‘First Man’ Lands at No. 1 on Home Video Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s First Man debuted 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. 26.

A biopic of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, the film earned $44.9 million at the domestic box office.

First Man edged out Universal’s Halloween remake to take the top spot. The previous week’s top seller, Halloween in its second week sold 96% as many copies on the overall sales chart as the newly arrived First Man. The gap was more pronounced on the Blu-ray chart, where Halloween sold 76% as many Blu-rays as First Man.

Blu-ray accounted for 72% of First Man‘s total unit sales, compared with 58% for Halloween (down from 69% in its first week); 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray contributed 24% to First Man‘s overall tally.

Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps 2, also in its second week, slipped a spot to No. 3 on the overall chart, and was No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Smallfoot.

Another newcomer, 20th Century Fox’s The Hate U Give, debuted at No. 5 on the overall chart, but was only No. 12 on the Blu-ray chart, with 43% of its sales attributed to the HD version.

On the Blu-ray chart, Warner’s Crazy Rich Asians jumped back up to No. 4, while Fox’s The Predator rose back to No. 5.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 27, First Man debuted at No. 1, pushing Halloween to No. 2.

Warner’s Night School held onto the No. 3 spot, while Goosebumps 2 slipped to No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Venom dropped to No. 5.

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