‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Reigned in September

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom topped the list of combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD units sold in September 2018 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The dinosaurs-run-amok sequel, which was released on disc Sept. 18, finished the month ahead of a prequel, Walt Disney Studios’ Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was released a week later.

Coming in at No. 3 for the month was Disney’s Hocus Pocus, a perennial Halloween favorite buoyed by a new 25th Anniversary Blu-ray edition released at the beginning of the month to take advantage of the Halloween shopping season. Another Disney family favorite with a Halloween theme and a 25th Anniversary Blu-ray re-release, The Nightmare Before Christmas, landed at No. 8 for the month.

Deadpool 2, from 20th Century Fox, slipped to No. 4 for the month, while the August top seller, Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War, came in at No. 5 in September.

Other September disc releases debuting in the monthly top 10 included Warner’s Ocean’s 8 (released Sept. 11) at No. 6 and Lionsgate’s Hereditary (released Sept. 4) at No. 9.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom entered the year-to-date top 10 chart as 2018’s 10th-best seller, with Deadpool 2 moving up to No. 9. The arrival of Fallen Kingdom pushed Warner’s It off the top 10.

The year’s top five titles, all Disney releases, remained the same from the previous month, though their positions jostled a bit. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still the No. 1 seller for the year, according to NPD, followed by Black Panther at No. 2.

Avengers: Infinity War moved up to No. 3, with Thor: Ragnarok holding steady at No. 4 and Pixar’s Coco slipping to No. 5.

According to NPD, the September 2018 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  2. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
  3. Hocus Pocus (Disney)
  4. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  6. Ocean’s 8 (Warner)
  7. Book Club (Paramount)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
  9. Hereditary (Lionsgate)
  10. Tag (Warner)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through September 2018):

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
  2. Black Panther (Disney)
  3. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  4. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney)
  5. Coco (Disney)
  6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures)
  7. The Greatest Showman (Fox)
  8. Justice League (Warner)
  9. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)

 

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