October 21, 2021
Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy 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 Oct. 16.
The film is directed by Shawn Levy and stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who learns he’s a video game character and yearns to become more than his programming. It earned $121 million at the domestic box office.
The top title the previous three weeks, Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga, slid to No. 2 on both charts, selling about 44% as many copies during the week as the newly released Free Guy.
Warner’s animation/live-action hybrid sports comedy Space Jam: A New Legacy slipped a spot to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.
The No. 4 overall disc seller was Disney’s spooky 1993 family comedy Hocus Pocus, which was No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart.
Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Widow slipped two spots to No. 5 on the overall disc chart, and no. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
The only other newcomer in the top 10 sellers, at No. 6 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s The Green Knight, a fantasy based on the adventures of medieval knight Sir Gawain, played by Dev Patel. It earned $17.2 million at the domestic box office.
Rounding out the top five Blu-ray sellers was Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Warner’s disc-release HBO Max’s director’s cut of the 2017 superhero team-up Justice League. It was No. 7 on the overall disc chart.
A new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of Universal’s 2009 Quentin Tarantino World War II film Inglourious Basterds pushed the film back up the charts to No. 16 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The 4K edition accounted for 97% of its total sales.
Free Guy had 25% of its total sales from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, with 42% from regular Blu-ray and 33% from DVD.
The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 17 had Vertical Entertainment’s Joe Bell as the top title. The Mark Wahlberg drama was made available on disc a week early at Redbox Kiosks.
F9 dropped to No. 2 after three weeks in the top spot, followed by Space Jam: A New Legacy at No. 3, Universal’s The Forever Purge at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Escape Room: Tournament of Champions at No. 5.
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