3. Sony Pictures’ Morbius remained No. 4.

No. 5 was a new release, The Forgiven, a thriller about a wealthy couple covering up a tragedy during a foreign vacation. It, too, is a Vertical Entertainment release available early at Redbox.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 7-23-22
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Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 7-23-22
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 7-23-22
Sales Report for Week Ended 7-23-22
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 7-25-22

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