‘Cocaine Bear’ Roars Atop DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Cocaine Bear debuted at No. 1 on the Circana 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 April 22.

The horror-comedy film, about a bear that goes on a rampage in the 1980s after becoming addicted to cocaine smugglers dropped from a plane into a Georgia national park, earned $64.4 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on both charts was another newcomer, Warner’s Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third installment in the franchise starring Channing Tatum as a male stripper. It drew $26 million from U.S. theaters and sold about 38% as many units as the top title.

The top seller the previous three weeks, Lionsgate’s Plane, dropped to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart. It was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Universal’s Marlowe, also newly released during the week, debuted at No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 12 on the Blu-ray chart. It stars Liam Neeson as famed detective Philip Marlowe from the mystery novels by Raymond Chandler.

No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart was Universal’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. The DreamWorks Animation sequel was No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

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On the Blu-ray chart, No. 3 was the previous week’s top Blu-ray, Crunchyroll’s Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. It was No. 8 overall.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Warner’s Rebel Without a Cause, which was newly released on 4K disc. It was No. 13 on the overall chart, but with nearly 100% of its total unit sales coming from the new 4K version, it was No. 1 on the dedicated 4K disc chart.

Blu-ray disc formats accounted for 43% of total Cocaine Bear unit sales, 40% for Magic Mike’s Last Dance, and just 27% for Marlowe. Those titles were not released with a 4K disc option.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 23 also had Cocaine Bear at No. 1 and Magic Mike’s Last Dance at No. 2.

Plane dropped to No. 3 after three weeks in the top rental spot, with Marlowe debuting at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto sliding a spot to No. 5.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish remained No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart for the week ended March 11.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel to 2011’s Puss in Boots finds the swashbuckling title hero confronting mortality as he searches for a magical star that can restore his nine lives, earned $180.8 million at the domestic box office.

However, with just 8% of its total unit sales coming from the 4K Ultra HD disc, it was only No. 2 on the dedicated 4K disc chart.

The top 4K seller was the No. 2 title on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts: Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It was up one spot on the overall chart from the previous week.

No. 2 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts was Paramount’s Devotion, down one spot from the previous week.

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No. 4 on both charts was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s Black Adam, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was No. 9 on the overall disc chart. The film got a boost in the lead up to the March 12 Oscar ceremony, where it was the favorite to win Best Picture (which it ended up winning).

On the 4K chart, No. 3 and No. 5 were two films recently released in new Steelbook editions by Sony Pictures: Air Force One and The Mask of Zorro, respectively. In between them on the 4K chart at No. 4 was the Best Buy-exclusive Rocky II Steelbook.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 12 also had Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at No. 1 for a second week, with Devotion staying at No. 2.

No. 3 was Screen Media’s The Ritual Killer, followed by Lionsgate’s The Old Way at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody at No. 5.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart for the week ended March 4.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel to 2011’s Puss in Boots finds the swashbuckling title hero confronting mortality as he searches for a magical star that can restore his nine lives, earned $177.8 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on both charts was another new release, Paramount’s Devotion, which sold about 40% as many copies as the top title. The film is a docudrama about the first black aviator to fly in the Korean War. It earned $20.5 million from U.S. theaters.

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The top seller the previous three weeks, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, dropped to No. 3 on both charts.

The No. 4 overall disc seller was the newly released Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, the biopic about the late singer from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that earned $23.7 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 7 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

Rounding out the Blu-ray Disc sales chart were two catalog titles getting a boost from new 4K editions. No. 4 was Warner’s Training Day, the 2001 crime thriller starring Denzel Washington, which was No. 9 on the overall chart. However, with more than 99% of its unit sales coming from the new 4K Blu-ray, Training Day was No. 1 on the dedicated 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was the 1974 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, now on 4K Blu-ray from MPI; it was No. 10 overall, and No. 2 on the 4K chart, with 93% of its sales from the 4K disc.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish had 56% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 46% from regular Blu-ray and 10% from the 4K Ultra HD edition. It was No. 3 on the 4K chart.

For Devotion, 55% of its unit sales came from Blu-ray Disc, with 44% from regular Blu-ray and 11% from 4K. I Wanna Dance, not available on 4K, had 38% of its sales from Blu-ray.

A double-feature collection of both “Puss in Boots” movies was No. 7 overall and No. 21 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, with 25% of its total unit sales coming from the HD format. The two-movie set had 12% as many sales as the standalone Last Wish, representing that many more people obtaining a disc copy of the new film.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 5 also had Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at No. 1 and Devotion at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, Lionsgate’s The Old Way, slid to No. 3. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody was No. 4, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was No. 5.

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Tops Disc Sales for Third Week

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was No. 1 for a third week 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 Feb. 25.

The comic book movie outsold the week’s No. 2 title, Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, by a three-to-one-margin. Of course, while Wakanda Forever has been available on disc only for three weeks, Maverick has been on shelves for 17 weeks.

No. 3 on both charts was another recent superhero movie release, Warner’s Black Adam, which had been the top seller for four of the five weeks before Wakanda Forever‘s release. (Maverick was No. 1 for nine weeks before Black Adam‘s release).

The one title since the beginning of November to top the charts that isn’t Maverick or a comic book adaptation with “Black” in its name, Universal’s Violent Night, was No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart. It was the top seller the last week of January, breaking up Black Adam‘s reign.

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No. 4 on both sales charts, down two spots from the previous week, was Universal Pictures’ The Fabelmans, director Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical story of a teenage filmmaker dealing with family problems.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Warner’s The Batman, which was No. 11 on the overall disc sales chart.

The week’s top new release, at No. 7 overall but No. 26 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s The Old Way, the first Western to star Nicolas Cage. It had 29% of its total sales come from Blu-ray Disc sales formats.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 26 had The Old Way at No. 1, pushing Wakanda Forever to No. 2.

Screen Media’s The Locksmith dropped to No. 3, followed by Cinedigm’s Devil’s Peak at No. 4, and Black Adam at No. 5.

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Remains No. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts; ‘Fabelmans’ No. 2

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever remained No. 1 for a second week 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 Feb. 18.

The week’s top new release, selling about 27% as many copies as the superhero movie, was director Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama The Fabelmans, which was No. 2 on both charts. The Oscar-nominated film tells the story of the family life of a teenager who wants to grow up to become a filmmaker.

Another big new release for the week, Disney’s animated Strange World, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

No. 3 on both charts was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, while No. 5 was Warner’s Black Adam.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 64% of Fabelmans sales, with 40% from the 4K combo pack and 24% from regular Blu-ray. For Strange World, 52% of unit sales came from Blu-ray formats — 38% from regular Blu-ray and 14% the 4K combo pack.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 19 had Wakanda Forever in the top spot for the first time. Screen Media’s The Locksmith was No. 2, and The Fabelmans was No. 3. 

The previous week’s top rental, Universal’s Violent Night, slid to No. 4, while Black Adam was No. 5.

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‘Black Adam’ Starts 2023 as January’s Disc Top Seller

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s Black Adam was No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for January 2023, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. That’s hardly surprising given that the comic book movie was the top-selling title on the weekly charts the first three weeks after its Jan. 3 release on disc.

No. 2 in January was the top seller the previous two months, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick.

The No. 3 seller for the month was the horror sequel Halloween Ends, released by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on disc at the end of 2022, on Dec. 27.

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Sony Pictures’ The Woman King took the No. 4 slot in January in its first full month of release. The film about a powerful African nation in the 18th and 19th centuries had been No. 8 in December after a Dec. 13 disc release.

Similarly, the No. 5 spot went to another Dec. 13 disc release, Universal’s Ticket to Paradise, the rom-com starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney as a former married couple tried to prevent their daughter from repeating their mistakes.

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According to NPD, the January 2023 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Black Adam (Warner)
  2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  3. Halloween Ends (Universal)
  4. The Woman King (Sony Pictures)
  5. Ticket to Paradise (Universal)
  6. Violent Night (Universal)
  7. House of the Dragon: Season 1 (Warner/HBO)
  8. Top Gun (Paramount)
  9. 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story (Paramount)
  10. Elvis (Warner)

 

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Debuts at No. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever easily 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 Feb. 11.

The superhero sequel, which is distributed by Disney, outsold its closest competitor for the week by a nearly 10-to-1 margin.

That No. 2 seller was Warner’s Black Adam, after having topped the overall disc sales chart for four of the previous five weeks. It was No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The No. 2 Blu-ray Disc seller, and No. 4 on the overall chart, was Warner’s Legion of Super-Heroes, a new direct-to-video animated movie. As it did not receive a standalone DVD release, all of its sales were tallied as Blu-rays — 21% of which were of the 4K Ultra HD edition.

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No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick. No. 5 on both charts was Universal Pictures’ Violent Night.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 69% of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sales, with 40% from the 4K combo pack and 29% from regular Blu-ray. The original 2018 Black Panther also climbed back onto the charts, at No. 23 overall and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 12 had Violent Night back in the top spot, while the previous week’s top rental, Lionsgate’s Mindcage, dropped to No. 2.

Black Adam was the No. 3 rental, followed by a couple of newcomers — Paramount’s High Heat at No. 4, and Warner’s Bones and All at No. 5.

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‘Black Adam’ Returns to No. 1 on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s Black Adam returned to 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 chart the week ended Feb. 4.

This is the fourth time in the top spot in five weeks for the comic book movie, having topped the chart the first three weeks after its debut before being displaced a week ago.

The title that pushed it aside for that one week, Universal Pictures’ Violent Night, slipped to No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart, selling around 90% as many copies as Black Adam. It was No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The No. 3 overall seller and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick, while the original 1986 Top Gun was the No. 4 disc seller.

Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once landed at No. 5 overall, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller was Lionsgate’s Mindcage, a thriller about two detectives who seek the help of an incarcerated serial killer to catch a copycat. It was released on disc only on Blu-ray formats and was No. 19 on the overall disc sales chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 5 had Mindcage at No. 1, pushing Violent Night to No. 2 and Black Adam to No. 3.

Lionsgate’s Angry Neighbors was No. 4, followed by Paramount’s Ticket to Paradise at No. 5.

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‘Violent Night’ Delivers No. 1 Debut on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts

Universal Pictures’ Violent Night 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 chart the week ended Jan. 28.

The actioner depicts a drunken Santa (David Harbour) who stumbles upon a mansion during an armed heist and must fight his way out. It earned $49.7 million at the domestic box office and saw 60% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray.

The top seller the previous three weeks, Warner’s Black Adam, slipped to No. 2 on both charts. The DC superhero film stars Dwayne Johnson as the title antihero, an ancient warrior freed from a 5,000-year imprisonment.

The No. 3 seller on the overall disc chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

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The No. 4 overall seller, and No. 3 Blu-ray seller, was Lionsgate’s The Dentist Collection, a Blu-ray two pack of the two 1990s “Dentist” movies starring Corbin Bernsen as an insane dentist who tortures his patients.

Warner’s Elvis stayed at No. 5 overall, and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The No. 5 Blu-ray was Lionsgate’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was No. 6 overall.

The No. 6 Blu-ray was the 1998 crime drama Belly, newly released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Lionsgate. As Violent Night didn’t have a 4K release, Belly was the No. 1 seller among the Ultra HD format.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 29 also had Violent Night at No. 1, pushing Black Adam to No. 2.

Universal’s Ticket to Paradise was No. 3, followed by Top Gun: Maverick at No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ The Woman King at No. 5.

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‘Black Adam’ Takes Top Spot on DVD and Blu-ray Sales Charts for Third Week

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s Black Adam remained No. 1 for a third week 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 Jan. 21.

The DC superhero film stars Dwayne Johnson as the title antihero, an ancient warrior freed from a 5,000-year imprisonment.

No. 2 on both charts for a third week in a row was Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick.

The next two spots on the overall disc sales chart were taken up by new releases.

No. 3 on the overall disc chart, and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart, was MGM’s Till, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The docudrama about Emmett Till’s mother searching for justice after his murder earned $9 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 4 overall disc seller, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The Menu, the horror satire about an exclusive restaurant with a shocking menu. The film earned $38.2 million at the domestic box office.

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The No. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart, was Warner’s biopic Elvis, which has been on disc since September but is back in the spotlight thanks to awards season, with star Austin Butler garnering multiple nominations for his performance as Elvis Presley.

Rounding out the top five Blu-ray Disc sellers were a pair of catalog titles re-released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in Steelbook packaging. No. 4 was Paramount’s 2008 monster film Cloverfield, while No. 5 was Shout! Factory’s collector’s edition of John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi actioner They Live. They were also the top sellers in the same order on the dedicated 4K Ultra HD chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 22 also had Black Adam at No. 1, with Till at No. 2. Universal’s Ticket to Paradise was No. 3.

Lionsgate’s Prey for the Devil slid to No. 4, while Lionsgate’s Detective Knight: Redemption was No. 5.

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