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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Debuts at No. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Minions: The Rise of Gru debuted at No. 1 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 Sept. 10.

The fifth entry and second prequel in the animated “Despicable Me” franchise features the minions helping the younger Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) fulfill his dream of becoming a supervillain. It earned $362.7 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray formats accounted for 56% of total sales for the Minions sequel, with 48% from regular Blu-ray and 8% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The top seller the previous three weeks, Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion, fell to to No. 2 on both charts.

Slipping to No. 3 on both charts was Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of the “Yellowstone” prequel that was originally released as a 10-episode limited series on the Paramount+ streaming service.

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No. 4 on both charts was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, maintaining its position on the overall disc sales chart and rising a spot on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart. The No. 5 Blu-ray was Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes‘ Mission, which was No. 10 on the overall chart.

A few “Star Trek” movies made their way back up the chart thanks to promotions surrounding the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition, which was the No. 6 Blu-ray and No. 12 overall (78% of its Blu-ray re-release was from the 4K edition). Re-releases of the films starring the original “Star Trek” cast on Blu-ray and 4K also pushed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country up to No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart (No. 26 overall, with 95% of its sales from 4K), while Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was No. 15 (No. 45 overall, 96% from 4k) on the Blu-ray chart, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was No. 16 on the Blu-ray chart (No. 48 overall, 97% from 4K). Star Trek V and VI were making their 4K disc debuts.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 11 also had Minions: The Rise of Gru at No. 1, pushing Jurassic World Dominion to No. 2.

Universal’s The Black Phone slipped to No. 3, while Lionsgate’s Paradise Highway was No. 4 and Paramount’s The Lost City was No. 5.

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