‘Alita’ Battles On, Tops Disc Sales for Second Week

The 20th Century Fox sci-fi actioner Alita: Battle Angel was No. 1 for a second consecutive week 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 Aug. 3.

The top three on both charts were unchanged from the previous week. Lionsgate’s Hellboy remake was No. 2 in its second week, followed by Warner’s Shazam! in its third.

The week’s top newcomer, the animated UglyDolls from Universal Pictures and STX Entertainment, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

Another newcomer, the Lionsgate political romantic comedy Long Shot, entered the campaign at No. 5 on both charts.

The Sony Pictures thriller The Intruder bowed at No. 6 on the overall sales chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 4, Long Shot debuted at No. 1, followed by Intruder at No. 2.

Shazam! dropped to No. 3 after a couple of weeks in the top spot, while Alita slipped to No. 4 and Hellboy was No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 8-3-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 8-4-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 8-3-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 8-3-19
Sales Report for Week Ended 8-3-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 8-5-19

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Fights to Top of Disc Sales Charts

The 20th Century Fox sci-fi actioner Alita: Battle Angel 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 27.

Based on a 1990s Japanese manga series, Alita earned $85.7 million at the domestic box office.

Lionsgate’s remake of Hellboy bowed at No. 2 on both charts. The film earned $21.9 million in U.S. theaters.

The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s Shazam!, dropped to No. 3 on both charts.

Fox’s faith-based Breakthrough slid to No. 4 on both charts.

Disney’s Captain Marvel maintained the No. 5 spot on both charts.

The animated movie Missing Link, from Fox, debuted at No. 6 after a $16.6 million haul at the domestic box office.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 82% of first-week sales for Alita. The 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc combo pack, which also included a 3D version of the film, comprised a whopping 30% of total Alita unit sales.

Hellboy had 68% of its sales come from Blu-ray, with 17% of its total sales from 4K UHD Blu-ray. Missing Link had 56% of its sales come from Blu-ray.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 28, Shazam! held onto the top spot for a second consecutive week.

Alita bowed at No. 2, with Hellboy at No. 3.

Breakthrough dropped to No. 4, while Paramount’s Pet Sematary remake slid to No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 7-27-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 7-28-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 7-27-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 7-27-19
Sales Report for Week Ended 7-27-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 7-29-19

‘Shazam!’ Remains Top Redbox Rental, ‘Alita’ Tops On Demand Chart

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Shazam! remained No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental chart the week ended July 28.

The top newcomer on the disc rental chart was Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel.

Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s Hellboy remake, debuted at No. 3 on the kiosk chart.

The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

Fox’s faith-based drama Breakthrough dropped to No. 4 on the disc chart.

Paramount’s remake of the horror film Pet Sematary slipped to No. 5 on the kiosk chart.

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The Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals, saw Alita debut at No. 1, with Shazam! dropping to No. 2.

Hellboy was No. 3, Breakthrough was No. 4 and Universal’s Little was No. 5.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended July 28:

  1. Shazam! — Warner
  2. Alita: Battle Angel — Fox
  3. Hellboy (2019) — Lionsgate
  4. Breakthrough — Fox
  5. Pet Sematary (2019) Paramount
  6. Little Universal
  7. Dumbo (2019) Disney
  8. Missing Link — Fox
  9. Captain Marvel — Disney
  10. Us — Universal

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended July 28:

  1. Alita: Battle Angel — Fox
  2. Shazam! — Warner
  3. Hellboy (2019) — Lionsgate
  4. Breakthrough — Fox
  5. Little Universal
  6. Pet Sematary (2019) Paramount
  7. Aquaman Warner
  8. The Upside — STX
  9. Missing Link — Fox
  10. Us — Universal

Merchandising: ‘Alita’ Joins Exclusives Battle

The new releases of July 23 included a few retail exclusives for Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel and Lionsgate’s Hellboy remake.

Best Buy offered Steelbook editions for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo packs for both films, with Alita listed at $34.99 and Hellboy at $29.99. The Alita Steelbook, which like the standard-edition 4K included a 3D version of the film, was marked as sold out on the Best Buy website.

Best Buy’s ‘Alita’ UHD/3D BD Steelbook
Best Buy’s ‘Hellboy’ UHD BD Steelbook

Target also offered a Steelbook for Hellboy, packaging the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack in a “limited-edition double-sided Steelbook” for $24.99.

Target’s ‘Hellboy’ BD Steelbook
Target’s ‘Hellboy’ BD Steelbook sides

For Alita, Target packed special versions of the Blu-ray ($22.99) and 4K/3D Blu-ray ($32.99) with a USB-charging wristband that appears to be iPhone compatible.

Target’s ‘Alita’ UHD/3D BD with USB wristband

Walmart sold a limited-edition Alita “Motorball” Blu-ray gift set that included a Funko Pocket Pop! keychain for $29.96.

Walmart’s ‘Alita’ BD with keychain

For the Hellboy Blu-ray combo pack, Walmart offered a digital graphic novel.

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Among preorders, Best Buy is offering a Steelbook 4K UHD Blu-ray boxed set for the first four “Avengers” film for $149.99. Best Buy’s website doesn’t list a release date, although Disney releases Avengers: Endgame on Blu-ray Aug. 13.

Best Buy’s ‘Avengers’ Steelbook boxed set