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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Scares Up Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife 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 Feb. 5.

Afterlife, director Jason Reitman’s follow-up to his father Ivan’s 1980s “Ghostbusters” films, earned $128.8 million at the domestic box office. It tells the story of a family that moves to Oklahoma and stumbles upon a connection to a member of the original Ghostbusters team.

A collection of all three of the Reitman “Ghostbusters” films (leaving out the 2016 remake) was No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The No. 2 overall disc seller, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was another newcomer, Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog, a live-action adaptation of the children’s book series about the adventures of a giant dog. It earned $9 million at the domestic box office and sold about 24% as many copies as Afterlife.

The top disc seller the previous three weeks, Warner’s new adaptation of Dune from director Denis Villeneuve, slid to No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

No. 5 on both charts was MGM’s latest James Bond actioner, No Time to Die, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in its seventh week of availability on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 65% of first-week Ghostbusters: Afterlife sales, with 19% from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version and 46% from the regular Blu-ray version. The three-movie collection had 47% of its sales come from a regular Blu-ray edition, and 23% from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo Ultimate Collection set that included exclusive bonus material (and a fair share of supply and quality control headaches).

The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 6 also had Ghostbusters: Afterlife in the top spot, and Clifford the Big Red Dog at No. 2.

That pushed Dune, the top rental the previous three weeks, to No. 3.

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage slid to No. 4, while No. 5 went to MGM’s The Addams Family 2, which is distributed on disc by Universal.

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