‘Scoob!’ Tops August Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

Warner’s Scoob! was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for August 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The animated film based on several Hanna-Barbera characters was shifted from a theatrical release to premium VOD in May in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It arrived on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 21, and topped weekly disc sales four consecutive weeks upon its release, from the second half of July into the first half of August.

The top-selling title of July, Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour, slipped to No. 2 for the month of August. The DreamWorks Animation sequel spent two weeks atop the weekly disc sales charts the second half of August. It also had two weeks in the weekly top spot the beginning of July, prior to the release of Scoob!

The No. 3 August seller was the DVD-only release of Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue, a compilation of episodes from the Nickelodeon animated series from Paramount. “Paw Patrol” episodes on DVD are typically strong sellers, but the lack of other major new releases during the pandemic helped its relative position during the month.

The lack of big titles also explains the next four spots being catalog titles. No. 4 was Universal’s Jaws, No. 5 was Warner’s The Mule, and No. 6 was Universal’s Jurassic World. All three were in the monthly top 10 in July as well. They were joined in August at No. 7 by Universal’s Despicable Me 3.

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The year’s top eight titles remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

The only blip on the yearly top 10 as a result of August sales was that Trolls World Tour entered the chart at No. 9, moving Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate to No. 10. That pushed Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap out of the top 10 titles for the year.

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According to NPD, the August 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Scoob! (Warner)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue (Paramount/Nickelodeon)
  4. Jaws (Universal)
  5. The Mule (Warner)
  6. Jurassic World (Universal)
  7. Despicable Me 3 (Universal)
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  9. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  10. 1917 (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through August 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  7. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  10. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)

 

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops July Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

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