‘F9’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Third Week, ‘Space Jam’ Reboot No. 2

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s F9: The Fast Saga spent a third week as 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 Oct. 9.

The latest “Fast & Furious” film focuses on Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) confronting his brother (John Cena) over a device that can take over every computer in the world.

The week’s top newcomer was Warner’s Space Jam: A New Legacy, which came in at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The reboot of the 1996 film Space Jam is a live-action/animation hybrid that pairs LeBron James with Bugs Bunny in a high-stakes basketball game. It earned $70.5 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 3 overall disc seller, and No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Disney-owned Marvel’s Black Widow in its fourth week on shelves.

Moving up to No. 4 overall as Halloween approaches was Disney’s 1993 spooky comedy Hocus Pocus, which was No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

Universal’s The Forever Purge, slipped to No. 5 on the overall disc chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was the 2000 Christian Bale starrer American Psycho, thanks to a new Best Buy-exclusive Steelbook repackaging of Lionsgate’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of the film. It was No. 16 overall, with 4K editions of the film accounting for 98% of its total sales.

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The only other new-to-disc recent theatrical release in the top 20 was Sony Pictures’ Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, a sequel to 2019’s Escape Room that earned $25.2 million at the domestic box office. It was No 12 overall, No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sales for Space Jam: A New Legacy broke down as 7% 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 42% regular Blu-ray, and 51% DVD. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions had 64% of its unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc; it wasn’t released on 4K disc.

Newly released 4K editions of the first five “Halloween” movies from Shout! Factory helped them climb up the charts as well.

The 1978 original Halloween, with 73% of its weekly sales coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, was No. 15 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart. While Shout! Factory released a 4K edition of the film Oct. 5, it has also been released on 4K disc by Lionsgate several times since 2018, with those editions also still in circulation.

Its 1981 sequel, Halloween II, was No. 19 on the Blu-ray chart, with Halloween III: Season of the Witch at No. 17. The No. 18 Blu-ray was 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, with 1989’s Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers at No. 20.

The 2018 Halloween sequel/reboot from Universal was No. 11 on the overall disc chart (No. 27 on the Blu-ray chart), as fans picked up the DVD in anticipation of the Oct. 15 release of its sequel, Halloween Kills, in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.

Likewise, MGM’s Blu-ray boxed set of all 24 official James Bond movies was No. 25 on the overall disc chart, and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart, in advance of the 25th Bond movie and fifth with Daniel Craig, No Time to Die, arriving in theaters.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 10 also had F9 in the top spot for a third week, with Space Jam: A New Legacy debuting at No. 2 and Escape Room: Tournament of Champions at No. 3.

The Forever Purge dropped to No. 4 and Black Widow to No. 5, both down two spots from the previous week.

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‘F9’ Drives to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures’ Home Entertainment’s F9: The Fast Saga 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 Sept. 25.

The 10th film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise and the ninth entry in the primary storyline earned $173 million at the domestic box office.A Walmart-exclusive DVD collection of the nine main films charted at No. 18 overall.

The previous week’s top title, Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, slipped to No. 2 on both charts its second week, selling about 40% as many copies during the week as the debuting F9.

Making its debut at No. 3 on both charts was another Disney title, Cruella, the origin story of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil, with Emma Stone in the title role. It earned more than $86 million at the domestic box office and sold about one-third as many copies as F9. A two-pack of Cruella with the 1961 animated version of 101 Dalmatians was No. 23 on the overall disc sales chart.

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Rounding out the top five overall disc sellers were Universal’s DreamWorks Animation sequel The Boss Baby: Family Business down a spot to No. 4, and Warner’s superhero team-up Zack Snyder’s Justice League down three spots to No. 5. Their order was reversed on the Blu-ray chart, with ZSJL at No. 4 and Boss Baby 2 at No. 5.

Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 crime drama A Clockwork Orange climbed back onto the charts at No. 11 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart thanks to a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, which accounted for 99.5% of the title’s sales for the week.

Similarly, Disney’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray reissue of M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 superhero deconstruction Unbreakable was No. 21 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, with 98% of its sales for the week being of the new 4K edition.

The 4K version of F9 accounted for 16% of total unit sales of the standalone movie version, with 43% coming from the regular Blu-ray and 41% from the DVD. Cruella also had 16% of its tally come from 4K, but 59% from regular Blu-ray and 25% from DVD.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 26 also had F9 in the top spot and Black Widow at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, The Boss Baby: Family Business, slipped to No. 3, with Cruella debuting at No. 4 and Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard dropping two spots to No. 5.

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‘Black Widow’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts, Pushing ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ to No. 2

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow 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 Sept. 18.

The latest adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe outsold the No. 2 title by a 4-to-1 margin. The Disney-distributed Black Widow earned more than $183 million at the domestic box office, but is the subject of a lawsuit from star Scarlett Johansson over profit sharing based on the theory its potential earnings were depressed by it being available as a premium add-on to the Disney+ streaming service.

The No. 2 title on both charts was Warner’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League, after debuting in the top spot a week earlier.

The No. 3 title on both charts was another newcomer, DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, from Universal Pictures. The sequel was also available in a two-pack with the first “Boss Baby” movie, splitting sales between the standalone version and the two-pack, which was No. 17 overall. The combined tally of the standalone and double-feature options would have given discs containing the “Boss Baby” sequel enough sales to just barely put it in the second spot.

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The No. 4 overall seller was Disney’s Hocus Pocus, the 1993 family friendly spookfest that is getting a boost now that retailers are preparing for Halloween.

No.5 on the overall disc chart was Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which was the No. 4 Blu-ray seller.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller was Warner’s The Shawshank Redemption, which climbed back up the charts thanks to the release of a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition, which accounted for 98% of its sales for the week. Shawshank was No. 13 overall.

The only other newcomer in the top 10 for the week was Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog, a DVD-only release that hit No. 7 overall.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 71% of total Black Widow unit sales, compared with 50% for The Boss Baby: Family Business. The 4K Ultra HD edition contributed to 27% of Black Widow‘s total, and 4% of Boss Baby‘s.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 19 had The Boss Baby: Family Business in the top spot, with Black Widow at No. 2.

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard slipped to No. 3 after a month in the top spot.

Rounding out the top five rentals were Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2 at No. 4, and Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It at No. 5.

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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Dominates Disc Sales

Zack Snyder’s Justice League easily took the top spot on both 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 Sept. 11.

The four-hour director’s cut of the 2017 superhero team-up Justice League, distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, outsold the No. 2 title by a 5-to-1 margin.

Snyder’s re-edited and extended version of the DC Comics adaptation, which he couldn’t finish in 2017, serves as the sequel to his 2013 film Man of Steel and its 2016 follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and was first released on the HBO Max streaming service in March.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 75% of Zack Snyder’s Justice League first-week unit sales, with 38% of its total tally coming specifically from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (meaning 37% was regular Blu-ray and 25% was DVD).

A trilogy collection of all three of Snyder’s DC films was No. 14 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The previous week’s top overall disc seller, Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, dropped to No. 2 on the overall chart. The third “Conjuring” movie was down one spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart to No. 4.

Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard was the No. 3 overall disc seller and the No. 2 Blu-ray.

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The No. 2 Blu-ray was Universal Pictures’ 1982 sci-fi horror movie The Thing, from director John Carpenter, which got a boost from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition. It was the No. 10 overall disc seller, with 95% of its total unit sales coming from the new 4K edition (3% of its total was from the regular Blu-ray).

The No. 4 overall disc, and No. 6 Blu-ray, was DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, from Universal Pictures.

Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2 was No. 2 on the overall disc chart, and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller was Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, which had been the top Blu-ray the previous week. It dropped five spots to No. 11 overall.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Sept. 12 had Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard at No. 1 for the fourth straight week, with Peter Rabbit 2 repeating at No. 2, and Conjuring 3 holding at No. 3.

The No. 4 and No. 5 rentals were a pair of newly released crime thrillers, Lionsgate’s The Gateway and Quiver’s The Girl Who Got Away, respectively.

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‘Conjuring 3’ Claims Top Spot on Disc Sellers Chart

In its second week, Warner’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It claimed the top spot outright on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Sept. 4.

The third “Conjuring” movie had been relegated to the No. 2 spot the previous week as a result of its availability in a three-movie franchise collection, sales for which were tabulated separately.

The beneficiary of that technicality, Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, dropped to No. 2 on both the overall disc sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart after two weeks in the top spot.

Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard had 95% as many unit sales during the week as the Conjuring 3, which, again, had its standalone sales impacted by the presence of the three-film collection, which had 21% as many sales as the standalone version. Thus, discs containing Conjuring 3 outsold Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard by 26.4%.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Conjuring 3 dropped to No. 3 with 81.9% as many sales as the top Blu-ray seller, with the three-film collection selling 16.4%. The combined tally would have put Conjuring 3 0.1% ahead of the reported No. 2 Blu-ray Disc seller, which was Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, which sold 98.1% as many copies as the top title.

However, it would not have been enough to surpass the No. 1 Blu-ray Disc seller, Warner’s direct-to-video animated actioner Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, which was released only in Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo packs. The newly released sequel to last year’s Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge was No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart. The 4K Ultra HD version accounted for 32% of its total sales.

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Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2 maintained the No. 3 spot on the overall disc sales chart, but dropped to No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The week’s top new release on the overall disc sales chart was DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, from Universal Pictures. The animated film, a spinoff of 2002’s Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, tells the story of a girl bonding with a wild horse and earned $17.6 million at the domestic box office. With just 43% of its sales coming from Blu-ray, it was No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. A DVD-only two-pack of both “Spirit” movies was No. 38 overall.

The No. 4 Blu-ray seller, and No. 5 overall, was another new release, Warner’s In the Heights, the adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda stage musical. The critically acclaimed film underperformed at the domestic box office with just $29.9 million, though it was available concurrently for streaming on HBO Max. Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 61% of its total sales, with 19% of the total coming from the 4K disc (meaning 39% of sales were DVD and 42% were regular Blu-ray).

Among other newcomers in the top 20 charts, Sony Pictures’ football drama 12 Mighty Orphans debuted at No. 14 overall and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart, with a 31% Blu-ray sales share.

The release of Arrow Video’s new collector’s edition of director David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Dune pushed that title up to No. 11 on the Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 46 overall. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 96% of its total sales, with the new 4K Ultra HD edition comprising 69% of the total. The 4% of DVDs of the title sold are likely legacy versions previously released by Universal Pictures. A new adaptation of Dune distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Denis Villeneuve arrives in theaters and HBO Max Oct. 22.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 5, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard was No. 1 for the third week, with Peter Rabbit 2 repeating at No. 2.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it slipped to No. 3, followed by Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II at No. 4, and Spirit Untamed at No. 5.

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‘Conjuring 3’ Split Puts ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Atop Disc Sales for Second Week

The NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, shows Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard as the No. 1 title the week ended Aug. 28.

It did not, however, sell the most copies on disc during the week.

No. 2 on both charts was the newly released The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The third “Conjuring” movie earned $65.6 million at the domestic box office and sold about 91% as many copies as the top title. However, the film was also available as part of a three-pack with the first two “Conjuring” movies, and that collection, which is tracked as a distinct title by VideoScan, was No. 10 on both charts, selling 16.9% as many copies as the top title. That means discs containing Conjuring 3 outsold Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard by about 7.8%.

The dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart also had Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard — a sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek — as the No. 1 title for a second consecutive week, but in the HD realm in did sell more copies than the combined “Conjuring” offerings.

A two-pack of both “Hitman’s Bodyguard” movies has not yet been released.

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Another new disc release, Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit 2, debuted at No. 3 on both charts. The family comedy earned $40.3 million at the domestic box office. It too was available in a collection with its predecessor, which was No. 15 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

No. 4 on both charts was Disney’s Luca, the latest animated movie from Pixar.

Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II was the No. 5 overall disc seller, and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The No. 5 Blu-ray, and No. 6 overall, was Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

Blu-ray Disc formats (which includes 4K) accounted for 52% of first-week Conjuring 3 sales, compared with 44% for Peter Rabbit 2. The “Conjuring” three-pack had 47% of its sales come from Blu-ray Disc, which means 53% came from the standard DVD version that was exclusive to Walmart.

Conjuring 3 had 12% of its total sales come from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, compared with 2% for Peter Rabbit 2.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 29 saw Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard on top for a second week, with Conjuring 3 at No. 2 and Peter Rabbit 2 at No. 3.

A Quiet Place Part II was the No. 4 rental, followed by Warner’s Wrath of Man at No. 5.

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‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Takes Over Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Lionsgate’s Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard 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 Aug. 21.

The action comedy, a sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, earned $38 million at the domestic box office. Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek return from the original film, this time involved in an international plot by a Greek tycoon (Antonio Banderas) seeking retaliation against the European Union for economic sanctions.

The new installment pushed the first film back up to No. 7 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The previous week’s top overall seller, Disney’s Luca, slipped to No. 2. The Pixar animation film about a pair of young sea monsters posing as humans to explore an Italian village, remained No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Paramount’s suspenseful sequel A Quiet Place Part II remained No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and dropped a spot to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The previous week’s top-selling Blu-ray, Warner’s animated adaptation Batman: The Long Halloween — Part II, dropped to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 4 on the overall disc chart.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s Space Jam, the 1996 sports comedy that continues to sell well as a catalog title thanks to the theaterical and HBO Max release of a new installment.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller, and No. 6 overall, was Warner’s Mortal Kombat remake the latest adaptation of the famed video game franchise.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Sony Pictures’ 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth rose back to No. 9 thanks to a 35th anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc re-release. It had 95% of its weekly unit sales come from the new 4K version.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 63% of total Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard unit sales for the week, with the 4K version accounting for 17% of its total (meaning 46% were the regular Blu-ray version).

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Aug. 22 had Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard at No. 1. That pushed A Quiet Place Part II to No. 2 after three weeks in the top spot.

Warner’s Those Who Wish Me Dead remained the No. 3 rental, followed by Paramount’s heist movie The Misfits at No. 4, and Screen Media’s Megan Fox thriller Till Death at No. 5.

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Tops Disc Sales for July

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for July 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service. The latest adaptation of the popular video game franchise monster showdown has was released on disc July 13 and topped the weekly sales chart for two weeks.

The top seller for June, Warner’s’s Godzilla vs. Kong, slipped to No. 2 in June, but the monster movie rose a spot to No. 3 on the sales chart for the entire year to date.

No. 3 in July was Warner’s 1996 sports comedy Space Jam, up from No. 10 the previous month. A new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of the film was released at the beginning of July in the lead-up to the premiere of the sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

The No. 4 July seller was Paramount’s suspenseful sequel A Quiet Place Part II, which arrived on disc July 27, giving it just four days of sales to crack the month’s top 10.

No. 5 for July was another newcomer, MGM’s Wrath of Man, the Jason Statham actioner distributed on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Other newcomers in the monthly top 10 included Lionsgate’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw at No. 6, and Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run at No. 9.

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon dropped five spots on the monthly chart to No. 5, while Universal’s Nobody dropped four spots to No. 8.

None of the new releases cracked the top 10 for the year so far, though Warner’s The Meg jumped back onto it after being pushed to No. 11 a month earlier.

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

  1. Mortal Kombat (Warner)
  2. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  3. Space Jam (Warner)
  4. A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)
  5. Wrath of Man (Warner)
  6. Spiral: From the Book of Saw (Lionsgate)
  7. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  8. Nobody (Universal)
  9. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Paramount)
  10. E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal)

 

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

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner)
  3. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner)
  4. Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney)
  5. Monster Hunter (Sony Pictures)
  6. Soul (Disney)
  7. News of the World (Universal)
  8. Tom & Jerry (2021, Warner)
  9. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  10. The Meg (Warner)

 

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Tops Disc Sales for June, Reaches No. 4 for the Year

‘Luca’ Swims to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s Luca debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Aug. 7.

The latest animated movie from Pixar bypassed theaters during the pandemic and was released directly to the Disney+ streaming service in June. The film tells the story of a young sea monster who assumes human form to explore a seaside Italian town.

The previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s suspenseful sequel A Quiet Place Part II, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its second week. The Blu-ray collection of both “Quiet Place” movies dropped to No. 11 on the overall chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Likewise, Warner’s Mortal Kombat remake slid another spot to No. 3 on both chart in its fourth week on shelves.

The No. 4 overall disc seller was Warner’s 1996 sports comedy Space Jam, continuing to get a boost from the release of follow up Space Jam: A New Legacy. It was the No. 18 Blu-ray.

Another newcomer, Warner’s Those Who Wish Me Dead, debuted at No. 5 on the overall disc chart, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart. The action thriller stars Angelina Jolie as a firefighter protecting a boy from assassins. It earned just over $7 million at the domestic box office.

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A third newcomer in the top 10 was 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie, thanks to a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from Shout! Factory. A special Steelbook 4K combo pack was released to mark the 35th anniversary of the animated movie based on the Hasbro toy line of robots that transform into vehicles and weapons. It was the No. 4 Blu-ray seller (No. 9 on the overall chart), with 99.8% of its total unit sales being of the 4K version.

Blu-ray formats accounted for 67% of first-week Luca unit sales, with the 4K version accounting for 10% of its total sales (meaning 57% was the regular Blu-ray edition). Those Who Wish Me Dead had 44% of its first-week sales from its Blu-ray version.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Aug. 8 saw A Quiet Place Part II taking No. 1 for a second week, with Those Who Wish Me Dead debuting at No. 2.

Warner’s Wrath of Man dropped a spot to No. 3, following by Lionsgate’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw at No. 4, and Lionsgate’s Midnight in the Switchgrass at No. 5.

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‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Paramount Home Entertainment’s A Quiet Place Part II 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 July 31.

The suspenseful sequel has earned $159 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 58% of first-week A Quiet Place Part II unit sales, while the specific 4K Ultra HD version comprised 25% of its total.

A Blu-ray two-pack of both “A Quiet Place” movies debuted at No. 7 on the overall disc chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The top seller the previous two weeks, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Mortal Kombat remake, dropped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many copies as the new “Quiet Place” entry.

Warner’s 1996 sports comedy Space Jam remained No. 3 on the overall disc chart and was No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart.

Lionsgate’s Spiral: From the Book of Saw dropped two spots on each chart to No. 4, while Warner’s Godzilla vs. Kong was No. 5 on both charts.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 1 also saw A Quiet Place Part II debut at No. 1, pushing Warner’s Wrath of Man to No. 2 after a couple of weeks in the top spot.

Lionsgate’s Midnight in the Switchgrass, a murder mystery with Megan Fox and Bruce Willis, debuted as the No. 3 rental, followed by Spiral at No. 4 and Mortal Kombat at No. 5.

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