‘Joker’ Dances to Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Joker 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 Jan. 11.

The gritty comic book film, which is based on the enigmatic Batman villain, brought in $334.1 million from the domestic box office and more than $1 billion worldwide. It recently earned 11 Oscar nominations, the most of any film in the 2019 field.

The film outsold the No. 2 title, Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood, by a nearly 10-to-1 margin overall, and nearly 15-to-1 on the Blu-ray chart.

Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s critically acclaimed black-and-white drama The Lighthouse, debuted at No. 3 on both charts, coming in barely behind the “Rambo” sequel on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable, distributed by Universal Pictures, came in at No. 5 on both charts.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 73% of first-week Joker sales, and 72% of The Lighthouse. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Joker accounted for a whopping 23% of its total disc sales.

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Joker was also the No. 1 title on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 12.

No. 2 was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, followed at No. 3 by the previous three weeks’ top rental, Rambo: Last Blood.

Universal’s Hustlers dropped to No. 4, followed by Abominable at No. 5.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Top 2019 Seller; ‘It: Chapter Two’ Was Top Disc Seller in December

Movies owned by Walt Disney Studios took four of the top five spots on the list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for 2019, and five of the top 10, according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment finished 2019 with three titles on the top 10, while Sony Pictures had two titles on the list, both “Spider-Man” movies.

The top seller was Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, which has been the year’s top selling title almost from the moment it came out on Blu-ray and DVD in August.

There was some jostling in the top 10 list for the full year in the final month of 2019, with nine of the 10 titles on the list from November holding on through the end of the year. Warner’s Aquaman, Disney’s Captain Marvel and Disney-owned Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody remained in their respective positions at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 climbed into the No. 5 spot in the final month, pushing Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to No. 6.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, distributed by Sony Pictures, locked in at No. 7 for the year. Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King, a late October disc release, climbed to the No. 8 spot for the year, while Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum reached No. 9, pushing Sony’s animated Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to No. 10.

That dropped Warner’s A Star Is Born remake off the year’s top 10 list.

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For December, Warner’s It: Chapter Two was the month’s top seller. The horror sequel was released on disc Dec. 10.

In fact, the month’s top six titles were all December new releases. No. 2 was Universal’s home video of the Downton Abbey movie, No. 3 was Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood, No. 4 was HBO’s disc of the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones,” No. 5 was Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and No. 6 was the animated Abominable, from Universal.

Toy Story 4 was No. 7 for the month, while Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the previous month’s top seller, was No. 10.

Two Christmas catalog titles, Warner’s Elf and Christmas Vacation, were the No. 8 and No. 9 sellers in December, respectively, just like they were a year ago.

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

  1. It: Chapter Two (Warner)
  2. Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture (Universal)
  3. Rambo: Last Blood (Lionsgate)
  4. Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season (HBO)
  5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
  6. Abominable (Universal)
  7. Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  8. Elf (Warner)
  9. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  10. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)

 

2019 Top 10:

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Disney/Marvel)
  2. Aquaman (Warner)
  3. Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  5. Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  6. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  7. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)
  8. The Lion King (2019) (Disney)
  9. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (Lionsgate)
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)

 

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Leads Disc Sales in November

‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Tops Disc Sales Charts Again

Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood again 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 for the week ended Jan. 4.

The action sequel in its third week was also the top seller the previous week after debuting at No. 2. It has been the top Blu-ray seller for all three weeks it has been on shelves.

Rising to No. 2 on both charts was Warner’s It: Chapter Two in its fourth week.

The No. 3 overall seller and No. 5 Blu-ray was Universal’s Downton Abbey movie, which is in its third week. It had debuted as the No. 1 overall seller the week Rambo was No. 2.

DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable, distributed by Universal Pictures, was No. 4 on both charts.

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Sony Pictures’ faith-based sports drama Overcomer was No. 5 on the overall sellers list and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 3 Blu-ray was Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which was the No. 6 overall title.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 5, Rambo: Last Blood held onto the top spot for a third week.

Universal’s and STX Films’ Hustlers rose to No. 2 on the rental chart, while Abominable slipped a spot to No. 3.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood held onto the No. 4 rental spot, while Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen climbed two spots to No. 5.

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‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Tops Disc Sales Charts in Its Second Week

Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood 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. 28.

The action sequel had debuted a week earlier as the top Blu-ray but was No. 2 on the overall sales chart.

In fact, the top five titles on each chart remained the same from the previous week, just in a different order.

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The previous week’s top overall seller, Universal’s Downton Abbey, slipped to No. 2 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable, another Universal-distributed title, remained No. 3 on the overall sales chart and rose a spot to No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Warner’s It: Chapter Two remained No. 4 overall and rose to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sony Pictures’ Overcomer remained No. 5 overall, but slid to No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

The no. 5 Blu-ray remained Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which was No. 6 overall.

The top new release for the week was Lionsgate’s Judy, a Judy Garland biopic starring Renée Zellweger. It debuted at No. 33.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 29, the top five titles were the same, but slightly rearranged from the previous week.

Rambo: Last Blood was again No. 1, and Abominable was again No. 2.

Universal’s Hustlers rose a spot to No. 3, while Once Upon a Time in Hollywood rose a spot to No. 4.

Fox’s Ad Astra slipped two spots to No. 5.

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‘Downton Abbey’ Tops Disc Sales; Rambo Leads in Blu-ray Sales

Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture, distributed by Universal Pictures, debuted at No. 1 the week ended Dec. 21 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales.

A continuation of the popular PBS TV series, Downton Abbey was the No. 2 Blu-ray. It earned $97 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 1 Blu-ray for the week and No. 2 overall sellers was Lionsgate’s Rambo: Last Blood. The fifth “Rambo” movie earned $44.8 million in U.S. theaters. The latest “Rambo” sequel sold 80% as many copies as Downton Abbey.

Another new release, DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable, distributed by Universal, was No. 3 on both charts after a $60.7 million domestic box office haul.

The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s It: Chapter Two, dropped to No. 4 for the week.

The No. 5 overall seller was Sony Pictures’ Overcomer, a faith-based sports film that earned $35 million at U.S. theaters. It was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also from Sony Pictures, which was the No. 6 overall seller.

The only other newcomer to land on the top 20 charts was 20th Century Fox’s sci-fi drama Ad Astra, which was No. 7 on the overall sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 43% of Downton Abbey sales, compared with 58% for Rambo: Last Blood, 52% for Abominable, 38% for Overcomer and 64% for Ad Astra. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray made up 13% of Rambo: Last Blood‘s total and 18% of Ad Astra‘s.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 22, Rambo: Last Blood debuted at No. 1, followed by Abominable at No. 2 and Ad Astra as No. 3.

Universal’s Hustlers dropped to No. 4, while Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was No. 5.

The previous week’s top rental, It: Chapter Two, slid to No. 6 in its second week.

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‘It: Chapter Two,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debut Atop Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s It: Chapter Two debuted at No. 1 on both 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. 14.

The second part of the adaptation of the popular Stephen King Novel focuses on the adult versions of the characters shown fighting the fear monster in 2017’s It: Chapter One. The film earned $211.6 million at the domestic box office.

A collection of both films was No. 18 on the overall sales chart and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a close No. 2 on both charts, selling 74% as many total copies as the horror sequel, and 86% as many Blu-rays. The latest film from Quentin Tarantino, which re-creates Hollywood in 1969, earned $141 million from U.S. theaters.

The previous week’s top seller, HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

The No. 4 overall seller and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s Toy Story 4.

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was no. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

A third newcomer, Universal’s Hustlers, was No. 7 on both charts. The film, based on the true story of a team of strippers who conspire to rip off their Wall Street clients, earned $105 million at the domestic box office.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 63% of total It: Chapter Two sales compared with 72% for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 52% for Hustlers. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format accounted for 15% of It: Chapter Two‘s total, 21% for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 7% for Hustlers.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 15, It: Chapter Two was No. 1, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was No. 2, and Hustlers was No. 3.

The previous week’s top rental, Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, was No. 4, while Fox’s Ready or Not was No. 5.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Leads Disc Sales in November

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for November 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The spinoff of the “Fast & Furious” action franchise was released on disc Nov. 5 and earned $173.8 million at the domestic box office.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home was No. 2 on the chart for the second-consecutive month. The film got a boost late in November when it led post-Thanksgiving Black Friday disc sales.

Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King remained No. 3 for another month.

Warner’s Aquaman jumped back onto the monthly charts at No. 4, up from No. 52 the previous month, boosted by Black Friday sales.

The previous month’s top seller, Disney’s Toy Story 4, slipped to No. 5.

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The top five titles were unchanged from the previous month, with Disney’s Avengers: Endgame maintaining its position as the top seller of 2019 so far, and Warner’s Aquaman at No. 2, Disney’s Captain Marvel at No. 3, Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 4 and Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at No. 5.

Toy Story 4 rose three spots on the yearly chart to No. 6.

Spider-Man: Far From Home climbed to No. 7 for the year, up six spots. Another “Spidey” film, Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, stayed at No. 8.

Warner’s A Star Is Born dropped to No. 9, while Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum took over the No. 10 spot.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Aladdin remake dropped out of the top 10.

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

  1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Universal)
  2. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)
  3. The Lion King (2019) (Disney)
  4. Aquaman (Warner)
  5. Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  6. Pokémon Detective Pikachu (Warner)
  7. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (Lionsgate)
  8. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (Universal)
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  10. Home Alone (Fox)

 

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

  1. Avengers: Endgame (Disney/Marvel)
  2. Aquaman (Warner)
  3. Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel)
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  6. Toy Story 4 (Disney)
  7. Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  9. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  10. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (Lionsgate)

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Tops Disc Sales Charts

HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season 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. 7.

The disc version of the landmark fantasy series’ final season dominated the charts — a rarity for a TV series on disc in the age of streaming. While the final season has been heavily criticized by fans, it apparently didn’t stop many of them from picking up a copy to complete their collections.

Blu-ray Disc versions of the final “Game of Thrones” season accounted for 53% of the titles total unit sales, while the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray accounted for 10% of its total.

The No. 2 title on the overall sales chart, Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, sold 38% as many copies as “Game of Thrones.” The third film in the “Fallen” series had debuted at No. 15 a week earlier, as post-Thanksgiving sales pushed several older titles back up the charts. Angel Has Fallen was the week’s No. 3 Blu-ray Disc seller.

The No. 2 Blu-ray, and No. 4 overall seller, was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, which had been the top seller the previous week as a result of the previously mentioned deep-discount sales.

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The No. 3 overall title and No. 4 Blu-ray was Disney’s Toy Story 4.

Another Disney hit, the photorealistic remake of The Lion King, was the No. 5 overall title and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, which was No. 11 on the overall chart.

The top new-to-disc theatrical film was 20th Century Fox’s Ready or Not, which came in at No. 39 overall and No. 23 on the Blu-ray chart. The comedic thriller earned $28.7 million at the domestic box office.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week, Angel Has Fallen remained No. 1 for a second week. Ready or Not debuted at No. 2.

Universal’s Good Boys slipped to No. 3, Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold was No. 4 and Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw was No. 5.

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‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Emerges Atop 2019 Black Friday Sales Derby

The Black Friday post-Thanksgiving sales rush saw Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home in its ninth week on disc return 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. 30.

The superhero movie was originally released on disc Oct. 1 and hasn’t been the top title since its debut week.

No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Aquaman, selling 85% as many copies as the top title in its 36th week on disc. Aquaman is the year’s second-best selling title, according to VideoScan.

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No. 3 overall (No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart) was Warner’s Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, in its 17th week of availability.

The No. 4 overall seller and No. 2 Blu-ray was Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, in its 38th week, was No. 5 overall and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 4 Blu-ray, and No. 13 overall in its 16th week, was the year’s top-selling title, Disney’s Avengers: Endgame.

The No. 4 Blu-ray was Warner’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which was No. 17 overall in its 14th week.

The week’s top newcomer, and the only new release to crack the top 50 as a result of deep-discount sales pushing older titles back up the charts, was Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, which was No. 15 overall and No. 11 on the Blu-ray chart.

Angel Has Fallen is the third film in the “Fallen” trilogy featuring Gerard Butler as a U.S. Secret Service agent who fights off terrorists threats against the American presidency — following 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and 2016’s London Has Fallen. The actioner earned $69 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 60% of first-week Angel Has Fallen sales, with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprising 12% of its total sales.

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Angel Has Fallen was the top title on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 1, pushing Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold to No. 2.

Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slid to No. 3, with Universal’s Good Boys at No. 4 and Disney’s The Lion King remake at No. 5.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Outpaces ‘Dora’ to Stay No. 1 on the Home Video Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw held onto the No. 1 spot 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. 23.

The week’s top newcomer on both charts was Paramount’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which sold 81.8% as many copies in its first week as Hobbs & Shaw did in its third. The live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s “Dora the Explorer” cartoon earned $60.5 million at the domestic box office.

Disney’s photorealistic remake of The Lion King slid to No. 3 on both charts in its fifth week on disc.

Another Disney release, Pixar Animation Studios’ Toy Story 4, rose a spot to No. 4 on both charts in its seventh week on disc.

The ‘R’-rated Universal Pictures comedy Good Boys slid to No. 5 on both charts in its second week.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of first-week sales for Dora, which sold 91% as many Blu-ray copies as the top title.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 24 had Dora in the top spot, with Good Boys sliding to No. 2. Hobbs & Shaw was down a spot to No. 3.

Warner’s The Kitchen rose two spots on the rental chart to No. 4, while Sony Pictures’ The Angry Birds Movie 2 dropped two slots to land at No. 5 in its second week.

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