‘Madea Family Funeral’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Chart

Lionsgate’s A Madea Family Funeral debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended June 8.

The latest film directed by Tyler Perry, the 11th and reportedly final installment in the franchise featuring him playing Madea, earned $73.3 million at the domestic box office.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, however, Madea landed at No. 3, as just 26% of sales of the film were of the Blu-ray Disc format.

The week’s top Blu-ray Disc seller for a third consecutive week was DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, distributed by Universal Pictures. The third “Dragon” film dropped to No. 2 for the week after two weeks in the top spot, selling about 60% as many copies as the debuting Madea.

The week’s No. 3 overall seller and No. 2 Blu-ray was another newcomer, the animated direct-to-video superhero adventure Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a crossover featuring the popular characters that was distributed by Warner Bros. and produced with the assistance of TMNT rights holders Nickelodeon. Blu-ray Disc comprised 82% of its first-week sales.

No. 4 on both charts was Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in its fourth week on shelves.

Another Warner title, Aquaman, was No. 5 on both charts in its 11th week of disc availability.

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The 2016 animated movie The Secret Life of Pets, from Universal, jumped back into the top 20 at No. 18 overall, boosted by the June 7 theatrical release of its sequel.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 9 also had Madea Family Funeral debut in the top spot.

Universal’s The Upside slipped a spot to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot.

Dragon slipped to No. 3, while Warner’s Isn’t It Romantic dropped to No. 4 and Lionsgate’s Drunk Parents held at No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 6-8-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 6-9-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 6-8-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 6-8-19
Sales Report for Week Ended 6-8-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 6-10-19

Merchandising: A Bag for ‘Madea’

Among the new releases for June 4, Walmart offered Lionsgate’s A Madea Family Funeral on Blu-ray with an exclusive pack-in tote bag for $19.96.

Most retail promotions for the week, however, focused on sales of catalog titles, many with a Father’s Day theme.

Best Buy’s weekly ad showed a selection of DVDs and Blu-rays starting at $6.99 under the banner “These are dad favorites.” Titles included a John Wayne collection, Jaws and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

A Target in Tustin, Calif., wheeled out a DVD/Blu-ray kiosk with Father’s Day signage and such titles as Glass, Get Out, The Mule and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

Target also had select 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc titles for as low as $15 each.

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