‘Luca’ Tops August Disc Sales

Disney’s Luca earned top honors on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for August 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The Pixar Animation Studios film, which bypassed theaters domestically in favor of a Disney+ streaming debut, arrived on disc Aug. 3, giving it nearly the full month to accumulate retail sales.

The No. 2 seller for the month was Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. The action-comedy sequel was released on disc Aug. 17 and was a top disc on the weekly sales charts for two consecutive weeks.

The No. 3 August seller was Paramount’s suspenseful sequel A Quiet Place Part II, which had been No. 4 in July after just four days of the disc being available that month. It moved up a spot in its first full month of availability.

No. 4 in August was Warner’s 1996 sports comedy Space Jam, which had been No. 3 in July after getting a boost from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition and the release of a new sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Its sales were strong enough over the past two months to enter the year-to-date top 10 at No. 6.

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The top July title, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat remake, dropped to No. 5 in August, though it did crack the top 10 for top-selling titles of the year to date.

Other newcomers in the monthly top 10 included Warner’s Batman: The Long Halloween — Part Two at No. 6, Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It at No. 8 (after being released the last week of the month), and Warner’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, which took No. 9 after an Aug. 3 disc release.

On the year-to-date chart, August results didn’t alter the top five at all, with Universal’s The Croods: A New Age remaining the year’s top-selling title. But Space Jam and Mortal Kombat climbing into the top 10 pushed Warner’s The Meg and Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection off the list.

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According to NPD, the August 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Luca (Disney)
  2. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate)
  3. A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)
  4. Space Jam (Warner)
  5. Mortal Kombat (Warner)
  6. Batman: The Long Halloween — Part Two (Warner)
  7. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Warner)
  9. Those Who Wish Me Dead (Warner)
  10. E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal)


Year-to-date Top 10 (through August 2021):

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  4. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  5. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  6. Space Jam (Warner)
  7. News of the World (Universal)
  8. Soul (Disney)
  9. Tom & Jerry (2021, Warner)
  10. Mortal Kombat (2021, Warner)


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