‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Sets High Score on Disc Sales Charts

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Ralph Breaks the Internet easily debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended March 2.

The animated film, a sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, earned $200 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s 2018 edition of A Star Is Born, dropped to No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. In its second week, A Star Is Born sold about one-third as many copies as the Disney newcomer.

Bohemian Rhapsody, from 20th Century Fox, landed at No. 3 on both charts in its third week on shelves.

Coming in at No. 4 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart was the new “Signature Collection” Blu-ray edition of Disney’s 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid.

Rounding out the top five on both charts was Lionsgate’s Robin Hood remake.

Other new releases landing in the top 10 include Lionsgate’s Between Worlds, a thriller starring Nicolas Cage, at No. 8 overall and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart, while the Sony Pictures horror movie The Possession of Hannah Grace debuted at No. 9 overall and No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

The historical drama Mary Queen of Scots, from Universal Pictures, debuted at No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 21 overall.

Disney’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, no doubt timed with the March 8 theatrical debut of Captain Marvel, jumped back to No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, as 93% of sales of the title for the week were from a Blu-ray format, with 86% from the UHD Blu-ray (it was No. 33 overall).

Ralph saw 79% of its sales come from the Blu-ray format, 8% from 4K UHD Blu-ray. Little Mermaid was a Blu-ray-only re-release and had 21% of its sales from UHD BD. Blu-ray accounted for 68% of Mary Queen of Scots sales, with 11% from the UHD BD.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 3, A Star Is Born took No. 1 for the second consecutive week, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 2 and Robin Hood at No. 3.

The Possession of Hannah Grace debuted at No. 4, while Universal’s Night School returned to the rental chart at No. 5.

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