February 20, 2019
Universal Pictures’ sequel to/reboot of the horror classic Halloween was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for January 2019 to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.
Halloween debuted on disc on Jan. 15 and was the top seller its first week in stores.
Sony Pictures’ Venom, the top seller in December and the first two weeks of January, was No. 2 for the overall month of January.
Sony’s Goosebumps 2 landed at No. 3 for the month. It debuted the same week as Halloween.
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which landed on disc Jan. 29, managed to take the month’s No. 4 spot despite having just a couple days to qualify.
No. 5 for the month went to Universal’s First Man, a Jan. 22 release that was the top seller in its first week.
Universal had four titles in the month’s top 10, with the Jan. 1 release Night School taking No. 6, and The House With a Clock in Its Walls slipping to No. 9, having debuted in the sixth spot in December.
According to NPD, the January 2019 top 10 by units sold were:
- Halloween (2018) (Universal)
- Venom (Sony Pictures)
- Goosebumps 2 (Sony Pictures)
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
- First Man (Universal)
- Night School (Universal)
- Smallfoot (Warner)
- Hunter Killer (Lionsgate)
- The House With a Clock in Its Walls (Universal)
- The Predator (Fox)