Merchandising: Amid Another Slow Week, Target Touts ‘Best of 2020 Sale’

The third week of 2021 marked another slow week for new DVD and Blu-ray releases at retail. Best Buy ran its online ad for 4K and Blu-ray discounts for a third consecutive week.

Target, which last week didn’t list any DVD or Blu-ray news in its weekly ad circular, this week devoted a page to a “Best of 2020 Sale.” Most of the space was devoted to books, but there were four Blu-rays listed: Disney’s Frozen II and Mulan at $22.99, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at $19.99, and Universal’s Trolls World Tour at $24.99.

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‘Tenet’ Leads Disc Sales in December While ‘Frozen II’ Finishes as Top Seller for 2020

While spending three weeks on top of the U.S. DVD and Blu-ray sales charts was enough for Tenet to become the top-selling title for the month of December, it wasn’t enough to break through onto the year’s top 10 — a list dominated by titles from earlier in the year before the coronavirus pandemic began to impact the release slate.

The top-selling domestic disc of the year, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service, was Disney’s Frozen II, which pretty much grabbed the year’s No. 1 spot upon its release at the end of February.

An analysis of the year’s top 10 disc sellers is available here. The titles in the year’s top 10 remained unchanged from November, though Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog climbed a couple spots to finish the year at No. 7 thanks to a sales boost from a year-end Blu-ray re-release.

Meanwhile, Warner’s Tenet was No. 1 during the last month of the year after a Dec. 15 disc release. The latest thriller from director Christopher Nolan had been the subject of much discussion and fan interest during the pandemic, and also didn’t have much else in the way of major new discs in the final weeks of the year. Its underwhelming box office haul, including just $57.9 million in a domestic market severely hampered by theater closures and a virus-wary public, reportedly prompted WarnerMedia to switch its release strategy for the next year to put new movies on HBO Max concurrently with their theatrical releases.

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Warner ended up with six of the top 10 December sellers, a bunch of them being classic Christmas movies. The No. 2 December disc was National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, while No. 4 was Elf, No. 6 was A Christmas Story and No. 7 was The Polar Express. No. 9 was Warner’s eight-film “Harry Potter” collection, which was been a top-seller for most of the last half of the year (it was No. 4 in November).

The only other new release on the December top 10 was Paramount’s Yellowstone: Season 3, a rare instance of a TV-based disc release cracking the top 10.

Rounding out the top five was another holiday favorite, Universal’s 2018 animated adaptation The Grinch, up from No. 2 in November.

The top seller from November, Disney’s live-action Mulan remake, slipped to No. 8 in December.

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According to NPD, the December 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Tenet (Warner)
  2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  3. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  4. Elf (Warner)
  5. The Grinch (Universal)
  6. A Christmas Story (Warner)
  7. The Polar Express (Warner)
  8. Mulan (2020)(Disney)
  9. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  10. Home Alone (20th Century)

 

2020 Top 10:

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. 1917 (Universal)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  7. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  8. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  10. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)

 

November Domestic Disc Sales Crown Goes to Live-Action ‘Mulan’

Top 10 of 2020: The Best-Selling Disc Releases

Consumers stuck at home due to coronavirus pandemic quarantines gave home entertainment a boost as a valuable tool to pass the time. While digital delivery was the main beneficiary, physical media got a brief boost as well as a result of impulse buys and deep discount bins providing quick and easy entertainment for bored shoppers.

However, as studios began delaying their blockbuster releases and new-release options began to dwindle over the summer, the list of the year’s top-selling movies on disc became dominated by movies from 2019 released in the first few months of 2020.

For those titles that did get a release as 2020 rolled on, the general move toward digital delivery made it less likely physical media sales of those titles could match the tallies of the year’s early successes. The pandemic further limited options for shoppers wanting physical media by restricting store access and hampering production and distribution channels. The number of replication facilities already being down to a minimum due to the years-long decline of the disc market meant initial runs of discs couldn’t be mass-produced in the same numbers they had before.

Seven of the year’s top 10 titles have been on the list since April. Eight have been on the list since May. And the top four titles have been the same since March, and in the same order since April.

Here are the top selling movies in terms of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales as reported by NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service. (Updated Jan. 12, 2021)

1. Frozen II (Disney) — The 2013 original Frozen had been the highest-grossing non-photorealistic animated film of all time until the sequel topped it with $1.45 billion worldwide as 2019 came to a close. And with the first film among the most successful DVD and Blu-ray sellers of the past decade, the sales success of Frozen II came as no surprise, and it has pretty much been the year’s top seller since it hit shelves Feb. 25. It spent three weeks at No. 1 from February into March, making it the top seller for both months. And it had enough to secure the year’s top spot before it became available on streaming service Disney+ March 15, the studio offering it to subscribers months ahead of schedule as a result of the pandemic.

2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm) — The ninth and supposedly final episode of the “Skywalker” saga earned $515 million at the domestic box office, the lowest of Disney’s three sequels George Lucas’ classic “Star Wars” films. The March 31 disc release of Rise of Skywalker arrived just as pandemic lockdowns were taking hold. That and tepid fan response to the sequel trilogy in general likely prevented consumers from buying it in the types of droves the original and prequel films received upon their home video releases. As with Frozen II, most of its top 10 sales strength came from its initial release, as it hasn’t been among the top titles shoppers were picking up later in the year. It still managed to top weekly sales for three weeks in April, and was the top seller overall for that month.

3. Joker (Warner) — The controversial comic book adaptation based on the famed Batman villain kicked off the year as the top seller for the month of January after earning $335 million from U.S. theaters and more than $1 billion worldwide. On the weekly chart, however, it was No. 1 only for the week after its Jan. 7 disc debut, and again 10 months later when it led Thanksgiving week disc sales.

4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures) — The third “Jumanji” movie didn’t quite match the levels of its 2017 predecessor, but at $320 million domestically was still a massive hit, and has been a consistent staple of the home entertainment top 20 since its March 17 disc release.

5. 1917 (Universal) — Director Sam Mendes’ artfully crafted and very personal tale of a pair of couriers trying to prevent a hopeless battle during World War I picked up a number of Oscars prior to its March 24 disc debut, and has been one of the more popular discs as the pandemic continued, particularly resonating during the weeks of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

6. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks) — DreamWorks Animation’s sequel to 2016’s Trolls was the first big hit of the pandemic era, as it mostly eschewed theaters in favor of a premium VOD strategy that reportedly earned it more than $100 million. After it arrived on DVD and Blu-ray July 7, it was the top seller for the month of July, and has spent a combined four weeks at No. 1 — two weeks in mid-July and two at the end of August, when it danced into the yearly top 10. It is thus far the only disc release of a post-pandemic theatrical or VOD title to climb into the top 10.

7. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount) — Released on disc May 19 after a better-than-expected $146 million domestic box office haul, Sonic would seem to have been the right disc at the right time as the highest-profile theatrical-to-disc amid a pandemic drought. It spent six consecutive weeks as the weekly No. 1 seller, the most since the original Frozen spent eight weeks at No. 1 in 2014. That made Sonic the top seller in June, but wasn’t enough to give it a spot in the top 10 sellers of the year just yet, a sign of how much the pandemic tilted sellthrough to the digital side of things. In fact, it wouldn’t be until November until it took its place among the year’s top 10 disc sellers, after getting an end-of-year boost when Paramount re-released it as a limited-edition Blu-ray with pack-in character poster cards.

8. Midway (Lionsgate, 2019) — As with 1917, director Roland Emmerich’s film about U.S. Naval campaigns in World War II from Pearl Harbor to mid-1942 likely benefited from the audience’s appreciation of the military as the pandemic raged on. The film, released on disc Feb. 18, hadn’t been much of a box office performer at the end of 2020, earning just $56.8 million domestically and $126.7 million worldwide against a reported $100 million budget.

9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney) — The sequel to 2014’s Maleficent, continuing the story of the Sleeping Beauty villain as played by Angelina Jolie, earned $113.9 million domestically in its late-2019 theatrical run. It has been sliding down the top 10 disc sellers list since its Jan. 14 DVD and Blu-ray debut, ending January as the No. 2 title behind Joker. But it hasn’t gotten the same holiday sales season bump as Joker and some of the other titles on the list that have maintained their spots or moved up.

10. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures) — The third “Bad Boys” film, coming 17 years after the second, was a big box office hit, earning $206 million domestically after bowing in theaters in January, which thanks to the pandemic held up as the top domestic grosser of the year. So it’s hardly a surprise that it would be a top seller on disc as well, arriving on DVD and Blu-ray during the early stages of the pandemic April 21.

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops July Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

Universal Pictures’s Trolls World Tour was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for July 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel spent two weeks atop the weekly disc sales charts following its July 7 release on disc. A double-feature of both “Trolls” movies was No. 6 for the month.

Warner’s Scoob! which topped the weekly disc sales the last two weeks of the month following its July 21 release, was No. 2 for the month.

The previous month’s top seller, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, slipped to No. 3 in July.

Without much in the way of big new releases as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the rest of the monthly top 10 sellers consisted of catalog titles. No. 4 was Warner’s The Mule, starring Clint Eastwood. No. 5 was Paramount’s Top Gun, which climbed two spots from the previous month. Universal’s Jurassic World was No. 7 for the month, while Universal’s Jaws held onto the No. 8 spot for a second month.

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The year’s top eight titles remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

The only blip on the yearly top 10 as a result of July sales was that Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate rose a spot to No. 9, pushing Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap to No. 10.

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According to NPD, the July 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Scoob! (Warner)
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  4. The Mule (Warner)
  5. Top Gun (Paramount)
  6. Trolls 2-Movie Collection (Universal/DreamWorks)
  7. Jurassic World (Universal)
  8. Jaws (Universal)
  9. The Secret Life of Pets (Universal)
  10. Ride Along 2-Movie Collection (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through July 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  7. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)
  10. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)

 

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Tops June Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains Year’s Best

Disney Home Entertainment Revenue Drops in Q3

Walt Disney Studios Aug. 4 reported third-quarter (ended June 27) home entertainment revenue of $416 million, which included $395 million from studio content and $21 million from direct-to-consumer. That compared with revenue of $456 million in the previous-year period. Through nine months of the fiscal year, however, home entertainment revenue topped $1.4 billion, up nearly 17% from $1.2 billion during the previous-year period.

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With scant new releases due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney continues to generate home video sales with titles such as Frozen II and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the two top-selling titles of 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

Meanwhile, Walt Disney Studios reported a 55% drop in third-quarter (ended June 27) revenue to $1.7 billion, from revenue of $3.8 billion in the previous-year period. Operating income declined 16% to $668 million, compared with income of $792 million in the prior-year period.

The decrease in operating income was due to lower theatrical distribution results, partially offset by growth from TV/SVOD distribution, a decrease in home entertainment marketing costs and lower film cost impairments.

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Theatrical distribution in the quarter was negatively impacted by COVID-19 as theaters were generally closed domestically and internationally.

No significant titles were released in the current quarter compared with the release of Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin and Dark Phoenix in the prior-year quarter. Growth in TV/SVOD distribution was due to the sale of content to Disney+, including library titles, of The Rise of Skywalker and Pixar Animation’s Onward. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in sales to third parties in the pay-TV window.

‘Birds of Prey’ Tops May Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains Year’s Best

Warner’s Birds of Prey was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for May 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The latest DC Comics adaptation stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and arrived on disc May 12.

The No. 2 seller in May was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, the long-awaited video game adaptation that arrived on disc May 19.

Sony Pictures’ Bloodshot came in at No. 3 for the month. Based on the Valiant Comics character, the film arrived on disc May 5.

Disney’s under-the-radar disc release of Pixar’s Onward came in at No. 4. The animated film was made available through electronic sellthrough in late March and on the Disney+ streaming service in early April after its theatrical run was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. The disc, which Disney did not promote much at all, arrived May 19.

May’s No. 5 disc seller was Lionsgate’s faith-based drama I Still Believe, a May 5 DVD and Blu-ray release.

Other newcomers on the monthly chart included the May 12 disc of Disney-owned Fox’s The Call of the Wild at No. 6, and Universal’s remake of The Invisible Man at No. 9 following its May 26 disc release.

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The year’s top six sellers remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life entered the yearly chart at No. 7. Universal’s 1917 rose a spot to No. 8, while Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap dropped two spots to No. 9. Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate similarly dropped two spots, to No. 10.

Lionsgate’s Knives Out was displaced from the yearly top 10.

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According to NPD, the May 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Warner)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  3. Bloodshot (Sony Pictures)
  4. Onward (Disney)
  5. I Still Believe (Lionsgate)
  6. The Call of the Wild (Fox)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  8. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  9. The Invisible Man (2020) (Universal)
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through May 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  7. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)
  10. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)

 

‘Star Wars’ Tops April Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains Year’s Best

‘Star Wars’ Tops April Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains Year’s Best

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for April 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The latest “Star Wars” installment was released on disc March 31, and had been the No. 3 seller in March based on its single day of sales alone. Its April tally, when it spent three weeks atop the weekly charts, helped pushed it up two spots on the year-to-date list to become 2020’s No. 2 top seller.

The No. 2 seller in April is Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life, the action sequel that arrived on disc April 21 and spent two weeks as the top seller. That wasn’t enough to place it on the top 10 yearly list though.

Universal’s Dolittle, an April 7 release, landed at No. 3 on the monthly chart, while Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level ended up at No. 4, down two spots from the previous month.

Another Sony Pictures’ release, Greta Gerwig’s lauded Little Women remake, debuted at No. 5 on the monthly chart.

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Universal’s 1917 slid two spots from the previous month to be April’s No. 6 seller.

Other April releases to crack the month’s top 10 include Warner’s Just Mercy at No. 8, Well Go USA’s Ip Man 4: The Finale at No. 9, and Universal’s The Gentlemen at No. 19.

The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen II dropped to No. 7 in April after being the top seller the previous two months, though it remains the year’s top seller overall.

The rise of Skywalker on the annual list pushed Warner’s Joker down a spot to No. 3 for the year, and Jumanji: The Next Level to No. 4.

Otherwise, the list of the year’s top sellers was relatively unchanged from the previous month, with the exception of 1917 taking over the No. 9 spot. That and good sales for Lionsgate’s Knives Out (which remained at No. 10) pushed Fox’s Ford v. Ferrari dropped off the yearly top 10 list.

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According to NPD, the April 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  2. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  3. Dolittle (Universal)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Little Women (2019) (Sony Pictures)
  6. 1917 (Universal)
  7. Frozen II (Disney)
  8. Just Mercy (Warner)
  9. Ip Man 4: The Finale (Well Go USA)
  10. The Gentlemen (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through April 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  7. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)
  8. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)
  9. 1917 (Universal)
  10. Knives Out (Lionsgate)

 

‘Frozen II’ Tops Disc Sales in March

‘Frozen II’ Tops Disc Sales in March

The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen II was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for March 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service, its second straight month as a top seller.

The No. 2 seller in March is Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level, the adventure sequel that arrived on disc March 17.

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, was released on disc March 31, and after only one day on shelves managed to take No. 3 on the monthly sales list.

No. 4 on the March list was Universal’s 1917, a March 24 disc release.

The March 10 disc release of Fox’s Spies in Disguise was No. 5.

Lionsgate’s Knives Out, which was the No. 6 seller in February, repeated in the No. 6 spot for March.

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For the year, Disney’s Frozen II remains the top seller, while Warner’s Joker (No. 10 in March) is still No. 2.

Jumanji: The Next Level joins the yearly chart at No. 3, with Rise of Skywalker at No. 4 (again, after just one day of sales).

Knives Out climbed to No. 10 on the year-to-date list.

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According to NPD, the March 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  4. 1917 (Universal)
  5. Spies in Disguise (Fox)
  6. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  7. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  8. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  9. Joker (Warner)
  10. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony Pictures)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through March 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Joker (Warner)
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  4. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  7. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)
  8. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)
  9. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  10. Knives Out (Lionsgate)

 

‘Frozen II’ Tops Disc Sales in February

‘Frozen II’ No. 1 on Disc Sales Chart for Third Week

Though four new releases landed in the top 10 disc sellers for the week ended March 14, Disney’s Frozen II was the top selling title for a third week 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.

The animated sequel still has a long way to go to match its predecessor; the first Frozen took the top spot nine times in 2014. Frozen II is likely to fall from the top spot with the release of Jumanji: The Next Level on disc, though store closures and travel limitations brought on by the response to the coronavirus pandemic will likely have an impact on disc sales for weeks to come. Frozen II is also now available for streaming on Disney+, which should also impact its future sales.

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The week’s top newcomer was the animated Spies in Disguise, from Disney-owned 20th Century Fox. The film earned $66.8 million at the domestic box office.

Lionsgate’s Knives Out slid a spot to No. 3 on both charts. Another Lionsgate release, Midway, slid to No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Uncut Gems, also from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The thriller, which features an acclaimed performance by Adam Sandler, earned $50 million at the domestic box office.

Additional newcomers on the top 10 list include Sony Pictures’ new Charlie’s Angels, which was No. 6 on both charts after a disappointing $17.8 million U.S. box office haul; and yet another Lionsgate release, Bombshell, the sexual harassment drama that earned $31.8 million at the domestic box office and won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 65% of first-week unit sales for Spies in Disguise, 70% for Uncut Gems, 65% for Charlie’s Angels, and 58% for Bombshell. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition comprised 8% of the Spies in Disguise total, and 14% for that of Charlie’s Angels.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 15, Spies in Disguise took the top spot, with Uncut Gems at No. 2.

Knives Out dropped to No. 3, with Charlie’s Angels at No. 4 and the previous week’s top rental, Frozen II, at No. 5.

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‘Frozen II’ Tops Disc Sales in February

The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen II was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for February 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service, and also became the top seller for the year to date.

The animated sequel arrived on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 25.

The No. 2 seller in February is Lionsgate’s Midway, a war film based on the famous 1942 naval battle. It arrived on disc Feb. 18.

Another of the month’s new releases, Fox’s Ford v Ferrari, landed at No. 3 for in February after a Feb. 11 disc release.

The top seller in January, Warner’s Joker, dropped to No. 4 in February. It also fell to No. 2 for the year.

The Feb. 4 disc release of Warner’s Doctor Sleep, adapted from the Stephen King novel, was No. 5 for the month.

Lionsgate’s Knives Out, a Feb. 25 release, was No. 6 during  February.

Other February disc releases to make the top 10 monthly sellers list include Sony Pictures’ Mr. Rogers docudrama A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood at No. 8, and Paramount’s Playing With Fire at No. 9.

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For the year, Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil dropped from No. 2 to No. 3, while Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap slid to No. 4, and Terminator: Dark Fate fell to No. 5.

Midway is the year’s No. 6 seller, while Ford v Ferrari is No. 7.

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According to NPD, the February 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  3. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  4. Joker (Warner)
  5. Doctor Sleep (Warner)
  6. Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  7. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)
  8. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony Pictures)
  9. Playing With Fire (Paramount)
  10. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)

 

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through February 2020):

    1. Frozen II (Disney)
    2. Joker (Warner)
    3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
    4. Zombieland: Double Tap (Sony Pictures)
    5. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)
    6. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
    7. Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
    8. Gemini Man (Paramount)
    9. The Addams Family (2019) (Universal)
    10. Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate)

 

‘Joker’ Tops Disc Sales in January