‘Greatest Showman’ Encores Atop Home Video Charts

The musical The Greatest Showman, from 20th Century Fox, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from Walt Disney Studios, repeated as the No. 1 and No. 2 titles, respectively, on the national home video sales charts the week ended April 21.

Two newcomers took the next two spots on both 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.

Lionsgate’s The Commuter, an action-thriller with Liam Neeson confronting a conspiracy on a New York passenger train, too the third spot after a $36.3 million box office run in U.S. theaters.

At No. 4 was Fox’s The Post, a Steven Spielberg-directed docu-drama about the dilemmas facing The Washington Post newspaper around the time of the publication of the controversial Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. Starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the film earned $81.9 million at the domestic box office.

No. 5 on both charts went to Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in its fifth week on disc.

The only other top 10 debut was Warner’s direct-to-video sequel Deep Blue Sea 2, which landed at No. 8 overall and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 50% of Commuter unit sales, 48% for The Post and 35% for Deep Blue Sea 2.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 22, The Commuter debuted at No. 1. Greatest Showman moved up to No. 2 after the end of its week-long delay at Redbox kiosks.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle dropped to No. 3 after four weeks in the top spot.

Rounding out the top five were The Post at No. 4 (skipping its week-long holdback) and Warner’s Father Figures at No. 5.

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‘Greatest Showman’ Sings Up a No. 1 Disc Debut

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century Fox.

The Greatest Showman, a musical biopic about circus showman P.T. Barnum, took the No. 1 spot the week ended April 14 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and NPD VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Last Jedi slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many discs as the Fox musical, which earned over $173 million in U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both the overall and Blu-ray disc sales charts was Sony Pictures’ successful Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

The No. 4 spot on the two sales charts went to two different new releases. On the overall disc chart, season three of “Outlander” debuted at No. 4, while on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart Warner’s animated direct-to-video Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay took fourth place.

Hell to Pay bowed at No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart, while on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart fifth place went to Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok, still in the top five after more than a month of availability.

Outlander: Season Three debuted at No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

One other new release made the top 10 its first week out: Sony Pictures’ Proud Mary, a mob thriller with a box office take of less than $21 million. The film debuted at No. 8 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Greatest Showman generated 66% of its first week sales from Blu-ray Disc and 7% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, according to VideoScan.

Outlander sales were just 43% Blu-ray, compared with 70% for Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 15, Jumanji held onto the top spot for a fourth consecutive week.

Warner’s Father Figures remained at No. 2, with the next three chart positions going to new releases: Proud Mary at No. 3; All the Money in the World, also from Sony Pictures, at No. 4; and Molly’s Game, from Universal Pictures, at No. 5.

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