A slate of newcomers had little luck displacing the top titles on the national sales charts the week ended April 13.
The top performing new release for the week was Sony Pictures’ A Dog’s Way Home, which debuted at No. 4 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.
The top two titles on both charts remained the same from the prior week. Paramount’s Bumblebee took No. 1 and Warner’s Aquaman was No. 2.
Warner’s The Mule held onto the No. 3 spot on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.
No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Rounding out the top five on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which was No. 6 overall.
A Dog’s Way Home, about a lost dog looking for her owner, earned $42 million at U.S. theaters.
Sony Pictures’ critically panned comedy Holmes & Watson debuted at No. 8 on the overall chart and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart. The latest pairing of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly earned just $30.6 million at the domestic box office.
Two new releases from Universal also cracked the top 20 in their first week: On the Basis of Sex debuted at No. 15 (No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart) and Welcome to Marwen, the latest film from director Robert Zemeckis, came in at No. 20 (No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart).
Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 45% of A Dog’s Way Home sales, compared with 54% for Holmes & Watson, 47% for On the Basis of Sex and 85% for Welcome to Marwen.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 14, Holmes & Watson debuted at No. 1, with The Mule at No. 2, Bumblebee at No. 3, Aquaman at No. 4 and A Dog’s Way Home at No. 5.
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