‘Raya’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Fourth Week; ‘Indiana Jones’ Grabs No. 2 Blu-ray Spot

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon remained 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 June 12.

It’s the fourth week in the top spot for the animated fantasy, though a couple of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray catalog titles scrambled the top 10 a bit.

The No. 3 overall disc seller was Paramount’s June 8 re-release of its collection of the four “Indiana Jones” movies, headlined by a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition, which accounted for 91.6% of the boxed set’s total sales (8.1% were of the regular Blu-ray edition). Since nearly all the set’s sales were of Blu-ray formats, it was No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, where it sold 96.9% as many copies as top-selling Raya.

The No. 3 Blu-ray seller, and No. 6 overall, was Sony Pictures’ 2005 anime film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, newly released in a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version that accounted for 98.7% of the title’s sales for the week.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s live-action/animation hybrid Tom & Jerry remained the No. 2 overall disc seller for the fourth week in a row, though it slipped to No. 4 in Blu-ray Disc sales after three weeks as the runner-up on that chart.

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Rounding out the overall top five were Paramount’s A Quiet Place at No. 4, and Lionsgate’s original John Wick at No. 5.

The Blu-ray chart No. 5 was Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, which was No. 7 on the overall disc chart — down from the third ranking on both charts a week earlier.

The only other newcomer in the overall top 20 was Lionsgate’s City of Lies at No. 17, though it fared better on the Blu-ray chart at No. 8, with 58% of its total unit sales coming in the high-def format. Produced by Saban Films and based on the book LAbyrinth by Randall Sullivan, the film follows the investigation into the infamous murder of iconic rap artist Notorious B.I.G. Johnny Depp stars as a determined LAPD detective who teams up with a journalist (Forest Whitaker) in search of the truth.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 13, City of Lies debuted at No. 1, pushing Tom & Jerry to No. 2. The Marksman remained No. 3.

The Redbox-exclusive thriller Rogue Hostage entered the rental chart at No. 4, while Raya and the Last Dragon slipped to No. 5.

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Takes No. 1 Disc Sales Spot in May, No. 3 for the Year

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for May 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service. The animated fantasy had been the top weekly seller the final two weeks of the month, which was enough to push it to N0. 3 on the list of top sellers for the entire year.

The No. 2 seller in May was Warner’s live-action/animation hybrid Tom & Jerry, which came out on disc the same day as Raya and was the runner-up to it on the weekly charts.

The No. 3 and No. 4 sellers were also released on disc in May. No. 3 was Universal’s The Marksman, a Liam Neeson actioner released May 11, while No. 4 was Warner’s crime drama The Little Things.

The April top seller, Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984, dropped to No. 5 for May. Another new release to heavily feature the Wonder Woman character, the animated superhero movie Justice Society: World War II, also from Warner, was the No. 6 May seller.

Paramount’s 2018 thriller A Quiet Place jumped to No. 9 in May, up from No. 103 in April, thanks to fans preparing for the sequel that hit theaters May 28.

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The arrival of Raya shuffled the top 10 titles on the year-to-date chart a bit, though the top two titles remained the same, with Universal’s The Croods: A New Age maintaining the top spot, and Wonder Woman 1984 at No. 2.

Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter slipped one spot to No. 4, while Disney’s Soul dropped two spots to No. 6.

In between them, taking over the year’s No. 5 spot, was the faith-based I Can Only Imagine, a catalog title released by Lionsgate in 2018. Its appearance in the annual top 10 is a bit of a surprise given it hasn’t been in the top 10 sellers for any month of the year.

Accordingly, Universal’s News of the World and Greenland also slid two spots each, to No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Warner’s Justice League dropped one spot to No. 9, while Warner’s The Meg remained No. 10.

The new arrivals pushed Paramount’s Love and Monsters and Warner’s Tenet off the year’s top 10 list.

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According to NPD, the May 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  2. Tom & Jerry (2021, Warner)
  3. The Marksman (Universal)
  4. The Little Things (Warner)
  5. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  6. Justice Society: World War II (Warner)
  7. Friday 3-Movie Collection (Warner)
  8. Rush Hour Trilogy (Warner)
  9. A Quiet Place (Paramount)
  10. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum  (Lionsgate)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through May 2021):

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  4. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  5. I Can Only Imagine (Lionsgate)
  6. Soul (Disney)
  7. News of the World (Universal)
  8. Greenland (Universal/STX)
  9. Justice League (Warner)
  10. The Meg (Warner)

 

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Topped Disc Sales for Month of April

‘Raya’ Dominance Over Disc Sales Continues for Third Week

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon remained 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 June 5. It’s the third week in the top spot for the animated fantasy.

In fact, the week’s top three disc sellers on both charts remained unchanged from the previous week.

Warner’s live-action/animation hybrid Tom & Jerry was No. 2, also for the third week, selling  a bit more than half as many copies overall as Raya.

At No. 3 for the second week on both charts was Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, a sci-fi book series adaptation starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

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The 2018 Paramount thriller A Quiet Place rose to No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, boosted by the current theatrical success of its sequel.

Rounding out the top five overall (and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart) was Lionsgate’s John Wick, the 2014 actioner starring Keanu Reeves. The third “John Wick” movie was was No. 6 overall (No. 9 Blu-ray), while a collection of all three movies was the No. 4 Blu-ray seller.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Universal Pictures’ Liam Neeson starrer The Marksman. It was No. 11 on the overall disc sales chart.

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 9 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s The Courier, a Cold War drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 6, Tom & Jerry jumped back into the top spot, pushing Raya to No. 2. The Marksman remained No. 3.

The Courier debuted as the No. 4 rental, while Warner’s The Little Things remained No. 5.

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‘Raya’ Tops Disc Sales for Second Week

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon and Warner’s Tom & Jerry remained atop the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts for a second consecutive week, while two newcomers cracked the top five the week ended May 29.

Raya maintained the No. 1 spot 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 animated fantasy had 56% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 11% of its total coming from the 4K Ultra HD combo pack.

The live-action/animation hybrid Tom & Jerry at No. 2 sold a bit more than half as many copies overall as Raya, but only about one-third the Blu-rays, which accounted for only 37% of its total sales. It doesn’t have a 4K disc option.

The week’s top newcomer at No. 3 on both charts was Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, a sci-fi book series adaptation starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. It earned $13.3 million at the domestic box office.

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No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, was Warner’s Supernatural: The Fifteenth and Final Season, the concluding chapter of the long-running CW horror-fantasy series. A complete-series boxed set was the No. 15 Blu-ray Disc seller.

Rounding out the top five overall (and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart) was Universal Pictures’ The Marksman, the actioner starring Liam Neeson as an Arizona rancher who protects a young migrant boy from drug lords on a trip to Chicago.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 30, Raya moved up two spots to take over the top spot, pushing Tom & Jerry down to No. 2 and The Marksman to No. 3.

Chaos Walking debuted as the No. 4 disc rental, dropping Warner’s The Little Things to No. 5.

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Dominates Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon 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 May 22.

The new animated fantasy, which earned $48.6 million during a domestic theatrical run in which it was also available for a surcharge on Disney+, led a sizeable slate of chart newcomers during the week, but still outsold its closest competitor by a nearly three-to-one margin. However, the feat wasn’t enough to put Raya on the top 20 of the DEG’s weekly Watched at Home chart, representatives for which cited the film’s status as an untrackable Premier Access title as the reason it wasn’t listed despite its arrival via traditional retail channels.

The No. 2 disc seller on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts was Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tom & Jerry, the live-action/animation hybrid that earned $45.6 million in its domestic box office run.

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The previous week’s top selling disc overall, Universal Pictures’ Liam Neeson-starrer The Marksman, dropped to No. 3 on both charts (it was the No. 2 Blu-ray the previous week).

Warner’s Justice Society: World War II was No. 4. The direct-t0-video animated superhero adventure had been the top Blu-ray seller a week earlier and No. 2 overall.

No. 5 on both charts was Lionsgate’s Above Suspicion, a true crime drama starring Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” as an informant in a small Kentucky town who falls in love with her FBI handler.

Other newcomers among the top 20 disc sellers include Lionsgate’s Minari at No. 6 overall (No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart); Paramount’s Cosmic Sin at No. 8 overall (No. 11 Blu-ray); Sony Pictures’ The Father at No. 10 (No. 27 Blu-ray); and Paramount’s Star Trek: Lower Decks — Season 1 at No. 16 overall (No. 6 Blu-ray).

Minari is a drama about a Korean family that moves to a farm in Arkansas, and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Youn Yuh-jung. Cosmic Sin is a sci-fi thriller with Bruce Willis and Frank Grillo as soldiers who lead an attack on an alien race to preemptively stop a war. The Father is a drama about a man (Anthony Hopkins) who refuses all assistance from his daughter (Olivia Colman) as he ages and begins to lose touch with reality, and won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Hopkins. “Star Trek: Lower Decks” is an animated sci-fi comedy set in the “Star Trek” universe that was originally available on CBS All Access (now Paramount+), with the first season running 10 half-hour episodes.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 70% of first-week Raya unit sales, with 13% of its total coming from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version. Blu-ray accounted for 42% of Tom & Jerry sales, compared with 48% for Above Suspicion, 27% for Minari, 42% for Cosmic Sin, 27% for The Father, and 70% for “Star Trek: Lower Decks.”

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 23, Tom & Jerry debuted at No. 1, pushing The Marksman to No. 2.

Raya and the Last Dragon debuted as the No. 3 rental, pushing Warner’s crime drama The Little Things to No. 4, while Above Suspicion entered the rental chart at No. 5.

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‘The Marksman,’ ‘Justice Society’ Lead Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Marksman debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, the week ended May 15.

The film, which stars Liam Neeson as an Arizona rancher who agrees to take a migrant boy to Chicago despite being chased by drug lords, was No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 1 Blu-ray, and No. 2 on the overall disc chart, was Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Justice Society: World War II, a direct-to-video animated adventure that finds the modern-day Flash going back in time to meet an earlier team of superheroes.

Overall, Justice Society sold 62% as many copies as Marksman, but Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 41% of total Marksman sales, compared with 75% for Justice Society. As Justice Society was widely released only on Blu-ray, that means a Walmart-exclusive DVD edition accounted for 25% of its total unit sales indicating how much influence the retailer still has over the disc market. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version accounted for 17% of total Justice Society unit sales (meaning 58% was the regular Blu-ray).

The previous week’s top seller on both charts, Warner’s crime drama The Little Things, dropped to No. 3 on the overall disc chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 on both charts, down two spots from the previous week, was Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 in its seventh week on shelves. That gives the character of Wonder Woman two spots in the top five, as she also plays a major role in Justice Society.

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The No. 3 Blu-ray seller, and No. 8 on the overall disc chart, was the 2004 horror film Saw, getting a boost from Lionsgate’s new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc version, which accounted for almost the entirety of the title’s weekly sales.

Similarly, Universal Pictures’ new 20th anniversary re-release of 2001 animated hit Shrek, with a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in addition to Blu-ray and DVD re-issues, pushed it back onto the both charts at No. 6. The 4K edition accounted for 73% of its total sales, with the regular Blu-ray adding 9%.

Among catalog re-releases from specialty distributors, the new Criterion Collection edition of 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High was the No. 11 Blu-ray Disc seller, while Shout! Factory’s new Blu-ray of the 1976 King Kong remake was No. 22 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 16 had The Marksman at No. 1, pushing The Little Things to No. 2.

Paramount heist thriller The Vault, available on disc early at Redbox kiosks, was No. 3, while the Redbox-exclusive Every Breath You Take was No. 4.

Wonder Woman 1984 was the No. 5 rental for the week.

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Topped Disc Sales for Month of April

Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for April 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service. The result comes as little surprise, given WW84 topped the weekly sales charts every week during April (it was the top weekly seller for the five weeks following its March 30 disc release).

The No. 2 seller in April, moving up from the No. 5 spot in March, was Universal Pictures’ News of the World, a Western starring Tom Hanks as a former soldier escorting an orphaned girl back to her family through dangerous Texas wilderness. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD March 23.

Disney’s Soul, the Oscar-winning animated movie from Pixar, was the No. 3 seller for the month, having been released on Blu-ray and DVD March 23. It was No. 4 in March.

The month’s No. 4 title was Lionsgate’s Shadow in the Cloud, released on Blu-ray and DVD April 6. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a World War II flight officer on a secret mission when her bomber is attacked by gremlins.

Universal’s The Croods: A New Age, which topped the monthly charts for February and March, fell to No. 5 for April, though it remained the top seller for the year to date.

Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter, another March disc release, dropped three spots on the monthly chart to No. 6.

The only other newcomer in the monthly top 10 was Screen Media’s Willy’s Wonderland at No. 8. The April 13 Blu-ray and DVD release stars Nicolas Cage as a man who, in order to fund the repairs to his broken-down car, must escape an abandoned family fun center where the animatronic characters have come to life.

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The top 10 titles on the year-to-date chart remained the same from the end of March, though the order shifted a bit.

After The Croods, WW84 remained No. 2 and Monster Hunter remained No. 3. Soul moved up a spot to No. 4, while News of the World moved up two spots to No. 5.

That pushed Universal and STX Films’ Greenland to No. 6, down two spots, and Paramount’s Love and Monsters to No. 7, down one spot on the yearly chart.

Warner’s Tenet slipped a spot to No. 9, getting passed by a Warner catalog title, the 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League that got a boost from HBO Max’s release of Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the film, even though fan ire toward the theatrical cut is what prompted the movement to release the “Snyder Cut” in the first place.

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According to NPD, the April 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  2. News of the World (Universal)
  3. Soul (Disney)
  4. Shadow in the Cloud (Lionsgate)
  5. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  6. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  7. Friday 3-Movie Collection (Warner)
  8. Willy’s Wonderland (Screen Media)
  9. Rush Hour Trilogy (Warner)
  10. Neighbors 2-Movie Collection (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through April 2021):

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  4. Soul (Disney)
  5. News of the World (Universal)
  6. Greenland (Universal/STX)
  7. Love and Monsters (Paramount)
  8. Justice League (Warner)
  9. Tenet (Warner)
  10. The Meg (Warner)

 

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Tops March Disc Sales, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ No. 2

‘The Little Things’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

After a month of Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 dominating Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales, a new No. 1 emerged the week ended May 8.

It was another Warner title, The Little Things, that emerged as No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The crime thriller with Denzel Washington was released on disc May 4 after earning $15.24 million from a domestic box office run when it was also available on HBO Max for a month.

Wonder Woman 1984 dropped to No. 2 after five weeks in the top spot. In its sixth week, it sold 80% as many copies as Little Things in its first week.

A third Warner title, the historical drama Judas and the Black Messiah, debuted at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 4 overall disc and No. 5 Blu-ray was the Tom Hanks-starring Western News of the World, from Universal Pictures.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s Rush Hour Trilogy collection.

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The No. 3 Blu-ray Disc seller, and No. 11 on the overall disc chart, was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Speed, the 1994 action classic that debuted on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc May 4. The new 4K combo pack accounted for 96% of all Speed unit sales, with the regular Blu-ray accounting for another 1%.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 47% of total The Little Things sales, and 55% for that of Judas.

The only other newcomer in the top 10, debuting at No. 8 overall and N0. 7 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s The Virtuoso, a thriller about a hitman (Anson Mount) who is sent on a cryptic assignment by his mentor (Anthony Hopkins).

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 9 also had Little Things in the top spot.

No. 2 was a Redbox exclusive, the thriller Every Breath You Take, followed by Virtuoso at No. 3.

Wonder Woman 1984 fell a spot to No. 4. The previous week’s top rental, Paramount’s Cosmic Sin, a sci-fi actioner available early at Redbox, dropped to No. 5.

Judas and the Black Messiah debuted as the No. 6 rental.

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‘WW84’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Fifth Week

Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 remained No. 1 for a fifth week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended May 1.

That’s the most weeks as No. 1 on the overall disc sales chart since another Warner title, Tenet, topped the chart five out of six weeks in December and January. It’s also the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 since Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog had six in a row in May and June of 2020. The pandemic no doubt contributed to the longevity of these titles at retail, both in disrupting the release schedule for putting strong titles into the market, and in retailers being slow to update new-release displays when new titles do make it to disc.

Case in point: new Best Picture Oscar winner Nomadland was release by Disney-owned Searchlight Films on Blu-ray April 27, yet failed to make either the top 50 disc sellers list or the top 30 Blu-ray sellers list, despite being No. 2 on DEG’s Watched at Home chart that tracks both digital and disc transactions. The Nomadland Blu-ray was not available on shelves at any of the big box retail chains and could only be purchased through online stores, where consumers could just as easily buy the digital version.

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The week’s No. 2 disc release (No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart) was Lionsgate’s Vanquish, a new crime thriller starring Morgan Freeman as a retired cop who forces a former drug courier (Ruby Rose) to do his bidding by kidnapping her daughter. It sold about half as many copies in its first week as WW84 did in its fifth.

Rounding out the top five overall disc sellers were Universal’s Tom Hanks-starring Western News of the World at No. 3 (No. 6 Blu-ray); The DVD-only Friday 3-Movie Collection from Warner at No. 4; and Disney’s Soul, the latest Pixar Animation Studios that won the Best Animated Feature Oscar and was No. 5 on both charts.

The Blu-ray chart saw several catalog titles push back into the top five. The 1987 romantic drama Dirty Dancing, from Lionsgate, was the No. 2 Blu-ray seller after Best Buy released an exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook edition April 27. It was No. 8 on the overall disc list, with 4K versions accounting for 55% of its sales.

The No. 4 selling Blu-ray was Arrow Video’s limited-edition re-release of the 2001 thriller Donnie Darko on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. It was No. 31 on the overall disc sales chart.

Kino Lorber’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the 1966 Clint Eastwood Western The Good, The Bad and the Ugly was No. 15 on the Blu-ray sales chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 2 had Paramount’s Cosmic Sin at No. 1 after it became available early at Redbox kiosks weeks ahead of its May 18 wide release on disc.

Nomadland, which as noted was scarce at retail on disc, was readily available at rental outlets and took the No. 2 spot.

WW84 dropped to No. 3 on the rental chart, pushing the previous week’s top rental, Vanquish, to No. 4. News of the World was the No. 5 rental.

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‘WW84’ Still Atop Disc Sales Charts After Fourth Week

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 remained No. 1 for a fourth 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 April 24.

Returning to the No. 2 spot on both charts for the first time since its first week of release was Universal Pictures’ News of the World. The Tom Hanks-starring Western debuted at No. 2 following its March 23 disc release (behind Disney’s Soul), then bounced around the top five in the month since.

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Soul, from Pixar Animation studio, maintained the No. 3 spot on both charts. The film just won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but the Oscar ceremony occurred after the close of the sales week being tracked.

No. 4 on both charts was Screen Media’s Willy’s Wonderland, the horror-comedy hybrid starring Nicolas Cage as a stranded motorist who must survive a family fun center where the animatronics come to life.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s DVD-only collection of the three “Friday” movies, moving up the charts thanks to a relative boost in catalog titles resulting from the lack of big new releases. The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller (and No. 7 overall) was Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended April 25 had WW84 slip to No. 2 after three weeks in the top spot. The week’s top rental was Lionsgate’s Vanquish, a crime drama available on Redbox a week before its wide April 27 disc release.

The No. 3 rental was News of the World, followed at No. 4 by Willy’s Wonderland and at No. 5 by Universal’s The Croods: A New Age.

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