‘Greatest Showman’ Encores Atop Home Video Charts

The musical The Greatest Showman, from 20th Century Fox, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from Walt Disney Studios, repeated as the No. 1 and No. 2 titles, respectively, on the national home video sales charts the week ended April 21.

Two newcomers took the next two spots on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Lionsgate’s The Commuter, an action-thriller with Liam Neeson confronting a conspiracy on a New York passenger train, too the third spot after a $36.3 million box office run in U.S. theaters.

At No. 4 was Fox’s The Post, a Steven Spielberg-directed docu-drama about the dilemmas facing The Washington Post newspaper around the time of the publication of the controversial Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. Starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the film earned $81.9 million at the domestic box office.

No. 5 on both charts went to Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in its fifth week on disc.

The only other top 10 debut was Warner’s direct-to-video sequel Deep Blue Sea 2, which landed at No. 8 overall and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 50% of Commuter unit sales, 48% for The Post and 35% for Deep Blue Sea 2.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 22, The Commuter debuted at No. 1. Greatest Showman moved up to No. 2 after the end of its week-long delay at Redbox kiosks.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle dropped to No. 3 after four weeks in the top spot.

Rounding out the top five were The Post at No. 4 (skipping its week-long holdback) and Warner’s Father Figures at No. 5.

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