‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Four newcomers debuted in the top 20 of the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 1, led by Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate.

The sixth film in the “Terminator” movie franchise 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.

Dark Fate, a reboot billed as a direct sequel to 1991’s Terminator 2, ignoring the third through fifth films, earned $62 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap, dropped to No. 2 on both charts.

Warner’s Joker held steady at No. 3 on both charts in its fourth week. The gritty comic book adaptation is up for 11 Oscars at the Feb. 9 Academy Awards ceremony.

Dropping to No. 4 on both charts was Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in its third week.

No. 5 on the overall sales chart was MGM’s animated The Addams Family, distributed by Universal Pictures. It was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

Bowing as the No. 5 Blu-ray, and No. 7 overall, was Universal’s Parasite, the acclaimed South Korean film up for several Oscars.

The third newcomer in the top 10 was Universal’s Harriet at No. 6 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The biopic of Harriet Tubman earned $43 million at the domestic box office, and star Cynthia Erivo is up for a Best Actress Oscar for the title role.

The other newcomer in the top 20 is Warner’s Motherless Brooklyn, at No. 12 overall and No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 65% of Terminator: Dark Fate first-week sales, compared with 45% for Harriet, 88% for Parasite and 50% for Motherless Brooklyn. The 4K Ultra HD edition comprised 18% of the overall unit tally for Dark Fate, the week’s only new release to receive a UHD disc release.

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Terminator: Dark Fate also landed at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 2, pushing Zombieland: Double Tap to No. 2.

Paramount’s Gemini Man dropped to No. 3, while Joker was No. 4 and Harriet debuted at No. 5.

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‘Toy Story 4’ Spends Second Week as Top Disc Seller

Disney’s Toy Story 4 was again the No. 1 title on the national home video sales charts the week ended Oct. 19.

The latest Pixar Animation Studios sequel had debuted in the top spot a week before 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.

Disney’s Hocus Pocus, a perennial Halloween favorite since its debut in 1993, was No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Lionsgate’s 3 From Hell, the latest horror film from Rob Zombie, debuted at No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home slipped to No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Another new horror movie, Paramount’s Crawl, entered the chart at No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. It earned $39 million at U.S. theaters.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, which was No. 7 overall.

The only other new release in the top 10 was Disney-owned Fox’s Stuber, at No. 8 on  both charts. The comedy earned $22.4 million at the domestic box office.

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Toy Story 4 also moved to the top of the Media Play News rental chart for the week, after debuting in the second spot a week earlier.

Stuber debuted at No. 2, followed by Crawl at No. 3.

Spider-Man: Far From Home slipped three spots to No. 4, while Disney’s live-action Aladdin was No. 5.

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‘Toy Story 4’ Enters Disc Sales Charts at No. 1

Disney’s Toy Story 4 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 unit chart the week ended Oct. 12.

The latest sequel from Pixar Animation Studios earned $433.6 million at the domestic box office.

Slipping to No. 2 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Marvel superhero movie that had debuted a week earlier in the top spot. It sold 28% as many copies in its second week as Toy Story 4 did in its first.

No. 3 on the overall sales chart (No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart) was perennial Halloween-season favorite Hocus Pocus, the 1993 film about a family of witches.

The newly arrived Annabelle Comes Home, from Warner, debuted at No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. The latest installment of the “Conjuring” horror franchise earned $74 million at U.S. theaters.

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin dropped a spot to No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, which was No. 6 on the overall sales chart.

Other new releases to bow in the top 10 include Lionsgate’s Midsommar at No. 10 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart, while HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie, a follow-up to the TV show that ended in 2006, landed at No. 13 overall and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 82% of first-week Toy Story 4 unit sales — not too surprising, as the DVD-only version was available only in limited supplies at a few major retailers. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition accounted for 9% of Toy Story 4‘s first-week total.

Blu-ray comprised 48% of sales for Annabelle Comes Home, 73% for Midsommar and 43% for Deadwood.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 13, Spider-Man: Far From Home held onto the top spot for a second week, with Toy Story 4 debuting at No. 2 (Redbox doesn’t have a distribution deal with Disney and thus takes longer to stock its kiosks with the studio’s fare).

Annabelle Comes Home bowed as the No. 3 rental, with the Aladdin remake at No. 4 and John Wick: Chapter 3 at No. 5.

Midsommar debuted as the No. 8 rental.

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‘Aladdin’ Jumps Back Into Top Disc Sales Spots

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin returned to the No. 1 spot on both NPD VideoScan’s 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. 28.

The fantasy musical had debuted in the top spot two weeks earlier before barely slipping to the second spot in its second week.

Climbing to No. 2 on both charts in its third week was Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum. It barely missed taking over the top spot, selling 99% as many copies as Aladdin.

The previous week’s top title, Fox’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, slid to No. 3 on both charts.

The week’s top newcomer debuted at No. 4: Universal Pictures’ Yesterday, a comedy about an aspiring musician who discovers the world has forgotten about the Beatles so he gains fame by reintroducing their songs as his own. It earned $73.3 million at the domestic box office.

No. 5 on the overall sales chart was Warner’s latest reboot of Shaft, which earned $21.4 million at U.S. theaters. It was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray, and No. 6 on the overall disc chart, was the Lionsgate actioner Anna, which earned $7.7 million at the domestic box office.

No. 7 for the week on both charts was the fourth newcomer to bow in the top 10, Fox’s remake of Child’s Play. The horror film earned $29.2 million in U.S. theaters.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 60% of total unit sales for Yesterday, 48% for Shaft, 58% for Anna and 56% for Child’s Play. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 8% of total sales for Yesterday, 13% for Anna and 3% for Shaft. The 4K UHD Blu-ray of Shaft was a Best Buy exclusive.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 29, Aladdin finally hit the top spot, pushing Dark Phoenix to No. 2.

Shaft debuted at No. 3, while John Wick: Chapter 3 slid to No. 4. Anna debuted as the No. 5 rental.

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‘A Star Is Born’ Shines on Home Video Charts

In a big week for music-heavy movies, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Blu-ray and DVD release of the latest remake of A Star Is Born topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 23.

The story, involving an older star discovering and falling in love with an up-and-coming starlet, was previously filmed in 1937, 1954 and 1976. The fourth Hollywood version , this time starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who also directed), earned $211 million at the domestic box office and just won an Oscar for the song “Shallow.”

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The previous week’s top seller, 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, dropped to No. 2 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.

Bohemian Rhapsody picked up four Oscars, including Best Actor for Rami Malek as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. It sold about 52% as many copies in its second week as A Star Is Born sold in its first.

Debuting at No. 3 on both charts was another remake, Lionsgate’s Robin Hood. The critically derided retelling of the classic story — which stars  Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham — earned just $30.8 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ animated The Grinch landed at No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, down from the second spot on both a week earlier.

Another newcomer, Paramount’s Overlord, took No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The World War II-based horror film earned $21.7 million in U.S. theaters.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 53% of first-week Star Is Born sales, with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray accounting for 8% of its sales. By contrast, Robin Hood had 61% of its sales from Blu-ray, with 12% from UHD BD, while Overlord had 72% from Blu-ray and 18% from UHD BD.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 24, A Star Is Born debuted at No. 1, followed by Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 2 and Robin Hood at No. 3.

Rounding out the top five rentals were Paramount’s Nobody’s Fool at No. 4 and Overlord at No. 5.

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