December 16, 2021
Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings secured the No. 1 spot for a second week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Dec. 11.
In its second week, Shang-Chi had 64% of its tally come from Blu-ray Disc — 41% from regular Blu-ray and 23% from 4K UHD Blu-ray.
The week’s top new release, at No. 7 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Warner’s Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as an aging former rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder in 1979 who takes a job from an ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Cry Macho title saw 59% of its sales come from DVD, 36% from regular Blu-ray and 5% from 4K.
No. 10 on the overall disc chart, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was another newcomer, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong, an animated movie about a boy trying to protect his defective robot. It had 61% of its unit sales from HD formats (50% Blu-ray and 11% 4K).
Warner’s fifth season of animated series “Rick and Morty” debuted at No. 13 on the overall disc chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, thanks to 62% of its tally coming from the HD format.
No. 17 on the overall disc sales chart was another newcomer, Universal’s God’s Not Dead: We the People, the fourth film in the “God’s Not Dead” series.
The only other new release to land in the top 20 was Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen, an adaptation of the stage musical, at No. 20 overall and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart. It had 48% of its units sales from Blu-ray Disc.
The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Dec. 12 had Shang-Chi at No. 1, followed by Cry Macho at No. 2.
Universal’s Copshop was the No. 3 rental, followed by Disney’s Jungle Cruise at No. 3, and Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy at No. 5.
Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 12-11-21
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 12-12-21
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 12-11-21
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 12-11-21
Sales Report for Week Ended 12-11-21
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 12-13-21