‘Aquaman’ Swims Back to Top Spot on Disc Sales Chart

Amid another light week for new releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman returned to the top spot on the national disc sales chart for the third time in its six weeks on shelves.

The week ended May 4 saw Aquaman at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for the week ended May 4.

Aquaman barely edged out Universal Pictures’ Glass, which sold 99.8% as many copies in its third week on shelves. Glass had been the top title the week before.

No. 3 on the overall sales chart was Paramount’s Bumblebee, which sold 90% as many copies as the top title.

The top-selling Blu-ray Disc for the third straight week was Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was No. 4 overall.

Aquaman was the No. 2 Blu-ray, with Glass at No. 3 and Bumblebee at No. 4.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was No. 5 on both charts.

The top new releases for the week were Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala remake at No. 7 (No. 10 Blu-ray), Universal’s Serenity at No. 9 (No. 8 Blu-ray) and Lionsgate’s Dragged Across Concrete at No. 10 (No. 7 Blu-ray).

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 5, Serenity debuted at No. 1, with Miss Bala at No. 2.

Glass dropped to No. 3 after two weeks in the top spot. Sony Pictures’ Escape Room took No. 4 and Warner’s The Mule was No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Tops Disc Sales Chart, Though More People Bought ‘Glass’

A retail exclusive had a big impact on the national home video sales rankings the week ended April 20.

Nominally, the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, saw Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman return to the top spot in its fourth week on shelves.

Debuting at No. 2 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Universal Pictures’ Glass, the latest thriller from M. Night Shyamalan that serves as a sequel to both 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split. It earned $111 million at the domestic box office.

However, Walmart offered an exclusive triple-feature Blu-ray containing the three films, an option chosen by many consumers to obtain their copy of Glass.

The standalone version of Glass sold 90% as many copies as the No. 1 overall title, and the trilogy sold 14%. Combined, that would mean more people bought Glass during the week than any other movie.

The top reported Blu-ray Disc seller was the newly released anime movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which earned $30.7 million at the domestic box office. Aquaman was No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

The standalone Glass sold 79% as many copies as Broly, while the trilogy sold 20%, so the combined tally wouldn’t have been enough to make it the top seller.

No. 4 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, followed at No. 5 by Paramount’s Bumblebee.

Among the week’s other new releases, Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Justice League vs. The Fatal Five debuted at No. 12 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King debuted at No. 11 overall and No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

Lionsgate’s sci-fi thriller Replicas bowed at No. 14 overall and No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 84% of first-week Broly sales, compared with 61% for Glass, 55% for Kid and 51% for Replicas.

Fatal Five, which was released only on Blu-ray combo pack formats, had 11% of its sales come from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. UHD Blu-ray accounted for 12% of Glass sales and 6% for Kid.

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On Media Play News‘ rental chart for the week ended April 21, Glass debuted at No. 1, while Warner’s The Mule held onto the No. 2 spot.

Sony Pictures’ Holmes & Watson, the previous week’s top rental, fell to No. 3. Replicas debuted at No. 4 and Bumblebee slipped to No. 5.

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Merchandising: ‘Glass’ Among Several Retailer Exclusives

Best Buy’s ‘Glass’ Blu-ray with art cards

The big three retailers offered exclusive editions for several of the titles released April 16.

For Universal’s Glass, Target offered a $27.99 Blu-ray combo pack with box art by Alex Ross and Steelbook packaging.

Target’s ‘Glass’ Steelbook

Best Buy, which is typically known for Steelbook exclusives, instead offered the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack of Glass with special slipcover art and three art cards of the main characters from the film.

Walmart’s exclusive was a triple-feature Blu-ray of M. Night Shyamalan’s “Eastrail 177 Trilogy,” grouping Glass with predecessors Unbreakable and Split, for $29.96. Eastrail 177 is the name of the train that derails in the first film, Unbreakable.

Target’s ‘Justice League vs. The Fatal Five’ Steelbook

Target had another Steelbook edition during the week, in the form of Warner’s Justice League vs. The Fatal Five Blu-ray combo pack.

Best Buy ‘Justice League vs The Fatal Five’ Blu-ray with Star Boy figure

Best Buy offered the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the animated superhero film with a pack-in Star Boy fiture for $33.99.

A third title to arrive during the week with retail exclusive editions was Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly — The Movie. Best Buy had a Steelbook edition of the Blu-ray for $27.99, while Walmart had lenticular box art for $19.96.

Best Buy’s ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Steelbook

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