November 1, 2018
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again danced its way to the top spot on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Oct. 27.
The sequel to the 2008 adaptation of the popular musical built around the songs of Abba earned $120.6 million at the domestic box office. A double feature of both “Mamma Mia!” films debuted at No. 9 on both charts.
The musical’s arrival pushed Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Ant-Man and The Wasp to No. 2 on both charts. The latest Marvel Studios superhero actioner debuted at No. 1 a week earlier, and sold three-fourths as many copies in its second week as the “Mamma Mia!” sequel did in its first.
Maintaining its hold on the No. 3 spot, where it has been positioned for more than a month, was Disney’s 25-year-old perennial Halloween classic Hocus Pocus.
Coming in at No. 4 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3.
Universal Pictures’ Skyscraper slipped a spot to No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Chart, where Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story was No. 5 (and No. 6 overall).
Blu-ray Disc accounted for 56% of total unit sales for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version comprising 4%. The “Mamma Mia!” two-pack, which was not available in 4K, saw 51% of its tally come from Blu-ray.
By comparison, Ant-Man and The Wasp‘s second week saw 69% of its tally come from Blu-ray, compared with 70% in its first. And its UHD tally held steady at just over 16.5%.
The only other newcomer in the top 20 was Universal’s Scorpion King: Book of Souls, which debuted at No. 12 on the overall chart and No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart. The direct-to-video sequel is the fifth film in the “Scorpion King” franchise, which itself is a spinoff of 2001’s The Mummy Returns.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 28, Ant-Man and The Wasp moved into the top spot, while Skyscraper slipped to No. 2.
Hotel Transylvania 3 slipped to No. 3, while Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again debuted at No. 4. Universal’s The First Purge moved up a spot to No. 5.
Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 10-27-18
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 10-28-18
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 10-27-18
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 10-27-18
Sales Report for Week Ended 10-27-18
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 10-29-18