Crunchyroll’s Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero debuted at No. 1 on the Circana 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 March 18.
In the latest “Dragon Ball” movie from the anime franchise, Piccolo and Gohan must save the world from androids created to carry on the mission of the recently destroyed Red Ribbon Army. It earned $38.1 million at the domestic box office.
The anime sequel edged out Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto, which debuted at No. 2 on both charts. Based on the best-selling novel A Man Called Ove, the film stars Tom Hanks as a grump who no longer sees purpose in his life following the loss of his wife, but his plans to end it all are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door and he meets his match in a quick-witted girl who challenges him to see life differently. It earned $64.1 million at the domestic box office.
On the overall disc chart, Otto had about 96% of the total unit sales as the top title, but the gap on the Blu-ray chart was much wider, as Super Hero was released only as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Otto had just 32% of its total sales come from the HD format, and thus sold just 30% as many Blu-ray copies as Super Hero.
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The top disc seller the previous two weeks, Universal Pictures’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.
No. 4 on both charts was another newcomer, Lionsgate’s The Whale starring Brendan Fraser, who recently won the Oscar for Best Actor for the film. Fraser plays a reclusive overweight English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. It earned $17.2 millon from U.S. theaters.
The No. 5 overall disc seller was the newly released disc version of season 11 of “The Walking Dead” from Lionsgate. It was No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, the recent Best Picture Oscar winner. It was no. 7 overall, but No. 1 on the dedicated 4K disc chart.
The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 19 had A Man Called Otto at No. 1, pushing Puss in Boots: The Last Wish to No. 2.
The No. 3 rental was The Whale, with Screen Media’s The Ritual Killer at No. 4, and Everything Everywhere at No. 5.
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