‘Men in Black: International’ Reaches Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Men in Black: International 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. 7.

The fourth “Men in Black” film, the first with new castmembers Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth, earned $79.8 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the top seller the previous week.

The No. 2 Blu-ray, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Disney’s Avengers: Endgame.

No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray cart was Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2.

No. 5 on both charts was Paramount’s Elton John biopic Rocketman.

The only other new release in the top 10 was Universal’s Ma, a suspense thriller starring Octavia Spencer that was No. 7 on both charts.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 93% of first-week Men in Black: International sales, with 16% of total sales coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 8, Men in Black: International was No. 1, with Ma at No. 2.

Secret Life of Pets 2 slid to No. 3, while Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the previous week’s top rental, was No. 4. Universal’s The Hustle rounded out the top five.

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‘Godzilla’ Is King of the Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Aug. 31.

The sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, which was a reboot of the classic Japanese monster franchise, earned $110.5 million at the domestic box office, and sets up next year’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

Another new release, Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets 2 debuted at No. 2 on both charts. The animated sequel earned $158.1 million in U.S. theaters. Overall, it sold about 76% as many copies as Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame, distributed by Disney, dropped to No. 3 on both charts after two weeks in the top spot.

No. 4 on both charts went to another newcomer, Paramount’s Rocketman. The Elton John biopic earned $96.4 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu dropped to No. 5 on both charts after taking the second spot the previous weeks.

Lionsgate’s new Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release was No. 10 on the overall chart, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 67% of first-week Godzilla: King of the Monsters sales; 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 18% of total sales, while 3D Blu-ray made up 1%.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 had 58% of its total sales from Blu-ray, with 6% of its total sales from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, while Rocketman had 64% Blu-ray sales, 13% from 4K.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 1, Godzilla: King of the Monsters also debuted at No. 1, with Secret Life of Pets 2 at No. 2.

Universal’s The Hustle dropped a spot to No. 3, while Rocketman debuted at No. 4 and Avengers: Endgame slid to No. 5 after spending the previous week on top.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Remains at No. 1 on Home Video Charts

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame held the top 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 Aug. 24.

The Disney-distributed superhero blockbuster had debuted in the top spot on both charts a week earlier.

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu held onto the No. 2 spot on both charts in its third week, selling about 16% as many copies as the top title.

The top newcomer of the week, at No. 3 on both charts, was Sony Pictures’ Brightburn, a superhero-themed horror movie. It earned $17.3 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose, debuted at No. 4 on both charts. It earned $22.6 million at U.S. theaters.

No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart was the Universal comedy The Hustle, a female-centric remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels that earned $35.4 million at the domestic box office. It was No. 6 on the Blu-ray sales chart.

Disney’s Captain Marvel was the No. 5 Blu-ray seller.

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The only other new release in the top 10 was Lionsgate’s The Walking Dead: The Complete Ninth Season, which was No. 8 overall and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 75% of Brightburn sales, 42% of Dog’s Journey, 47% of The Hustle and 42% of Walking Dead.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 25, Avengers: Endgame took over the top spot after debuting at No. 2 a week earlier.

The Hustle debuted at No. 2, followed by A Dog’s Journey at No. 3. Detective Pikachu dropped to No. 4, while Brightburn debuted as the No. 5 rental.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Dominates Disc Sales

The disc debut of the all-time worldwide box office champ dominated the national home video sales charts, and it wasn’t even close.

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame easily 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. 17.

The Disney-distributed superhero film, the 22nd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the culmination of several storylines developed throughout the franchise over the past 11 years, earned $858 million at the domestic box office and nearly $2.8 billion globally.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 80% of first-week Endgame sales, with a whopping 25% of its total unit sales coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

At retail, Avengers: Endgame sold more copies than the combined total of the rest of the top 20 by a more-than 3-to-1 margin, and the top 50 by more than 2-to-1.

The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu, slid to No. 2 on both the overall sellers and Blu-ray Disc charts, selling 7.6% as many total copies as Endgame.

No. 3 on both charts was Warner’s Shazam! in its fifth week, selling few than 3% as many copies as Endgame.

No. 4 on the overall sales chart was the DVD version of the Disney Channel TV movie Descendants 3.

Another Disney-owned superhero movie, Captain Marvel, landed at No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart in its 10th week on disc.

Rounding out the top five Blu-rays was Warner’s animated Batman: Hush, which was No. 9 on the overall sales chart.

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The home video arrival of Endgame heralded a number of other MCU films climbing back up the charts, with last year’s Avengers: Infinity War jumping back up to No. 10.

Disney also released the three “Iron Man” movies and the first two “Thor” movies on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray to coincide with the disc release of Endgame. As a result, the 2008 original Iron Man was No. 17 for the week and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. And the No. 12 through No. 15 Blu-rays were, respectively, Thor, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World.

A boxed set of all four “Avengers” films, available as a Steelbook Blu-ray at Best Buy, was No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week, however, Detective Pikachu held onto the top spot for a second week, with Endgame debuting at No. 2. This reflects both Endgame‘s strong demand in the sales market, and the murky distribution of Disney titles at Redbox kiosks.

The Lionsgate political comedy Long Shot held onto the No. 3 rental spot, while Warner’s The Curse of La Llorona dropped two spots to No. 4. Sony Pictures’ The Intruder slipped a spot to No. 5.

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‘Shazam!’ Lights Up Disc Sales in July

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Shazam! was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for July 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The superhero movie was released July 16.

Fox’s sci-fi actioner Alita: Battle Angel, released toward the end of the month on July 23, was the No. 2 seller for the month.

Another late-month release, Lionsgate’s Hellboy remake, on disc July 23, entered the monthly chart at No. 3.

Disney’s live-action Dumbo remake was No. 4 during the month after debuting in the second spot the previous month.

Disney’s Captain Marvel, the previous month’s top title, dropped to No. 5 for the month.

Other new releases on the top 10 monthly chart include Fox’s faith-based Breakthrough at No. 6, and the horror remake Pet Sematary, from Paramount, at No. 7.

Disney’s 1994 The Lion King, pushed back onto the chart at No. 8, no doubt enjoying a resurgence due to the theatrical release of its live-action-style remake.

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The list of the year’s top 10 disc sellers was relatively unchanged from the previous month.

Warner’s Aquaman remained at No. 1, Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody was still No. 2, and Captain Marvel held onto the No. 3 spot.

The only change in the year’s top 10 was Paramount’s Bumblebee and Universal’s The Grinch switching spots. Bumblebee rose two spots to No. 8 and Grinch dropped two spots to No. 10.

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

  1. Shazam! (Warner)
  2. Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
  3. Hellboy (2019) (Lionsgate)
  4. Dumbo (2019) (Disney)
  5. Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel)
  6. Breakthrough (Fox)
  7. Pet Sematary (2019) (Paramount)
  8. The Lion King (Disney)
  9. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)
  10. Harry Potter 8-Film Collection (Warner)

 

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

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

 

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‘Detective Pikachu’ Finds Top Spot on Home Video Charts

Warner’s Pokémon Detective Pikachu 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. 10.

Based on the popular gaming franchise about powered-up creatures that fight each other, the film earned $140.1 million at the domestic box office.

Landing at No. 2 on the overall sales chart was Disney’s Descendants 3, a Disney Channel TV movie that continues the saga of the children of Disney villains. The title, which on disc was available only on the DVD format, sold about 26% as many units as the top title.

Another newcomer, Warner’s Batman: Hush, debuted at No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart. The direct-to-video animated movie, which did not receive a standalone DVD release, adapts a popular “Batman” comic book storyline pairing the caped crusader with Catwoman.

Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel, which topped the sales charts the previous two weeks, dropped to No. 4 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The horror film The Curse of La Llorona, newly released from Warner Bros., bowed at No. 5 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

Rounding out the top five on the Blu-ray chart were Warner’s Shazam! at No. 4 and Disney’s Captain Marvel at No. 5.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of total sales of Detective Pikachu, with the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format comprising 13% of the film’s total sales. A Best Buy-exclusive 3D combo pack contributed 1%.

The 4K UHD Blu-ray accounted for 14% of Batman: Hush sales.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 11 had Detective Pikachu at No. 1, with Curse of La Llorona at No. 2.

Lionsgate’s Long Shot slipped to No. 3 after topping rentals the previous week. Sony Pictures’ The Intruder dropped to No. 4 and Shazam! slid to No. 5.

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‘Alita’ Battles On, Tops Disc Sales for Second Week

The 20th Century Fox sci-fi actioner Alita: Battle Angel was No. 1 for a second consecutive week 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. 3.

The top three on both charts were unchanged from the previous week. Lionsgate’s Hellboy remake was No. 2 in its second week, followed by Warner’s Shazam! in its third.

The week’s top newcomer, the animated UglyDolls from Universal Pictures and STX Entertainment, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

Another newcomer, the Lionsgate political romantic comedy Long Shot, entered the campaign at No. 5 on both charts.

The Sony Pictures thriller The Intruder bowed at No. 6 on the overall sales chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 4, Long Shot debuted at No. 1, followed by Intruder at No. 2.

Shazam! dropped to No. 3 after a couple of weeks in the top spot, while Alita slipped to No. 4 and Hellboy was No. 5.

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Fights to Top of Disc Sales Charts

The 20th Century Fox sci-fi actioner Alita: Battle Angel 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 27.

Based on a 1990s Japanese manga series, Alita earned $85.7 million at the domestic box office.

Lionsgate’s remake of Hellboy bowed at No. 2 on both charts. The film earned $21.9 million in U.S. theaters.

The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s Shazam!, dropped to No. 3 on both charts.

Fox’s faith-based Breakthrough slid to No. 4 on both charts.

Disney’s Captain Marvel maintained the No. 5 spot on both charts.

The animated movie Missing Link, from Fox, debuted at No. 6 after a $16.6 million haul at the domestic box office.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 82% of first-week sales for Alita. The 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc combo pack, which also included a 3D version of the film, comprised a whopping 30% of total Alita unit sales.

Hellboy had 68% of its sales come from Blu-ray, with 17% of its total sales from 4K UHD Blu-ray. Missing Link had 56% of its sales come from Blu-ray.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 28, Shazam! held onto the top spot for a second consecutive week.

Alita bowed at No. 2, with Hellboy at No. 3.

Breakthrough dropped to No. 4, while Paramount’s Pet Sematary remake slid to No. 5.

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‘Shazam!’ Shines on Home Video Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Shazam! 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 20.

The superhero movie based on the DC Comics character earned $140.4 million at the domestic box office.

Another newcomer, Fox’s faith-based drama Breakthrough, was No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

The week also saw several older titles re-emerge among the weekly bestsellers thanks to “Prime Day” sales held by Amazon.com July 15 and 16.

For example, the Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection rose all the way back up to No. 3 on the overall list and No. 2 on the Blu-ray list.

Disney’s Dumbo live-action remake was No. 4 on the overall sales chart in its fourth week, and was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Rounding out the top five overall was another superhero movie, Disney’s Captain Marvel, in its sixth week on disc. Captain Marvel was the No. 3 Blu-ray.

The previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s remake of Pet Sematary, dropped to No. 6 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 72% of first-week Shazam! unit sales, compared with 36% for Breakthrough. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format comprised 18% of Shazam!‘s total, while a Best Buy-exclusive 3D edition was good for 3%. Breakthrough saw 2% of its overall sales come from UHD Blu-ray.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 21 also saw Shazam! bow in the top spot, followed by Breakthrough.

Pet Sematary slipped from the top spot a week earlier to No. 3, with Universal’s Little at No. 4 and Dumbo at No. 5.

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‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Emerges Atop Disc Charts

Paramount’s remake of Pet Sematary 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 July 13.

The adaptation of the Stephen King novel, which was previously made into a film in 1989, earned $54.7 million at the domestic box office.

No. 2 on the overall sales chart was Disney’s live-action Dumbo, the top seller the previous two weeks. Dumbo in its third week sold 90% as many copies as the debuting Pet Sematary. It was No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 3 overall seller and No. 2 Blu-ray seller was Disney’s Captain Marvel.

No. 4 on the overall sales chart was Universal’s Little, a twist on Big in that an adult is magically turned into a child. It was No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 overall seller was Escape Plan: The Extractors, which was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

On the Blu-ray chart, the fourth-ranked and fifth-ranked titles were the first two seasons of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” respectively, which are available on Blu-ray exclusively from Target.

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Blu-ray Disc formats comprised 59% of total unit sales for Pet Sematary, with 12% of its total disc sales coming from UHD Blu-ray. For Little, Blu-ray accounted for 38% of its total.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 14, Pet Sematary was also No. 1, with Little at No. 2, Dumbo at No. 3, Escape Plan: The Extractors at No. 4 and Captain Marvel at No. 5.

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