Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 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 Jan. 18.
The fantasy sequel, a follow-up to the 2014 “Sleeping Beauty” adaptation Maleficent, earned $113.8 million at the domestic box office.
The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s Joker, slid to No. 2 in its second week.
Another newcomer, Paramount’s sci-fi actioner Gemini Man, debuted at No. 3. The film earned $48.6 million from U.S. theaters.
Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood in its fifth week dropped to No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.
Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart in its sixth week.
Other new releases in the top 20 include Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Part 10 at No. 9 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart, and Lionsgate’s Jexi at No. 14 on the overall chart and No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart.
Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 75% of first-week Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Sales, 60% for Gemini Man and 44% for Jexi. The 4K Ultra HD version comprised 10% of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil‘s total units sales, compared with 16% for Gemini Man. The 4K Gemini Man disc is the first UHD offered in the high 60 frames-per-second rate as opposed to the standard 24fps, and is being touted for its demonstration quality for UHD systems.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 19, Gemini Man took the top spot, with Joker slipping to No. 2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil debuted as the No. 3 rental.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was No. 4, followed by Jexi and No. 5.