‘I Can Only Imagine’ Earns Top Spot on Home Video Charts

The faith-based I Can Only Imagine, distributed by Lionsgate, debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended June 16.

The Christian film, which tells the story of the MercyMe song of the same name, proved to be a surprise box office hit, taking in more than $83 million at U.S. theaters compared with a reported budget of $7 million.

At No. 2 on both charts was another newcomer, Warner’s Tomb Raider reboot, which sold 58% as many copies as the top title overall and 83% as many Blu-rays. It earned just $57.4 million at the domestic box office.

Dropping a slot to No. 3 on both charts in its fifth week was Disney’s Black Panther.

Paramount’s animated Sherlock Gnomes debuted at No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

The previous week’s top title, Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, dropped to No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The only other newcomers in the top 20 were 20th Century Fox’s Love, Simon, at No. 6 on both charts, and Universal Pictures’ horror sequel The Strangers: Prey at Night, which was No. 18 overall and No. 19 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 40% of I Can Only Imagine unit sales, compared with 57% for Tomb Raider, 50% for Sherlock Gnomes, 56% for Love, Simon and 59% for The Strangers: Prey at Night. Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 11% of Tomb Raider‘s first-week sales and 5% for Love, Simon.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 17 also saw I Can Only Imagine debut at No. 1, with Fox’s Death Wish remake, the previous week’s top title, dropping to No. 2.

Sherlock Gnomes debuted at No. 3, while Wrinkle in Time rose to No. 4 and Warner’s Game Night slid to No. 5.

The Strangers: Prey at Night debuted as the No. 6 rental.

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Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 06-16-18
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 06-16-18
Sales Report for Week Ended 06-16-18
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 06-18-18

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