‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart for the week ended March 4.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel to 2011’s Puss in Boots finds the swashbuckling title hero confronting mortality as he searches for a magical star that can restore his nine lives, earned $177.8 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on both charts was another new release, Paramount’s Devotion, which sold about 40% as many copies as the top title. The film is a docudrama about the first black aviator to fly in the Korean War. It earned $20.5 million from U.S. theaters.

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The top seller the previous three weeks, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, dropped to No. 3 on both charts.

The No. 4 overall disc seller was the newly released Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the biopic about the late singer from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that earned $23.7 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 7 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

Rounding out the Blu-ray Disc sales chart were two catalog titles getting a boost from new 4K editions. No. 4 was Warner’s Training Day, the 2001 crime thriller starring Denzel Washington, which was No. 9 on the overall chart. However, with more than 99% of its unit sales coming from the new 4K Blu-ray, Training Day was No. 1 on the dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, now on 4K Blu-ray from MPI; it was No. 10 overall, and No. 2 on the 4K chart, with 93% of its sales from the 4K disc.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish had 56% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 46% from regular Blu-ray and 10% from the 4K Ultra HD edition. It was No. 3 on the 4K chart.

For Devotion, 55% of its unit sales came from Blu-ray Disc, with 44% from regular Blu-ray and 11% from 4K. I Wanna Dance, not available on 4K, had 38% of its sales from Blu-ray.

A double-feature collection of both “Puss in Boots” movies was No. 7 overall and No. 21 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, with 25% of its total unit sales coming from the HD format. The two-movie set had 12% as many sales as the standalone Last Wish, representing that many more people obtaining a disc copy of the new film.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 5 also had Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at No. 1 and Devotion at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, Lionsgate’s The Old Way, slid to No. 3. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody was No. 4, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was No. 5.

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