‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Tops Disc Sales for Second Week; ‘Everything Everywhere’ Leads on Blu-ray Chart

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore remained No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended July 9.

It’s the second week in the top spot on the overall sales chart for the third of the “Fantastic Beasts” movies, which serve as prequels to the “Harry Potter” movies. However, it dropped to No. 2 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The top Blu-ray seller, and No. 2 overall, was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as an unlikely hero who must channel newfound powers to fight fearsome dangers from the multiverse. It earned $67.7 million at the domestic box office, and sold 93.2% as many copies in its debut week as Fantastic Beasts did in its second.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 88% of total Everything Everywhere unit sales, with 44% from regular Blu-ray and 44% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. That compared with Fantastic Beasts having just 59% of its sales from Blu-ray (47% regular BD, 12% 4K), which accounts for how Everything Everywhere passed it on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 3 on both charts was another new release, Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second film based on the hit PBS TV series “Downton Abbey.” The period film follows the Crawleys and their staff as they welcome a movie crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent movie, while other members of the family go on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past. It earned $43.9 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray formats accounted for 48% of total Downton disc sales, with 4% from 4K and 44% from regular Blu-ray.

Dropping two spots to No. 4 on both charts was Universal Pictures’ The Bad Guys, a DreamWorks Animation adaptation of the Scholastic book series of the same name.

Sony Pictures’ Marvel Comics adaptation Morbius slipped to No. 5 on both charts, also down two spots from the previous week.

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The only other newcomer in the top 10 was Universal’s Memory, the latest action thriller starring Liam Neeson, which debuted at No. 6 on both charts. It earned $7.3 million at the domestic box office.

A new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of the 2014 Tom Cruise sci-fi movie Edge of Tomorrow pushed the time travel adventure back into the overall top 20 at No. 13, and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The new 4K edition accounted for 91% of the title’s sales for the week.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 10 had Memory at No. 1.

The No. 2 rental was Vertical Entertainment’s thriller Last Seen Alive, which remains a Redbox-exclusive disc rental the next few weeks.

The previous week’s top rental, The Bad Guys, slid to No. 3, followed by Morbius at No. 4 and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore at No. 5.

Everything Everywhere debuted as the No. 7 rental.

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