July 25, 2019
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Shazam! debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 20.
The superhero movie based on the DC Comics character earned $140.4 million at the domestic box office.
Another newcomer, Fox’s faith-based drama Breakthrough, was No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.
The week also saw several older titles re-emerge among the weekly bestsellers thanks to “Prime Day” sales held by Amazon.com July 15 and 16.
For example, the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection rose all the way back up to No. 3 on the overall list and No. 2 on the Blu-ray list.
Disney’s Dumbo live-action remake was No. 4 on the overall sales chart in its fourth week, and was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.
Rounding out the top five overall was another superhero movie, Disney’s Captain Marvel, in its sixth week on disc. Captain Marvel was the No. 3 Blu-ray.
The previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s remake of Pet Sematary, dropped to No. 6 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.
Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 72% of first-week Shazam! unit sales, compared with 36% for Breakthrough. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format comprised 18% of Shazam!‘s total, while a Best Buy-exclusive 3D edition was good for 3%. Breakthrough saw 2% of its overall sales come from UHD Blu-ray.
The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 21 also saw Shazam! bow in the top spot, followed by Breakthrough.
Pet Sematary slipped from the top spot a week earlier to No. 3, with Universal’s Little at No. 4 and Dumbo at No. 5.
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Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 7-20-19
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