‘Godzilla’ Is King of the Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Aug. 31.

The sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, which was a reboot of the classic Japanese monster franchise, earned $110.5 million at the domestic box office, and sets up next year’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

Another new release, Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets 2 debuted at No. 2 on both charts. The animated sequel earned $158.1 million in U.S. theaters. Overall, it sold about 76% as many copies as Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, distributed by Disney, dropped to No. 3 on both charts after two weeks in the top spot.

No. 4 on both charts went to another newcomer, Paramount’s Rocketman. The Elton John biopic earned $96.4 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu dropped to No. 5 on both charts after taking the second spot the previous weeks.

Lionsgate’s new Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release was No. 10 on the overall chart, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 67% of first-week Godzilla: King of the Monsters sales; 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 18% of total sales, while 3D Blu-ray made up 1%.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 had 58% of its total sales from Blu-ray, with 6% of its total sales from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, while Rocketman had 64% Blu-ray sales, 13% from 4K.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 1, Godzilla: King of the Monsters also debuted at No. 1, with Secret Life of Pets 2 at No. 2.

Universal’s The Hustle dropped a spot to No. 3, while Rocketman debuted at No. 4 and Avengers: Endgame slid to No. 5 after spending the previous week on top.

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‘Godzilla,’ Secret Life of Pets’ Sequels Top Redbox Disc Rental and On Demand Charts

Warner’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters took over the No. 1 spot on the Redbox kiosk disc rental chart the week ended Sept. 1. The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks.

The monster sequel earned $110.5 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets 2 debuted as the No. 2 disc rental and was No. 1 on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

The animated sequel earned $157.8 million in U.S. theaters.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters was No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

No. 3 on both charts was the Universal comedy The Hustle.

Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman debuted at No. 4 on both charts after earning $96.4 million at the domestic box office.

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Rounding out the top five disc rentals was Disney’s Avengers: Endgame, down from the top spot a week earlier.

Sony Pictures’ Brightburn, a dark twist on a traditional superhero origin story, was No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Sept. 1:

  1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters — Warner
  2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  3. The Hustle — Universal
  4. Rocketman — Paramount
  5. Avengers: Endgame — Disney
  6. Pokémon Detective Pikachu — Warner
  7. A Dog’s Journey — Universal
  8. Brightburn — Sony Pictures
  9. Long Shot — Lionsgate
  10. The Curse of La Llorona — Warner

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Sept. 1:

  1. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  2. Godzilla: King of the Monsters — Warner
  3. The Hustle — MGM
  4. Rocketman — Paramount
  5. Brightburn — Sony Pictures
  6. A Dog’s Journey — Universal
  7. Long Shot — Lionsgate
  8. Pokémon Detective Pikachu — Warner
  9. John Wick — Lionsgate
  10. Shazam! — Warner

Merchandising: The Secret Life of Retail Exclusives

The big three retailers offered a slew of exclusives for several of the new home video releases on Aug. 27.

For Universal’s animated The Secret Life of Pets 2, Walmart offered the Blu-ray combo pack as a $27.96 gift set that included two Funko Pocket Pop! keychains.

Target offered a $26.99 Blu-ray gift set with “Gallery Book” packaging.

Best Buy had the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the animated sequel in Steelbook packaging for $32.99.

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For Warner’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Best Buy had the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging for $34.99, and an exclusive 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack for $29.99 (the wide 3D release doesn’t include the DVD).

Best Buy also offered the Rocketman 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging for $32.99.

Target is offering a free $5 gift card with purchase of Rocketman and the CD soundtrack, which is offered at $13.99 with two exclusive songs. The disc of the movie is available at $17.99 for the DVD, $22.99 for the Blu-ray, and $27.99 for the 4K Blu-ray.

Walmart is selling a $29.96 three-film “John Wick” collection that contains Blu-rays of the first two movies and a digital copy of the third film to watch on Vudu.