Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age was No. 1 for a second consecutive week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended March 6.
The two-movie “Croods” collection slipped from the second spot to No. 3 in its second week.
The week’s top newcomer, at No. 2 on both charts, was Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter. The video game adaptation stars Milla Jovovich as the leader of a military squad that gets caught in sandstorm that transports them to a strange world ruled by powerful creatures they must fight to survive. It earned $14.4 million at the domestic box office.
Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s Fatale, landed at No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. The psychological thriller stars Michael Ealy as a sports agent who gets entangled in the murder investigation of a police detective (Hilary Swank) with whom he had a one-night stand. It earned $6.3 millon from U.S. theaters.
Rounding out the top five on both charts was STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures. It was No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.
Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 64% of total Monster Hunter unit sales; the 4K Ultra HD version comprised 22% of its total. For Fatale, Blu-ray comprised 43% of its total.
Monster Hunter did manage to top the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 7, pushing The Croods: A New Age to No. 2.
Fatale debuted as the No. 3 rental, followed at No. 4 by Greenland and No. 5 by Universal’s Freaky.
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