‘Frozen II’ Dominates Disc Sales

The Disney animated hit Frozen II dominated home video sales the week ended Feb. 29, topping both NPD VideoScan’s First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The sequel to 2013’s Frozen earned $477.1 million at the domestic box office and $1.45 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing non-photorealistic animated film of all time. The first film spent nine weeks as the No. 1 seller when it hit disc in 2014, including eight consecutive weeks upon its debut.

Lionsgate’s Knives Out debuted at No. 2, selling about 14% as many copies as Frozen II. The murder mystery from writer-director Rian Johnson earned $164.8 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top seller, the war film Midway from Lionsgate, slipped to No. 3 on both charts in its second week.

Also in its second week, the Mr. Rogers docudrama A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood fell to No. 4 on both charts.

No. 5 on both charts was the racing drama Ford v Ferrari, from Disney-owned 20th Century Fox.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 78% of total unit sales for Frozen II, with 9% of its overall tally coming from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition. For Knives Out, 66% of its total came from Blu-ray, with 17% of its total from 4K Ultra HD.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 1, Knives Out took the top spot, with Frozen II at No. 2.

Midway dropped to No. 3, while Universal Pictures’ 21 Bridges took No. 4, and Ford v Ferrari was No. 5.

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Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 3-1-20
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 2-29-20
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 2-29-20
Sales Report for Week Ended 2-29-20
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 3-2-20

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