‘Aquaman’ Tops April Disc Sales, Becomes No. 1 Seller for First Four Months of 2019

The superhero movie Aquaman, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for April 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

It’s the second consecutive month the film has topped monthly sales, after leading in March as well. The title has remained near the top of the weekly sales charts after debuting at No. 1 following its March 26 release and returned to the top spot in its fourth and sixth weeks amid a lull in significant new disc releases.

As a result, Aquaman also took over the year-to-date No. 1 spot on the top sellers for 2019.

Paramount’s Bumblebee, released April 2, was the month’s No. 2 seller.

Universal’s Glass, an April 16, release, was No. 3 for the month.

Another April 16 release, Funimation’s anime movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, was No. 4.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse slipped two spots to No. 5 for the month.

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Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, which had been the year’s top seller heading into April, slipped to No. 2 for the year to date, while Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet remains the year’s No. 3 seller.

Likewise, Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and A Star Is Born remake held firm at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, for the year.

Bumblebee enters the yearly chart at No. 9.

Universal’s Halloween remake, which had been the year’s top seller after January, fell out of the top 10.

According to NPD, the April 2019 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Aquaman (Warner)
  2. Bumblebee (Paramount)
  3. Glass (Universal)
  4. Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Funimation)
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  6. The Mule (Warner)
  7. A Dog’s Way Home (Sony Pictures)
  8. Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  10. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through April 2019):

  1. Aquaman (Warner)
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  3. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  5. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  7. The Grinch (Universal)
  8. Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
  9. Bumblebee (Paramount)
  10. Creed II (Warner)

 

‘Aquaman’ Claims Top Spot on March 2019 Disc Sales Charts

‘Cold Pursuit’ Unleashed Atop Disc Sales Chart

Lionsgate’s Cold Pursuit debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended May 18.

The film, which stars Liam Neeson as a snow plow driver who seeks revenge against the drug lords who killed his son, earned $32.1 million at the domestic box office.

No. 1 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the second consecutive week was Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, which dropped to No. 2 on the overall sales chart.

Cold Pursuit was the No. 2 Blu-ray.

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No. 3 on both charts was MGM’s Fighting With My Family, distributed by Universal Pictures. The film, which earned $23 million in U.S. theaters, focuses on WWE superstar Paige and her rise through the ranks of professional wrestling.

No. 4 on the overall sales chart was Paramount’s What Men Want, which had been in the second spot a week earlier. The comedy was No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

Another newcomer, Universal’s horror sequel Happy Death Day 2U, debuted at No. 5 on both charts. The follow-up to 2017’s Happy Death Day earned $28 million at the domestic box office, about half its predecessor’s total.

Bowing at No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart (No. 7 on the overall chart) was Universal’s Apollo 11, a documentary about the first landing on the moon in 1969.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 47% of Cold Pursuit‘s first-week sales, compared with 59% for Fighting With My Family, 56% for Happy Death Day 2U and 79% for Apollo 11. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format comprised 8% of Cold Pursuit‘s total tally.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 19 also had Cold Pursuit debut at No. 1, with Fighting With My Family bowing at No. 2.

What Men Want and Lego Movie 2 each slipped a spot, to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Happy Death Day 2U landed at No. 5.

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‘Lego Movie 2’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part debuted at No. 1 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 May 11.

The sequel to the 2014 animated The Lego Movie, in which the famous building block Lego toys come to life, earned $105.8 million at the domestic box office, less than half of what its predecessor made and also about $70 million less than 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie.

Another newcomer, the Paramount comedy What Men Want, debuted at No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The loose remake of the 2000 film What Women Want earned $54.6 million in U.S. theaters.

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No. 3 on the overall sales chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Aquaman in its seventh week on shelves. The superhero movie had topped the overall chart the previous week and three times in its first six weeks.

No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart was Universal Pictures’ Glass.

Paramount’s Bumblebee was No. 5 on both charts.

Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which had topped the Blu-ray chart for three consecutive weeks, dropped to No. 4.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 69% of Lego Movie 2 sales and 40% of unit sales for What Men Want.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 12, What Men Want debuted at No. 1, with Lego Movie 2 coming in at No. 2.

Universal Pictures’ Serenity, the previous week’s top rental, dropped to No. 3. Glass slipped to No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala remake dropped to No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Swims Back to Top Spot on Disc Sales Chart

Amid another light week for new releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman returned to the top spot on the national disc sales chart for the third time in its six weeks on shelves.

The week ended May 4 saw Aquaman at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for the week ended May 4.

Aquaman barely edged out Universal Pictures’ Glass, which sold 99.8% as many copies in its third week on shelves. Glass had been the top title the week before.

No. 3 on the overall sales chart was Paramount’s Bumblebee, which sold 90% as many copies as the top title.

The top-selling Blu-ray Disc for the third straight week was Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was No. 4 overall.

Aquaman was the No. 2 Blu-ray, with Glass at No. 3 and Bumblebee at No. 4.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was No. 5 on both charts.

The top new releases for the week were Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala remake at No. 7 (No. 10 Blu-ray), Universal’s Serenity at No. 9 (No. 8 Blu-ray) and Lionsgate’s Dragged Across Concrete at No. 10 (No. 7 Blu-ray).

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 5, Serenity debuted at No. 1, with Miss Bala at No. 2.

Glass dropped to No. 3 after two weeks in the top spot. Sony Pictures’ Escape Room took No. 4 and Warner’s The Mule was No. 5.

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‘Glass’ Tops Disc Sales Chart in Second Week

A week after a quirk in retail exclusives kept Universal Pictures’ Glass from being listed at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the M. Night Shyamalan thriller assumed the top spot the week ended April 27.

No. 2 on the overall chart and No. 1 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for a second week was Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which sold 98.7% as many copies as Glass.

Glass was No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman was No. 3 on the overall sales chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Paramount’s Bumblebee landed at No. 4 on both charts.

The top new release for the week was Sony Pictures’ Escape Room, which debuted at No. 5 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The horror film earned $57 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was a re-release of 20th Century Fox’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, which recently debuted on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Alien was No. 8 on the overall sales chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 28, Glass topped the chart for a second week, with Escape Room debuting at No. 2.

Warner’s The Mule took No. 3, followed by Aquaman at No. 4 and Bumblebee at No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Tops Disc Sales Chart, Though More People Bought ‘Glass’

A retail exclusive had a big impact on the national home video sales rankings the week ended April 20.

Nominally, the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, saw Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman return to the top spot in its fourth week on shelves.

Debuting at No. 2 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Universal Pictures’ Glass, the latest thriller from M. Night Shyamalan that serves as a sequel to both 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split. It earned $111 million at the domestic box office.

However, Walmart offered an exclusive triple-feature Blu-ray containing the three films, an option chosen by many consumers to obtain their copy of Glass.

The standalone version of Glass sold 90% as many copies as the No. 1 overall title, and the trilogy sold 14%. Combined, that would mean more people bought Glass during the week than any other movie.

The top reported Blu-ray Disc seller was the newly released anime movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which earned $30.7 million at the domestic box office. Aquaman was No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

The standalone Glass sold 79% as many copies as Broly, while the trilogy sold 20%, so the combined tally wouldn’t have been enough to make it the top seller.

No. 4 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, followed at No. 5 by Paramount’s Bumblebee.

Among the week’s other new releases, Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Justice League vs. The Fatal Five debuted at No. 12 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

Fox’s The Kid Who Would Be King debuted at No. 11 overall and No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

Lionsgate’s sci-fi thriller Replicas bowed at No. 14 overall and No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 84% of first-week Broly sales, compared with 61% for Glass, 55% for Kid and 51% for Replicas.

Fatal Five, which was released only on Blu-ray combo pack formats, had 11% of its sales come from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. UHD Blu-ray accounted for 12% of Glass sales and 6% for Kid.

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On Media Play News‘ rental chart for the week ended April 21, Glass debuted at No. 1, while Warner’s The Mule held onto the No. 2 spot.

Sony Pictures’ Holmes & Watson, the previous week’s top rental, fell to No. 3. Replicas debuted at No. 4 and Bumblebee slipped to No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Claims Top Spot on March 2019 Disc Sales Charts

The superhero movie Aquaman, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for March 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The film managed to top monthly sales despite being released at the end of the month, on March 26.

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released March 12, was the month’s No. 2 seller.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a March 19 release, was No. 3 for the month.

Another March 19 release, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, was No. 4 on the March sales chart.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, released at the end of February, landed at No. 5.

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Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the No. 8 seller for the month, maintained its place among the top sellers for the year to date. Aquaman moved into the No. 2 spot for the year, while Ralph moved up a spot to No. 3.

Grindelwald entered the year-to-date chart at No. 4, while Warner’s A Star Is Born remake is now the year’s No. 5 seller.

 

According to NPD, the March 2019 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Aquaman (Warner)
  2. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  4. Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
  5. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  6. Creed II (Warner)
  7. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  9. Instant Family (Paramount)
  10. Mortal Engines (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through March 2019):

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  2. Aquaman (Warner)
  3. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  5. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  6. The Grinch (Universal)
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  8. Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)
  9. Halloween (2018) (Universal)
  10. Creed II (Warner)

 

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocked the Sales Charts for February 2019

‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Aquaman’ Remain Top Disc Sellers

A slate of newcomers had little luck displacing the top titles on the national sales charts the week ended April 13.

The top performing new release for the week was Sony Pictures’ A Dog’s Way Home, which debuted at No. 4 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 top two titles on both charts remained the same from the prior week. Paramount’s Bumblebee took No. 1 and Warner’s Aquaman was No. 2.

Warner’s The Mule held onto the No. 3 spot on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Rounding out the top five on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which was No. 6 overall.

A Dog’s Way Home, about a lost dog looking for her owner, earned $42 million at U.S. theaters.

Sony Pictures’ critically panned comedy Holmes & Watson debuted at No. 8 on the overall chart and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart. The latest pairing of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly earned just $30.6 million at the domestic box office.

Two new releases from Universal also cracked the top 20 in their first week: On the Basis of Sex debuted at No. 15 (No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart) and Welcome to Marwen, the latest film from director Robert Zemeckis, came in at No. 20 (No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart).

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 45% of A Dog’s Way Home sales, compared with 54% for Holmes & Watson, 47% for On the Basis of Sex and 85% for Welcome to Marwen.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 14, Holmes & Watson debuted at No. 1, with The Mule at No. 2, Bumblebee at No. 3, Aquaman at No. 4 and A Dog’s Way Home at No. 5.

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‘Bumblebee’ Transforms Into Top Disc Seller

Paramount Home Media Distribution’s Bumblebee 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 April 6.

The “Transformers” spinoff earned $127 million at the domestic box office.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman, the previous week’s top seller, slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

Another newcomer, Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, also from Warner, debuted at No. 3 on both charts.

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Rounding out the top five on both charts were Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at No. 4 and Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns at No. 5.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 65% of first-week Bumblebee sales, with 14% of its overall tally from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 7, The Mule edged out Bumblebee for the top spot. Aquaman slipped to No. 3.

Universal’s Second Act dropped to No. 4, while Spider-Verse settled for No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Swims to No. 1 on Home Video Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman made a splash on the national home video sales charts the week ended March 30, outselling its competitors by a wide margin.

The DC Comics superhero movie took 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 after a $335 million haul at the domestic box office.

The previous weeks’ top seller, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling 19% as many copies during the week as the newcomer.

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Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald each slipped a spot to No. 3 and No. 4 on both charts, respectively.

The anime movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, from Funimation, debuted at No. 5 on both charts.

Other newcomers in the top 20 included Universal’s Jennifer Lopez starrer Second Act at No. 7 overall (No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart), and Fox’s If Beale Street Could Talk, Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, at No. 12 overall (No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart).

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of total Aquaman unit sales, with 14% of its overall tally coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

The 1989 horror movie Pet Sematary, from Paramount Home Media Distribution, returned to the charts at No. 13 overall (No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart) thanks to a 30th anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release timed for the theatrical premiere of the remake of the Stephen King adaptation. The UHD Blu-ray accounted for 39% of the film’s unit sales.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 31, Aquaman debuted at No. 1, followed by Second Act at No. 1.

The previous week’s top rental, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, slipped to No. 3. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns rose a spot to No. 4, while Paramount’s Instant Family stayed on the leaderboard at No. 5.

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