‘Elvis’ Sings Way to No. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Elvis 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 Sept. 17.

Director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, which earned $150.8 million at the domestic box office, was one of four newcomers to make their way into the top 10 overall disc sellers chart.

No. 3 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Where the Crawdad Sings, the adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name about an abandoned girl who raises herself in the woods. It earned $89.2 million from U.S. theaters.

No. 4 on both charts was Disney’s Lightyear, from Pixar Animation Studios. The film is a spinoff of the “Toy Story” franchise that is purportedly the in-universe movie that inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy line. It earned $118.3 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 49% of total unit sales for Elvis (37% regular Blu-ray and 12% 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray), compared with 39% for Where the Crawdads Sing (with no 4K release) and 58% for Lightyear (40% regular Blu-ray, 18% 4K).

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The previous week’s top seller, Universal’s animated sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru, slipped to No. 2 on both charts. Another Universal release, Jurassic World Dominion, slipped three spots on both charts to No. 5.

The fourth newcomer to crack the top 10 on the overall disc sales chart was Sony Pictures Cobra Kai: Season 4, the latest DVD release of the “Karate Kid” spinoff that streams on Netflix. Season five was just released Sept. 9 on Netflix. It was a DVD-only release so did not appear on the Blu-ray chart.

A Walmart-exclusive DVD release of Paramount’s Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin was No. 17 on the overall disc sales chart. The seventh installment of the “Paranormal Activity” franchise was originally released for streaming on Paramount+ last October and is also now available as a disc rental at Redbox.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 18 also had Elvis in the top spot, Minions: The Rise of Gru at No. 2, and Where the Crawdads Sing at No. 3.

Jurassic World Dominion was the No. 4 rental, with another Universal release, The Black Phone, at No. 5.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Led DVD and Blu-ray Sales in August; ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Still No. 1 for 2022

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion rose to No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for August 2022, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. The sixth “Jurassic” film was released to disc Aug. 16 and spent three weeks atop the weekly sales charts.

The No. 2 seller for August was Paramount’s video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog 2, released on disc Aug. 9.

The July top seller, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, dropped to No. 3 for August.

Paramount’s romantic-comedy adventure The Lost City, with Sandra Bullock, was No. 4 in August, a spot higher than its July ranking.

The No. 5 August seller was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which had been No. 2 in July.

Universal Pictures’ The Black Phone, another Aug. 16 disc release, was No. 6 on the August chart. The film stars Ethan Hawke and is about a kidnapped child who can communicate with previous victims over a strange phone.

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The year-to-date top 10 carried over nine of the same 10 titles from the previous month, led by Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was No. 8 in August.

With the ascension of Jurassic World Dominion, Paramount’s 1986 original Top Gun fell out of the No. 10 sellers for 2022, though it was No. 7 for August.

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According to NPD, the August 2022 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Paramount)
  3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney/Marvel)
  4. The Lost City (Paramount)
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Warner)
  6. The Black Phone (Universal)
  7. Top Gun (Paramount)
  8. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  9. The Bad Guys (Universal/DreamWorks)
  10. Downton Abbey: A New Era (Universal)

 

Year-to-Date Top 10 (through August 2022):

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures)
  3. Dune: Part One (Warner)
  4. Sing 2 (Universal)
  5. Encanto (Disney)
  6. The Batman (Warner)
  7. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal)
  8. Uncharted (Sony Pictures)
  9. Yellowstone: Season Four (Paramount)
  10. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)

 

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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Debuts at No. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Minions: The Rise of Gru 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 Sept. 10.

The fifth entry and second prequel in the animated “Despicable Me” franchise features the minions helping the younger Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) fulfill his dream of becoming a supervillain. It earned $362.7 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray formats accounted for 56% of total sales for the Minions sequel, with 48% from regular Blu-ray and 8% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The top seller the previous three weeks, Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion, fell to to No. 2 on both charts.

Slipping to No. 3 on both charts was Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of the “Yellowstone” prequel that was originally released as a 10-episode limited series on the Paramount+ streaming service.

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No. 4 on both charts was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, maintaining its position on the overall disc sales chart and rising a spot on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart. The No. 5 Blu-ray was Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes‘ Mission, which was No. 10 on the overall chart.

A few “Star Trek” movies made their way back up the chart thanks to promotions surrounding the Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture — The Director’s Edition, which was the No. 6 Blu-ray and No. 12 overall (78% of its Blu-ray re-release was from the 4K edition). Re-releases of the films starring the original “Star Trek” cast on Blu-ray and 4K also pushed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country up to No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart (No. 26 overall, with 95% of its sales from 4K), while Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was No. 15 (No. 45 overall, 96% from 4k) on the Blu-ray chart, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was No. 16 on the Blu-ray chart (No. 48 overall, 97% from 4K). Star Trek V and VI were making their 4K disc debuts.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 11 also had Minions: The Rise of Gru at No. 1, pushing Jurassic World Dominion to No. 2.

Universal’s The Black Phone slipped to No. 3, while Lionsgate’s Paradise Highway was No. 4 and Paramount’s The Lost City was No. 5.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Tops Disc Sales for Third Week; ‘1883’ Debuts at No. 2

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion remained No. 1 for a third-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 Sept. 3. A collection of all six “Jurassic” films slipped to No. 10 on both charts.

The week’s top newcomer, debuting at No. 2 on both charts, was Paramount Home Entertainment’s 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of the “Yellowstone” prequel that was originally released as a 10-episode limited series on the Paramount+ streaming service.

The 1883 discs sold 68.6% as many units during its first week as Jurassic World Dominion did in its third. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 25% of first-week 1883 sales.

Paramount’s video game adaptation sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2, slipped a spot to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc sales tracking chart.

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Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart in its fifth week on shelves.

No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, the third film in the Japanese “My Hero Academia” manga franchise about a school to hone superpowers. World Heroes’ Mission finds the students teaming with professional heroes against a doomsday cult that wants to end humanity.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 4 had the same top four as the previous week: Dominion at No. 1, Universal’s Black Phone at No. 2, Sonic 2 at No. 3, and Paramount’s The Lost City at No. 4.

Lionsgate’s Paradise Highway was the No. 5 rental.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Maintains Dominance of DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion 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 Aug. 27.

A collection of all six “Jurassic” films slipped a spot to No. 6 on both charts.

The sixth film finds the casts of the original Jurassic Park trilogy and the sequels coming together to stop a corporation from using genetically engineered locusts in a world where dinosaurs once again roam free. It earned $375.6 million at the domestic box office. The home video editions of Jurassic World Dominion include an extended version of the film.

Paramount’s video game adaptation sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2, remained No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart, but slipped to No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc sales tracking chart.

Sonic 2 sold 16.5% as many units during the week as Jurassic World Dominion.

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The week’s top newcomer, at No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Crunchyroll’s My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission, the third film in the Japanese “My Hero Academia” manga franchise about a school to hone superpowers. World Heroes’ Mission finds the students teaming with professional heroes against a doomsday cult that wants to end humanity. It earned $12.27 million at the domestic box office. The film was released only as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack so all of its unit sales count toward its Blu-ray share.

No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart was Unviersal Pictures’ The Black Phone, starring Ethan Hawke. In the film, a kidnapped boy finds a phone that allows him to hear from previous victims.

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart in its fifth week on shelves.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 28 had the same top four as the previous week: Dominion at No. 1, Black Phone at No. 2, Sonic 2 at No. 3, and Paramount’s The Lost City at No. 4.

RLJE Films’ Murder at Yellowstone City was the No. 5 rental.

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World Dominion easily 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 Aug. 20.

A collection of all six “Jurassic” films was No. 5 on both charts.

The sixth film finds the casts of the original Jurassic Park trilogy and the sequels coming together to stop a corporation from using genetically engineered locusts in a world where dinosaurs once again roam free. It earned $374 million at the domestic box office. The home video editions of Jurassic World Dominion include an extended version of the film.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of standalone Jurassic World Dominion unit sales, with 20% from the 4K Ultra HD version and 46% from regular Blu-ray; the six-movie set saw 68% of its sales from HD formats (22% UHD, 46% BD).

The previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

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The No. 3 seller, again on both charts, was another thriller from Universal Pictures, The Black Phone, starring Ethan Hawke. In the film, a kidnapped boy finds a phone that allows him to hear from previous victims. It earned $88.9 million at the domestic box office.

The Black Phone had 59% of its sales come from Blu-ray Disc.

No. 4 on both charts was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, now in its fourth week on shelves.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 21 also had Dominion at No. 1, with Black Phone at No. 2.

The previous top rental, Sonic 2, slipped to No. 3. Paramount’s The Lost City was No. 4, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was No. 5.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Speeds to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 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 chart the week ended Aug. 13.

The video game adaptation and sequel to the 2020 film finds Sonic in a race around the globe to find a powerful artifact. The film outgrossed its predecessor with $190.9 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 59% of total Sonic 2 unit sales, with 22% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 37% from regular Blu-ray.

A collection of both “Sonic” movies was No. 11 on the overall sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

The top seller the previous two weeks, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its third week on shelves. Doctor Strange 2 sold about 32% as many copies as the top title during the week.

No. 3 on the overall sales chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s adventure comedy The Lost City.

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The No. 4 overall seller was another newcomer, Vertical Entertainment’s Last Seen Alive, an action thriller starring Gerard Butler as a man search for his wife when she disappears at a gas station. It was No. 11 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 3 Blu-ray seller, and No. 11 overall, was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ 1995 crime thriller Heat, which got a bump from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition. The 4K version accounted for 95% of its total sales for the week.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 14 also had Sonic 2 in the top spot.

Lost City slipped to No. 2, followed by Doctor Strange 2 at No. 3.

No. 4 was Vertical’s Gone in the Night, a thriller starring Winona Ryder, with Last Seen Alive at No. 5.

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‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Lost City’ Remain Atop Disc Sales Charts

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 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 Aug. 6.

No. 2 on both charts, selling 68% as many copies as the top seller, was again Paramount’s The Lost City, a romantic comedy adventure movie starring Sandra Bullock.

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No. 3 on both charts was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

No. 4 was Paramount’s original 1986 Top Gun at No. 4 (No. 12 on the Blu-ray chart). Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home was No. 5 on both charts.

The No. 4 Blu-ray was Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was No. 9 overall.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Aug. 7 had Lost City in the top spot again. Doctor Strange 2 made its first appearance on the rental chart at No. 2 after a week’s delay.

The Redbox-exclusive Vertical Entertainment thriller Last Seen Alive slipped to No. 3, Universal Pictures’ The Bad Guys dropped to No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Morbius remained No. 5.

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‘Doctor Strange 2,’ ‘Lost City’ Debut Atop Disc Sales Charts

When there aren’t many notable DVD and Blu-ray releases for a few weeks, it doesn’t take much for big newcomers to take over the national sales charts.

The week ended July 30 saw a few such titles dominate the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

At No. 1 on both charts was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange and the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon. The movie finds Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as the master of the mystic arts, now tasked with preventing a malevolent force from capturing a young girl who has the power to travel between the realms of the multiverse. It earned $411 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on both charts, selling 58% as many copies as the top seller, was Paramount’s The Lost City, a romantic comedy adventure movie starring Sandra Bullock as a novelist who is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who wants her help finding a treasure described in her book, prompting her dimwitted cover model (Channing Tatum) to hatch a rescue plan. It earned $105 million at the domestic box office.

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Another July 26 disc release, Warner’s Green Lantern: Beware My Power, debuted at No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart at about 15% of the top title. It was No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. The direct-to-video release is the latest animated film based on DC Comics characters.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 72% of total Doctor Strange unit sales, with 36% regular Blu-ray and 36% 4K Ultra HD. For Lost City, it was 34% regular Blu-ray and 9% 4K for a total of 43% in HD. Green Lantern had 56% of its sales from HD formats, with 44% regular Blu-ray and 12% 4K.

Those were the only new releases for the week to crack the top 50 overall sellers.

The top seller for three of the previous four weeks, Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, slid to No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended July 31 had Lost City in the top spot.

The Redbox-exclusive Vertical Entertainment thriller Last Seen Alive slipped to No. 2, Universal Pictures’ The Bad Guys remained No. 3, Universal’s Memory slipped to No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Morbius was No. 5.

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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Returns to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Taking advantage of a slow period for big-name new arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD, the third “Fantastic Beasts” movie returned to the top spot on the national disc sales charts its fourth week on shelves.

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was 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 23.

The “Harry Potter” prequel and 11th entry in the “Wizarding World” franchise had 55% of its total fourth-week sales come from Blu-ray Disc formats, with 10% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 45% from regular Blu-ray.

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The previous week’s top overall seller, Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era, slipped to No. 2 in its third week, selling about 72% as many copies as the top title. It was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 5 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Bob’s Burgers Movie, based on the long-running animated TV series “Bob’s Burgers.” It sold about 56% as many copies as the top title.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 70% of total first-week Bob’s Burgers sales. In particular, 35% came from regular Blu-ray and 35% came from a Best Buy-exclusive 4K Ultra HD Steelbook edition.

The Media Play News rental chart the week ended July 24 was topped by Vertical Entertainment’s Last Seen Alive, a thriller available on disc exclusively at Redbox for the next few weeks.

Universal’s Memory dropped to No. 2, while the same studios’ The Bad Guys was No. 3. Sony Pictures’ Morbius remained No. 4.

No. 5 was a new release, The Forgiven, a thriller about a wealthy couple covering up a tragedy during a foreign vacation. It, too, is a Vertical Entertainment release available early at Redbox.

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