‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Outruns Debuting ‘Invisible Man’ on Disc Sales Charts

Sonic the Hedgehog remained the top Blu-ray/DVD seller in America for a second consecutive week despite the disc debut of the critically acclaimed remake of The Invisible Man the week ended May 30.

Paramount’s Sonic, based on the video game, had debuted in the top spot a week earlier on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Coming in a close No. 2 on both charts, Universal’s Invisible Man sold 90% as many copies as Sonic. The film, which turns the classic horror tale of a man who can’t be seen into a modern psychological thriller, earned $65 million from a domestic box office run that was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, leading Universal to release the film early via VOD (the digital equivalent of a rental).

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for just 51% of first-week Invisible Man sales, with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprising 11% of its total.

Down a spot from the previous week, at No. 3, was Disney’s Onward in its second week on disc. The latest Pixar film also had a shortened theatrical run and premiered on the Disney+ streaming service about a month after debuting in theaters.

Warner’s Birds of Prey in its third week on disc was the No. 4 seller on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 overall seller was Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild, also in its third week.

The No. 4 Blu-ray seller (No. 6 overall) was Warner’s direct-to-video ‘R’-rated animated superhero movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War in its second week.

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Invisible Man was the only new release to crack the weekly top 50. With a number of potential theatrical releases from the past two months having been rescheduled due to the pandemic, retailers are likely to see a dearth of major new disc releases for the time being, with the most notable upcoming titles being a handful of TV or catalog special editions.

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On the Media Play News disc rental chart for the week ended May 31, Invisible Man took the No. 1 spot.

Call of the Wild held onto the No. 2 spot, while Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot rose a spot to No. 3, swapping places with Birds of Prey, which dropped to No. 4.

The previous week’s top rental, Warner’s The Way Back, dropped to No. 5.

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