‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Leads Disc Sales in November

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for November 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The spinoff of the “Fast & Furious” action franchise was released on disc Nov. 5 and earned $173.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home was No. 2 on the chart for the second-consecutive month. The film got a boost late in November when it led post-Thanksgiving Black Friday disc sales.

Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King remained No. 3 for another month.

Warner’s Aquaman jumped back onto the monthly charts at No. 4, up from No. 52 the previous month, boosted by Black Friday sales.

The previous month’s top seller, Disney’s Toy Story 4, slipped to No. 5.

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The top five titles were unchanged from the previous month, with Disney’s Avengers: Endgame maintaining its position as the top seller of 2019 so far, and Warner’s Aquaman at No. 2, Disney’s Captain Marvel at No. 3, Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 4 and Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at No. 5.

Toy Story 4 rose three spots on the yearly chart to No. 6.

Spider-Man: Far From Home climbed to No. 7 for the year, up six spots. Another “Spidey” film, Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, stayed at No. 8.

Warner’s A Star Is Born dropped to No. 9, while Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum took over the No. 10 spot.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Aladdin remake dropped out of the top 10.

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According to NPD, the November 2019 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)
  2. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)
  3. The Lion King (2019) (Disney)
  4. Aquaman (Warner)
  5. Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  6. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Warner)
  7. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (Lionsgate)
  8. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal)
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  10. Home Alone (Fox)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through November 2019):

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Disney/Marvel)
  2. Aquaman (Warner)
  3. Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  6. Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  7. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  9. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  10. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (Lionsgate)

 

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Outpaces ‘Dora’ to Stay No. 1 on the Home Video Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw held onto the No. 1 spot 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 Nov. 23.

The week’s top newcomer on both charts was Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which sold 81.8% as many copies in its first week as Hobbs & Shaw did in its third. The live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” cartoon earned $60.5 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King slid to No. 3 on both charts in its fifth week on disc.

Another Disney release, Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story 4, rose a spot to No. 4 on both charts in its seventh week on disc.

The ‘R’-rated Universal Pictures comedy Good Boys slid to No. 5 on both charts in its second week.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of first-week sales for Dora, which sold 91% as many Blu-ray copies as the top title.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 24 had Dora in the top spot, with Good Boys sliding to No. 2. Hobbs & Shaw was down a spot to No. 3.

Warner’s The Kitchen rose two spots on the rental chart to No. 4, while Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie 2 dropped two slots to land at No. 5 in its second week.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Maintains Spot Atop Home Video Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw held onto the No. 1 spot 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 Nov. 16.

Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King remained No. 2 on both charts in its fourth week on disc.

The 12th and final season of “The Big Bang Theory,” released on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, debuted at No. 3 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

The top new theatrical-to-disc was Universal Pictures Good Boys, at No. 4 on both charts. The raunchy ‘R’-rated comedy featuring the misadventures of three pre-teen friends preparing for their first kissing party earned $83 million at the domestic box office.

Another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie 2, debuted at No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. The animated sequel earned $41.7 million from U.S. theaters.

Disney’s Toy Story 4 was No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

It was a good week for TV content in the top 10 disc sellers, as Paramount’s Star Trek: Discovery — Season Two debuted at No. 8 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of Good Boys first-week sales. The Blu-ray share was 32% for “Big Bang,” 61% for Angry Birds 2 and 61% for “Discovery.”

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 17 also had Good Boys in the top spot, with Hobbs & Shaw sliding to No. 2.

Angry Birds 2 debuted as the No. 3 rental, with Lionsgate’s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged at No. 4, and Lion King at No. 5.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Debuts Atop Home Video Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 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 Nov. 9.

The action film earned $173.8 million at the domestic box office. The ninth film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise is a spinoff featuring the characters of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham teaming up against a bio-engineered supervillain played by Idris Elba.

Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King slipped to No. 2 on both charts after two weeks in the top spot.

Another Disney film, Pixar’s Toy Story 4, was No. 3 on both charts.

Coming in at No. 4 on both charts was another newcomer, the horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, from Lionsgate. It earned $69 million in U.S. theaters.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Yellowstone: Season 2, from Paramount. The show stars Kevin Costner as a rancher. It was the No. 14 Blu-ray seller.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home.

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Other new releases in the top 20 include Fox’s The Art of Racing in the Rain at No. 7 (No. 8 on the Blu-ray list), Warner’s The Kitchen at No. 9 (No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart), and BBC Studios’ disc of the Amazon miniseries Good Omens at No. 16 (No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart).

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 57% of Hobbs & Shaw first-week sales, with 12% of the overall tally attributed to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. For Scary Stories, Blu-ray comprised 59% of unit sales, with 17% from UHD Blu-ray.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 10 also had Hobbs & Shaw in the top spot, with Lion King sliding to No. 2.

Scary Stories debuted as the No. 3 rental, with The Kitchen at No. 4, and Toy Story 4 at No. 5.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Drives to Top of Redbox Charts

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Nov. 10.

The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. The Redbox On Demand chart tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

The “Fast & Furious” spinoff film earned $173.8 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s The Lion King remake dropped to the No. 2 spot on the disc chart.

The No. 3 disc rental was Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which was No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

The No. 4 disc rental was Warner’s The Kitchen, a crime drama that earned $12.2 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s Toy Story 4 dropped to No. 5 on the disc chart.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain, from 20th Century Fox, took No. 3 on the On Demand chart and was the No. 6 disc rental.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home slid to No. 4 on the digital chart.

Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 was No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Nov. 10:

  1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  2. The Lion King — Disney
  3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  4. The Kitchen — Warner
  5. Toy Story 4 — Disney
  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  7. Running With the Devil — Redbox
  8. Aladdin (2019) — Disney
  9. Stuber — Fox
  10. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Nov. 10:

  1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — Universal
  2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — Lionsgate
  3. The Art of Racing in the Rain — Fox
  4. Spider-Man: Far From Home — Sony Pictures
  5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 — Universal
  6. Stuber — Fox
  7. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum — Lionsgate
  8. Crawl — Paramount
  9. The Hustle — MGM
  10. Men In Black: International — Sony Pictures

 

Merchandising: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Revs Up at Retail

The big title attracting retail promotional attention Nov. 5 was Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.

Best Buy offered its typical Steelbook edition of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack for $34.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Steelbook

Target had a $27.99 Blu-ray combo pack with a limited-edition gallery book.

Target’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Blu-ray with gallery book

At Walmart, the Blu-ray combo pack was included in a $29.96 gift set that was packed with a Hobbs customs T-shirt.

Walmart’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Blu-ray with shirt

Among other titles, Best Buy had exclusive Steelbook editions of Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for $29.99, and Steelbooks of Universal’s Schindler’s List 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray for $17.99, and the 1960 Spartacus Blu-ray for $11.99.

Best Buy’s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Steelbook
Best Buy’s ‘Schindler’s List’ Steelbook
Best Buy’s ‘Spartacus’ Steelbook

Target had an exclusive DVD of DreamWorks’ Trolls: Happy Place Collection DVD for $17.99.

Target’s ‘Trolls: Happy Place Collection’ DVD

Walmart offered a free Vudu digital copy of Paramount’s Yellowstone: Season 2 with purchase of the show on DVD for $19.96. Also, Paramount’s Crawl came with a bonus digital movie of The Ruins.

 

Merchandising: ‘Fast & Furious’ Titles on Sale

In advance of the Aug. 2 theatrical release of the “Fast & Furious” spinoff film Hobbs & Shaw, Best Buy offered previous Blu-rays in the franchise for sale for as a low as $6.99 each.

It was one of many sales Best Buy offered for the July 30 new-release week in lieu of exclusives tied to any of the titles from an otherwise modest slate of newcomers.

Among other Best Buy promotions, the chain touted preorders for its upcoming Steelbook editions of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of Disney’s live-action The Lion King and Aladdin remakes, at $34.99 each.

Other deals included a selection of Fox 4K Ultra HD movies at two for $20 or $14.99 each; 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays of “Harry Potter” movies at $17.99 each; a selection of action-adventure Blu-ray movies at $4.99 each; and some horror Blu-rays starting at $5.99.

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Target stores offered a 20% discount off the purchase of Nickelodeon DVDs.