July 26, 2018
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Rampage led a slew of newcomers onto the national sales charts the week ended July 21.
Rampage, based on the 1980s video game, 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 film, which stars Dwayne Johnson as a gorilla expert trying to stop three giant genetically enhanced animals from destroying Chicago, earned just under $100 million at the domestic box office and is still playing in a handful of theaters trying to cross that threshold.
Coming in at No. 2 on both charts was 20th Century Fox’s Super Troopers 2. A sequel to the Broken Lizard comedy team’s 2002 cult-favorite comedy, Super Troopers 2 was significantly financed through crowdsourcing and earned $30.6 million in U.S. theaters. Super Troopers 2 sold about 36% as many copies as Rampage.
Coming in at a surprising No. 3 on both charts was Warner’s eight-film boxed set of “Harry Potter” films, which was a major promotion of Amazon’s recent Prime Day event.
No. 4 on both charts was the previous week’s top title, Paramount’s A Quiet Place.
The next two slots went to a pair of newcomers, with Universal Pictures’ Amy Schumer-starrer I Feel Pretty taking No. 5 and Fox’s stop-motion Wes Anderson comedy Isle of Dogs at No. 6. The order was reversed on the Blu-ray chart, with Isle of Dogs landing at No. 5 and I Feel Pretty at No. 6.
Other newcomers in the top 20 included Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, from Universal, at No. 9 overall (No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart) and Lionsgate’s Traffik at No. 19 overall.
Blu-ray disc accounted for 50% of total Rampage unit sales, with 8% of its total sales coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Super Troopers 2 had 56% of its first-week sales come from the Blu-ray version.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 22, Rampage was No. 1, followed by I Feel Pretty at No. 2.
A Quiet Place slipped to No. 3, followed by Universal’s Blockers at No. 4 and Truth or Dare at No. 5.
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