November 8, 2018
A modest slate of new releases the week ended Nov. 3 was largely overshadowed by a pair of higher-profile favorites on the home video sales charts.
Universal Pictures’ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again topped the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, for a second consecutive week, and dropped to No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Meanwhile, Walt Disney’s Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp was once again the top Blu-ray Disc seller, and was No. 2 on the overall chart in its third week, selling 98% as many discs as the Mamma Mia! sequel. The Marvel Studios film had been the top Blu-ray in its debut week before being displaced by the musical a week ago.
No. 3 on both charts was once again Disney’s Hocus Pocus, the perennial Halloween favorite that has been entrenched in the top five for more than a month following the release of a 25th anniversary edition Blu-ray. Even more surprisingly, Hocus Pocus sold 97% as many copies as the top title during the week.
Holding onto No. 4 on the overall chart was Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3, which slipped to No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.
The week’s top newcomer, Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, debuted at No. 5 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart. The comedy earned $33.6 million at the domestic box office.
Warner’s eagerly anticipated Blu-ray release of “Batman: The Animated Series,” presenting the popular 1990s animated series remastered in high-definition, was the No. 4 Blu-ray seller and No. 7 on the overall sales chart.
Tracking the other week’s new releases, Warner’s animated Teen Titans Go! to the Movies was No. 8 overall and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart; RLJE’s Mandy, a well-regarded thriller starring Nicolas Cage, was No. 12 overall and the No. 11 Blu-ray; 20th Century Fox’s teen sci-fi thriller The Darkest Minds was No. 13 on both charts; and the Sony Pictures horror movie Slender Man came in at No. 15 overall and No. 16 on the Blu-ray chart.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 3, The Spy Who Dumped Me debuted at No. 1, pushing Ant-Man and The Wasp to No. 2.
Universal’s Skyscraper slipped to No. 3, while Hotel Transylvania 3 dropped to No. 4. Slender Man debuted at No. 5.
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