‘Joker’ Tops Disc Sales in January

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Joker was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for January 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The award-winning film based on the origins of the Batman villain debuted on disc on Jan. 7.

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, a Jan. 14 release, was No. 2 during the month.

Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap landed at No. 3 for the month. It debuted Jan. 28.

Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate, which landed on disc Jan. 28, managed to take the month’s No. 4 spot.

The fact that the top four titles were the top sellers in their respective release weeks and ranked according to their release date is very indicative of how much a title’s first-week sales contribute to its lifetime total.

No. 5 for the month went to Paramount’s Gemini Man, a Jan. 14 release.

The month’s other big new release, MGM’s animated The Addams Family, distributed by Universal, was No. 6.

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Universal had three titles in the month’s top 10, while Paramount and Sony Pictures each had two.

Holdovers from December included Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood at No. 7, Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at No. 8, Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw at No. 9, and Universal’s animated Abominable was No. 10.

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According to NPD, the January 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Joker (Warner)
  2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  3. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)
  4. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)
  5. Gemini Man (Paramount)
  6. The Addams Family (2019) (Universal)
  7. Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate)
  8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  9. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)
  10. Abominable (Universal)


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