‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended March 16.

The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the second entry in a series that serves as a prequel to the “Harry Potter” films. However, its $159.6 million at the domestic box office ranks as the lowest of the 10 movies in J.K. Rowling’s “Wizarding World” franchise.

Coming in at a distant No. 2 on both charts was Universal Pictures’ Mortal Engines, a sci-fi adventure produced by Peter Jackson based on a book series about a steampunk future in which the world’s cities have been turned into large wandering vehicles. It sold about 20% as many copies as Grindelwald, after a $16 million haul at U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both charts was Disney’s animated Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Warner’s Creed II slipped to No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book, from Universal, debuted at No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats comprised 67% of Grindelwald‘s first-week sales, with 11% specifically from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format. Mortal Engines had 66% of sales from Blu-ray, with 14% from the UHD version. For Green Book, Blu-ray contributed 52% to its total unit sales, with 7% from UHD.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 17, Grindelwald came in at No. 1 , with Green Book at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, Paramount’s Instant Family, dropped to No. 3, followed by Mortal Engines at No. 4 and Warner’s A Star is Born remake at No. 5.

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Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 3-18-19


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