February 18, 2021
STX Film’s Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 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. 13.
The low-key sci-fi drama stars Gerard Butler as a man trying to get his family to a military shelter when comets start hitting the Earth, threatening all life on the surface of the planet. Like most films in 2020, its theatrical plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. It debuted domestically on VOD in December.
No. 2 on both charts was another newcomer from Universal Pictures, the horror/comedy hybrid Freaky, which stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) when he stabs her with a magical dagger. It earned $9 million at the domestic box office. It sold 40% as many disc copies as Greenland.
The previous week’s top selling-disc, Universal’s Let Him Go, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.
The No. 4 selling disc overall, though primarily in its DVD format (with just 3% sales on Blu-ray) was Warner’s Justice League, as fans prepare for Zack Snyder’s four-hour director’s cut of the 2017 superhero actioner March 18 on HBO Max.
Blu-ray Disc accounted for 50% of Greenland sales and 51% of Freaky.
The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 14 also had Greenland at No. 1, pushing Let Him Go to No. 2. Freaky debuted at the No. 3 rental.
Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 2-13-21
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 2-14-21
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 2-13-21
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 2-13-21
Sales Report for Week Ended 2-13-21
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 2-15-21