‘Dune,’ ‘Halloween Kills’ Debut Atop Disc Sales Charts

The new adaptation of Dune from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 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. 15.

Identified onscreen as Dune: Part One, the film is directed by Denis Villeneuve and covers roughly the first half of the 1965 Frank Herbert novel upon which it is based. Dune tells the story of factions in a galactic empire in the far future warring over a desert planet that houses valuable resources. It earned $107.4 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 2 seller on both charts was another newcomer, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Halloween Kills, the sequel to 2018’s Halloween, which itself was a sequel to the 1978 film of the same name and rebooted the franchise by ignoring all previous sequels. It earned $92 million at the domestic box office and sold about 57% as many copies as Dune.

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The top seller the previous three weeks, MGM’s No Time to Die, slipped to No. 3 on both charts. The latest James Bond actioner is distributed on disc by Universal Pictures.

The Marvel-inspired sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage from Sony Pictures slipped to No. 4 on both charts in its fifth week on Blu-ray and DVD.

No. 5 on both charts was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.

Other newcomers to debut in the top 20 include, at No. 6, Sony Pictures’ Cobra Kai: Season 3, a disc release of the third season of the Netflix series continuation of the “Karate Kid” franchise. No. 14 on the overall disc sales chart (No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart) was Decal’s Spencer, a drama depicting a fictionalized account of Princess Diana’s 1991 Christmas visit to the royal family that spurred her to seek a separation from them, starring Kristen Stewart as Di.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 81% of first-week Dune unit sales, with 39% from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 2% from a 3D Blu-ray edition, and 40% from the regular Blu-ray. For Halloween Kills, Blu-ray accounted for 67% of its tally, 40% from regular Blu-ray and 27% from 4K. Spencer had 51% of its sales come from the HD format (it was not released on 4K disc).

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 16 also had Dune in the top spot and Halloween Kills at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, slipped to No. 3, followed by No Time to Die at No. 4.

Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ horror film Antlers entered the rental chart at No. 5 after being delayed a week at Redbox rental kiosks.

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Tops December Disc Sales; ‘F9’ Takes Crown for 2021

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined U.S. DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for December 2021, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The Marvel Comics-inspired sequel to 2018’s Venom features the return of Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who teams with an alien symbiote to take down an escaped murderer (Woody Harrelson) who is possessed by the symbiote Carnage. It arrived on disc Dec. 14 after earning $212.6 million at the domestic box office.

The month’s No. 2 title was MGM’s No Time to Die, the latest James Bond actioner distributed on DVD and Blu-ray by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The fifth and final film to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007 arrived on disc Dec. 21 and topped the weekly sales charts its first three weeks. It sold about 74% as many copies during the month as the Venom sequel, after earning $160.8 million at U.S. theaters.

December’s No. 3 seller was Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure arrived on disc Nov. 30 and sold about half as many copies as Carnage.

The next three titles on the chart, and six of the top 10, were catalog titles with a Christmas theme. Universal Pictures’ 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey was No. 4, followed at No. 5 by the 2018 animated The Grinch with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the title Dr. Seuss character.

The other Christmas classics in the top 10 were from Warner — the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy Elf at No. 6, 1989’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at No. 8, 2004’s The Polar Express at No. 9, and the 1965 animated special A Charlie Brown Christmas at No. 10.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s F9: The Fast Saga

The “Fast & Furious” sequel returned to the monthly top spot it held in September before falling to No. 2 in October. Its sales boost, fueled by Black Friday sales, pushed it to No. 1 on the list of top sellers for the year to date.

The No. 2 seller in November was Disney’s Jungle Cruise. The adventure film based on the theme park ride was released on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 16.

The No. 3 November seller was a catalog title, Universal’s animated The Grinch from 2018, getting a bump in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday season. Similarly, the 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas was No. 8 during the month.

Warner’s The Suicide Squad, the James Gunn-directed sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad about a team of supervillains extorting into conducting covert operations for the U.S. government, kept its hold on the No. 4 monthly spot.

No. 5 for November was Paramount’s animated Paw Patrol: The Movie, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2.

The top October seller, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, slid to No. 6 in November.

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The final disc sales chart for 2021 as a whole ended up with Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga in the top spot. The latest “Fast & Furious” franchise installment was released on DVD and Blu-ray in September, but strong pre-holiday sales in November pushed it to No. 1 for that month and into the top spot for the year.

In fact, the titles that held the top six positions for the year at the end of November maintained those spots by the end of the year. Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984, a late-March disc release, was the year’s No. 2 title, selling about 88% as many copies as F9.

Universal’s DreamWorks Animations sequel The Croods: A New Age, which had been topping the year-to-date chart from February through October, ended up at No. 3 for the year, selling 83% as many copies as the top title.

Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong finished the year at No. 4, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Widow held onto No. 5, and Disney’s animated Raya and the Last Dragon was No. 6.

Despite being for sale just a few weeks, both Venom: Let There Be Carnage and No Time to Die had enough juice to climb into the year-end top 10, at No. 7 and No. 8 respectively.

Likewise, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ video game action-comedy Free Guy, which was released in October, cracked the year’s top 10 at No. 9, while Warner’s perennially popular eight-film “Harry Potter” boxed set inched up to No. 10 just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first film in the franchise.

Dropping out of the year’s top 10 at the finish line were Warner’s 1996 basketball comedy Space Jam, Warner’s Mortal Kombat remake, Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter, and Warner’s Beetlejuice.

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According to NPD, the December 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)
  2. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)
  3. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Disney/Marvel)
  4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Universal)
  5. The Grinch (Universal)
  6. Elf (Warner)
  7. Jungle Cruise (Disney)
  8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  9. The Polar Express (Warner)
  10. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Warner)

 

2021 Top 10:

  1. F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  4. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  5. Black Widow (Disney)
  6. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  7. Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sony Pictures)
  8. No Time to Die (Universal/MGM)
  9. Free Guy (Disney/20th Century)
  10. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)

 

‘F9’ Tops November Disc Sales, Moves to No. 1 for the Year

‘No Time to Die’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Third Week

MGM’s No Time to Die spent a third-consecutive week 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. 8.

Distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, No Time to Die is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions and the fifth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, his final turn in the role. The film earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Marvel Comics-inspired Venom: Let There Be Carnage stayed at No. 2 on both charts for a third week in its in its fourth week on shelves, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remained No. 3 on both charts.

The week’s top newcomer was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ Antlers, at No. 4 on both charts. Directed by Scott Cooper and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film explores the myth of the dreaded “wendigo” as a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, seek to help a troubled young boy who possesses a strange secret. It earned $10.6 million at the domestic box office.

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The No. 5 overall disc seller was Paramount’s first season of the Kevin Costner drama “Yellowstone.” Season two was No. 8 and season three was No. 6.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller (No. 15 on the overall disc chart) was Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 9 saw Venom: Let There Be Carnage return to the No. 1 spot, pushing No Time to Die to No. 2.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel remained the No. 3 rental, while Lionsgate’s Dangerous rose two spots to No. 4, and Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy remained No. 5.

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‘No Time to Die’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Second Week

MGM’s No Time to Die spent a second-consecutive week 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. 1.

Distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, No Time to Die is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions and the fifth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, his final turn in the role. The film earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Marvel Comics-inspired Venom: Let There Be Carnage stayed at No. 2 on both charts for a second week in its in its third week on shelves, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was No. 3 on both charts.

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The No. 4 overall disc seller (No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart) was Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga, while the No. 4 Blu-ray (No. 9 on the overall disc chart) was Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.

The week’s top newcomer was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch, the latest quirky comedy from director Wes Anderson. No. 5 on both charts, the film is an anthology built around a fictional American magazine in a small town in France printing its final issue following the death of its editor (Bill Murray). It earned $16 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 72% of its total unit sales.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 2 also had No Time to Die at No. 1 for a second week, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage again at No. 2.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel remained the No. 3 rental, while Warner’s Cry Macho remained No. 4, and Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy climbed three spots to No. 5.

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James Bond Actioner ‘No Time to Die’ Takes No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

MGM’s No Time to Die 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 Dec. 25.

Distributed on Blu-ray Disc and DVD by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, No Time to Die is the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions and the fifth to star Daniel Craig as Agent 007, his final turn in the role. The film earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office and more than $774 million worldwide, where it was the top Hollywood earner before Spider-Man: No Way Home came along.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 74% of total No Time to Die unit sales, with 47% from the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, 27% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack, and 26% from the standalone DVD.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its second week on shelves. The Marvel Comics-inspired sequel sold about 66% as many discs during the week as the newly released No Time to Die.

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings picked up a spot on the overall disc sales chart, to No. 4, but slipped a spot to No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The only other newcomer to crack the top 20 on the overall chart was Funimation’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which arrived on Blu-ray from Universal Pictures more than a year after beginning its theatrical run in Japan, and landed at No. 17 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. Based on the popular Japanese “Demon Slayer” manga, Mugen Train was a bit of a theatrical sensation during the pandemic, earning $47.7 million domestically and, by some reports, $503 million worldwide, where it was the top-grossing film of 2020, the first non-Hollywood production to achieve the feat of topping the yearly earnings list.

Another newcomer, Warner’s The Many Saints of Newark, the prequel movie to the popular HBO mobster series “The Sopranos,” was No. 18 on the Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 33 on the overall disc chart. It earned $8.2 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 60% of its first-week unit sales, with 48% from regular Blu-ray and 12% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The No. 3 overall disc seller (No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart) was Warner’s Elf, the 2003 Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell that continues to benefit from a holiday-season boost. Similarly, Universal’s 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas was No. 5 overall, while the same studio’s 2018 animated The Grinch was No. 6 (No. 10 Blu-ray).

Rounding out the top five Blu-ray sales list was Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, which was No. 12 on the overall disc chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 26 also had No Time to Die at No. 1, pushing Venom: Let There Be Carnage to No. 2.

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ The Last Duel made its way to the rental charts at No. 3 a week following its disc release, while Warner’s Cry Macho slipped a spot to No. 4, and Lionsgate’s Dangerous slid three spots to No. 5.

Many Saints of Newark was the No. 11 rental.

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage easily topped 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 Dec. 18.

The film, based on the character from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics, an alien symbiote who possesses a photographer named Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), earned $212.5 million at the domestic box office. The sequel to 2018’s Venom finds Eddie and Venom battling a death row killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes possessed by a symbiote named Carnage.

A collection of both “Venom” movies landed at No. 13 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 68% of total Venom: Let There Be Carnage sales, with 22% from the 4K Ultra HD edition and 46% from the regular Blu-ray. The breakdown on the 2-movie set, which was not released with a 4K variant, was 66% Blu-ray, 34% DVD.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage sold nearly six times as many copies as the week’s No. 2 title, Universal Pictures’ live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas from 21 years ago, starring Jim Carrey as the title curmudgeon. The catalog film no doubt got a boost in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday, it had only 7% of its total sales come from Blu-ray Disc so it did not crack the top 25 of that chart.

Similarly, Universal’s 2018 animated The Grinch, with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the Dr. Seuss character, landed at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

Another holiday season favorite, Warner’s Elf, the Will Ferrell comedy from 2003, was No. 4 on the overall disc chart, and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The top seller the previous two weeks, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, slipped to No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 3 Blu-ray seller (No. 16 on the overall chart) was Warner’s James Gunn-directed comic book adaptation The Suicide Squad, which may be getting a bit of a boost of late as a heavily marketed spinoff series, “The Peacemaker” starring John Cena, debuts on HBO Max Jan. 13.

The No. 4 Blu-ray Disc seller, No. 9 on the overall chart, was Disney’s Jungle Cruise.

The only other newcomer on either chart was director Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, a historical drama that earned $10.9 million at the domestic box office. Released by Disney-owned 20th Century Studios, it was No. 10 on the Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 22 on the overall disc sales chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 19 had Venom: Let There Be Carnage at No. 1, with the newly released Lionsgate-released actioner Dangerous at No. 2.

Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho slipped a spot to No. 3, while the previous week’s top rental, Shang-Chi, fell to No. 4. Rounding out the top five was the Universal Pictures thriller Copshop, down two spots from a week before.

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‘Shang-Chi’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Second Week

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings secured the No. 1 spot for a second week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Dec. 11.

In its second week, Shang-Chi had 64% of its tally come from Blu-ray Disc — 41% from regular Blu-ray and 23% from 4K UHD Blu-ray.

The week’s top new release, at No. 7 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Warner’s Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as an aging former rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder in 1979 who takes a job from an ex-boss (Dwight Yoakam) to bring the man’s young son home from Mexico. Cry Macho title saw 59% of its sales come from DVD, 36% from regular Blu-ray and 5% from 4K.

No. 10 on the overall disc chart, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was another newcomer, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong, an animated movie about a boy trying to protect his defective robot. It had 61% of its unit sales from HD formats (50% Blu-ray and 11% 4K).

Warner’s fifth season of animated series “Rick and Morty” debuted at No. 13 on the overall disc chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, thanks to 62% of its tally coming from the HD format.

No. 17 on the overall disc sales chart was another newcomer, Universal’s God’s Not Dead: We the People, the fourth film in the “God’s Not Dead” series.

The only other new release to land in the top 20 was Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen, an adaptation of the stage musical, at No. 20 overall and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart. It had 48% of its units sales from Blu-ray Disc.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Dec. 12 had Shang-Chi at No. 1, followed by Cry Macho at No. 2.

Universal’s Copshop was the No. 3 rental, followed by Disney’s Jungle Cruise at No. 3, and Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy at No. 5.

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‘F9’ Tops November Disc Sales, Moves to No. 1 for the Year

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s F9: The Fast Saga was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for November 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The “Fast & Furious” sequel returned to the monthly top spot it held in September before falling to No. 2 in October. Its sales boost, fueled by Black Friday sales, pushed it to No. 1 on the list of top sellers for the year to date.

The No. 2 seller in November was Disney’s Jungle Cruise. The adventure film based on the theme park ride was released on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 16.

The No. 3 November seller was a catalog title, Universal’s animated The Grinch from 2018, getting a bump in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday season. Similarly, the 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas was No. 8 during the month.

Warner’s The Suicide Squad, the James Gunn-directed sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad about a team of supervillains extorting into conducting covert operations for the U.S. government, kept its hold on the No. 4 monthly spot.

No. 5 for November was Paramount’s animated Paw Patrol: The Movie, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2.

The top October seller, Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, slid to No. 6 in November.

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The year-to-date chart experienced some additional shuffling due to F9 taking over the top spot. Warner’s Wonder Woman 1984 moved up to No. 2, while The Croods: A New Age slid to No. 3 after topping the year-to-date list since February.

Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong slid a spot to No. 4, while Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Widow moved up one to No. 5, swapping spots with Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon.

Warner’s Mortal Kombat remake joined the top 10 yearly chart at No. 8.

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According to NPD, the November 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
  2. Jungle Cruise (Disney)
  3. The Grinch (Universal)
  4. The Suicide Squad (Warner)
  5. Paw Patrol: The Movie (Paramount)
  6. Free Guy (Disney/20th Century)
  7. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, Universal)
  9. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (Paramount)
  10. Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Warner)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through November 2021):

  1. F9: The Fast Saga (Universal)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  4. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  5. Black Widow (Disney)
  6. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  7. Space Jam (Warner)
  8. Mortal Kombat (2021, Warner)
  9. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  10. Beetlejuice (Warner)

 

‘Free Guy’ Tops October Disc Sales Chart

‘Shang-Chi’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Dec. 4.

Shang-Chi, the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stars Simu Liu as a mysterious martial arts master whose attempts at a normal life are disrupted when he is drawn into a scheme of his criminal warlord father to located a mythical realm.

The film, which earned $224.5 million at the domestic box office, was the only new release in the top 20, and one of only two newcomers in the top 50.

The other, at No. 48, was Warner’s Malignant, a horror film directed by James Wan that earned $13.4 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 24 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray formats comprised 72% of first-week Shang-Chi sales, with 36.2% from the 4K Ultra HD version and 35.8% from the regular Blu-ray. For Malignant, not released on 4K disc, Blu-ray comprised 67%.

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The previous week’s top seller, Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga, dropped to No. 10 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The charts were otherwise dominated by catalog holiday fare. No. 2 was Universal’s animated The Grinch (the No. 3 Blu-ray), No. 4 was Universal’s 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas (No. 11 Blu-ray), No. 5 was Warner’s Elf (No. 13 Blu-ray), No. 6 was Warner’s The Polar Express, No. 7 was Warner’s A Charlie Brown Christmas (No. 30 Blu-ray), No. 8 was Warner’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (No. 12 Blu-ray), and No. 9 was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Home Alone.

Rounding out the top five overall disc sellers was Disney’s Jungle Cruise at No. 3 and Warner’s Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection at No. 5 (No. 11 overall).

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Dec. 5 had Disney’s Jungle Cruise in the top spot for a second week.

No. 2 was Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy, followed by Malignant at No. 3, Universal’s Candyman relaunch at No. 4, and Universal’s Stillwater at No. 5.

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‘F9’ Back to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts Following Black Friday Sales

Thanksgiving’s Black Friday sales period helped push Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga back to 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. 27.

The latest “Fast & Furious” sequel, which had been No. 2 a week earlier, has now been the top title for five of the 10 weeks since its release on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, slid to No. 2 on both charts. The adventure film based on the famous Disney parks ride sold about 84% as many copies as F9.

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The rest of the top 50 chart was dominated by catalog titles, Christmastime favorites and a smattering of relatively recent releases.

No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, was Universal’s 2018 animated movie The Grinch, with Benedict Cumberbatch voices the title Dr. Seuss character.

The No. 4 overall disc seller (No. 14 Blu-ray) was the 2000 live-action How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carey in the title role.

Rounding out the top five overall disc sellers was Warner’s Elf, the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell. Elf was No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart.

The Blu-ray Disc chart had Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong and Wonder Woman 1984 at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. They were No. 7 and No. 9 on the overall chart.

While no new releases pierced the week’s top 50 overall disc sellers, a couple of new Criterion Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc editions did land on the top 30 Blu-ray Disc chart. Criterion’s new Citizen Kane 4K set was No. 22, while the new Uncut Gems 4K set was No. 27.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 28 had Jungle Cruise take over the No. 1 spot, with Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy remaining No. 2.

Rounding out the top five rentals were three releases from Universal Pictures. The previous week’s top rental, the Candyman relaunch, slipped to No. 3, followed by Stillwater at No. 4 and the M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old at No. 5.

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