‘Trolls Band Together’ Returns to No. 1 Spot on Disc Sales Chart for Third Week

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together returned to the top spot on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Feb. 10.

It marks the third time in four the DreamWorks Animation sequel has been the week’s top disc seller. It would have been No. 1 all four weeks had the three-film “Trolls” collection not siphoned away enough sales from the standalone version to push it to No. 2 in its third week.

That three-disc set moved up two spots to No. 8 on the overall chart with a quarter of the sales of the standalone edition of Band Together, the franchise’s third film.

In a week without much in the way of new releases, Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer climbed to No. 2 in its 12th week on shelves. However, it remained No. 1 on the dedicated 4K chart for a 12th consecutive week.

Trolls Band Together was No. 19 on the 4K chart.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Thanksgiving, slipped to No. 3 on the overall and Blu-ray charts.

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Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained No. 4 on the overall sales chart and rose a spot to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

Rounding out the overall top five was Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 7 on the 4K chart.

On the Blu-ray chart, No. 4 was Lionsgate’s Silent Night (No. 15 overall), while No. 5 was Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s (No. 6 overall).

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‘Thanksgiving’ Serves Up No. 1 Debut on Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Thanksgiving debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Feb. 3.

Director Eli Roth’s horror film, which is based upon his fake trailer of the same name from the 2007 film Grindhouse, follows a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer who terrorizes Plymouth, Mass., following a Black Friday riot. The film earned $31.9 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 62% of first-week Thanksgiving sales. It was not released on 4K Ultra HD disc.

No. 2 on both charts was Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together, which had been No. 1 the previous two weeks. However, it might have remained on top for a third week had more shoppers opted to buy it on its own than part of the “Trolls” three-movie collection, which was No. 10. Trolls Band Together sold 83% as many copies as the top title, while the three-pack sold 19.5%, which means discs containing Trolls Band Together outsold any other title by about 3%.

Dropping to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, in its 11th week on shelves. However, it remained No. 1 on the dedicated 4K chart for an 11th consecutive week.

Trolls Band Together was No. 9 on the 4K chart.

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Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained No. 4 on the overall sales chart but fell to No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s Silent Night, debuted at No. 5 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart (as it was released solely as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack). The action-thriller stars Joel Kinnaman as a tormented father who sets out on a mission of vengeance when his son is killed in the crossfire of a gang shootout.

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‘Trolls Band Together’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together remained No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 27.

No. 2 on both charts was again Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, in its 10th week on shelves. However, it remained No. 1 on the dedicated 4K chart for a 10th consecutive week.

Trolls Band Together was No. 7 on the 4K chart.

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The week’s top newcomer, at No. 3 on all three charts, was Warner’s Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths — Part One, the new animated movie based on the DC Comics superheroes. The movie was released on disc only in Blu-ray formats, with the 4K Ultra HD version accounting for 23% of its total unit sales.

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained No. 4 on the overall sales chart but rose to No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. It was No. 14 on the 4K chart.

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s slid two spots to No. 5 on the overall chart in its seventh week, and dropped to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

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‘Trolls Band Together’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Trolls Band Together debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 20.

The third “Trolls” movie from DreamWorks Animation earned more than $102 million at the domestic box office. HD formats accounted for 61% of its first-week unit sales, with 54% from regular Blu-ray and 7% from 4K Ultra HD disc. It was No. 3 on the dedicated 4K chart.

A three-movie collection of the three “Trolls” films debuted at No. 8, accounting for another 15.8% of shoppers picking up a copy of Band Together. It had 17% of its sales from a Blu-ray version.

The top seller the previous four weeks, Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, dropped to No. 2 on both the overall and the Blu-ray charts in its ninth week. It had been the top Blu-ray for five straight weeks. However, it remained No. 1 on the dedicated 4K chart for a ninth consecutive week.

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Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s remained No. 3 on the overall chart in its sixth week, and dropped back to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny slipped to No. 4 on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

The week’s top newcomer was Sony Pictures’ Journey to Bethlehem, at No. 5 overall. The musical retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus earned $6.8 million at the domestic box office, and had 36% of its unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc (it didn’t have a 4K release). It was No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

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‘Oppenheimer’ Still Atop Disc Sales Charts for Week Ended Jan. 13

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer remained No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 13.

It was the sixth time topping the overall sales spot in the eight weeks since the packaged-media release for director Christoper Nolan’s biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb. It has been the top selling Blu-ray seven times, including five consecutive weeks, and was No. 1 on the 4K Ultra HD disc sales chart for eight consecutive weeks.

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Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny remained No. 2 on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. It was No. 22 on the 4K chart.

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s remained No. 3 on the overall chart in its fifth week, while climbing to No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 on the overall chart was again Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4, which was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 10 on the 4K chart.

No. 5 on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts was the newly Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer 3, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 3 on the 4K chart.

The No. 3 Blu-ray was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which was No. 6 overall and No. 2 on the 4K chart.

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‘Oppenheimer’ Remains No. 1 Disc Seller for Week Ended Jan. 6

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer remained atop the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Jan. 6.

It was the fifth time topping the overall sales spot in the seven weeks since the packaged-media release for director Christoper Nolan’s biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb. It has been the top selling Blu-ray six times, including four consecutive weeks, and was No. 1 on the 4K Ultra HD disc sales chart for seven consecutive weeks.

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Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny climbed to No. 2 on the overall sales and Blu-ray charts. It was No. 4 on the 4K chart.

Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s slid to the No. 3 spot in its fourth week on the overall and Blu-ray charts, and No. 18 on the 4K chart.

No. 4 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts was again Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4, which was No. 6 on the 4K chart.

No. 5 on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts was the newly released The Holdovers from Universal Pictures.

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‘Oppenheimer’ Led Disc Sellers in December; ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ No. 1 for 2023

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer was No. 1 on the top 10 list of physical-media sales for December 2023, according to Circana’s VideoScan tracking service that compiles DVD and Blu-ray transactions. 

The Christopher Nolan-directed biopic of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the father of the atomic bomb, earned more than $326 million at the domestic box office. It was released on disc Nov. 21 and ended up being No. 4 in November, but climbed to No. 1 in December after topping the weekly disc sales charts four of of its first six weeks on shelves.

December’s No. 2 seller was Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The fifth “Indiana Jones” adventure film landed on disc Dec. 5. No. 3 in December was Universal’s horror film Five Nights at Freddy’s, an adaptation of the popular video game of the same name about a haunted kiddie-themed pizza restaurant. It arrived on disc Dec. 12. Both Dial of Destiny and Five Nights were No. 1 their first week on shelves before giving way to Oppenheimer for the rest of the year.

The No. 4 title for the month was Warner’s Barbie, which had been the No. 2 title in both October and November. The year’s No. 1 box office earner is based on the famed fashion dolls from Mattel.

The only other newcomer to make the top 10 for December was Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which landed at No. 8. The animated reboot of the “TMNT” franchise also was released Dec. 12.

December also saw some catalog Christmas classics move back up the sales chart. No. 5 was Universal’s 2018 animated The Grinch, No. 8 was Warner’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, and No. 10 was Universal’s 2000 live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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The home video arrival of “Barbenheimer” caused a bit of a shift in the final chart of top 10 sellers as a whole for 2023. Barbie, which had been at the cusp of the top 10 after November at No. 11, moved up to No. 5 on the final chart, while Oppenheimer entered at No. 10.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse climbed up to No. 7, surpassing Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Warner’s Black Adam, while Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick and Universal’s Puss in Boots: The Last Wish were pushed out of the top 10.

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According to Circana, the December 2023 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  2. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Paramount)
  3. Five Nights at Freddy’s (Universal)
  4. Barbie (Warner)
  5. The Grinch (Universal)
  6. The Expendables 4 (Lionsgate)
  7. The Equalizer 3 (Sony Pictures)
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount)
  9. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Warner)
  10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (Universal)

 

2023 Top 10:

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal)
  2. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
  3. Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century)
  4. Fast X (Universal)
  5. Barbie (Warner)
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Disney/Marvel)
  7. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  8. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  9. Black Adam (Warner)
  10. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  11. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)
  12. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Universal/DreamWorks)

 

‘Mission: Impossible’ Led Disc Sales for November

‘Oppenheimer’ Remains No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer remained atop the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Dec. 30.

Director Christoper Nolan’s biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, has now occupied the top overall sales spot four times in the six weeks since its packaged-media release. It has been the top selling Blu-ray five times, including the past three consecutive weeks, and has been No. 1 on the 4K Ultra HD disc sales chart for six consecutive weeks.

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Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s maintained the No. 2 spot in its third week, while remaining No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart and slipping to No. 8 on the 4K chart.

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny retained the No. 3 spot on the overall sales and Blu-ray charts. It was No. 7 on the 4K chart.

No. 4 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts was Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4, which was No. 5 on the 4K chart.

No. 5 on both the overall disc and Blu-ray charts was Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which was No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

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‘Oppenheimer’ Retakes No. 1 Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Oppenheimer reclaimed the top spot the week ended Dec. 23 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales. Director Christoper Nolan’s biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, also retained the top spot on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

This is the third time in its five weeks Oppenheimer has occupied the top overall sales spot, having been No. 1 its first two weeks on shelves as well. It has been the top selling Blu-ray four times, and has been No. 1 on the 4K Ultra HD disc sales chart for five consecutive weeks.

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The previous week’s top overall seller, Universal’s Five Nights at Freddy’s, dropped to No. 2 in its second week, while remaining No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 7 on the 4K chart.

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny retained the No. 3 spot on the overall sales chart, while rising two spots to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. It was No. 5 on the 4K chart.

No. 4 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts was Warner’s Barbie, which was No. 8 on the 4K chart.

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 7 overall, and No. 6 on the Blu-ray and 4K charts, was Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer, the latest sequel to the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist. HD formats comprised 57% of its total unit sales, with 36% from the regular Blu-ray version and 21% from the 4K edition.

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‘Super Mario Bros.’ on Track to Top 2023 Disc Sales

With one week remaining in 2023, Universal Pictures’ The Super Mario Bros. Movie seems poised to finish the year as the top-selling physical media home entertainment title.

Officially released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD disc June 13 (though available a week earlier at several national retailers), the animated film based on Nintendo’s “Super Mario” video game franchise quickly shot up the sales charts, taking over the No. 1 spot of the year’s top-selling titles by the end of June. Topping the weekly sales chart for five of its first eight weeks, Super Mario was the monthly No. 1 for both June and July.

The year’s No. 2 seller is likely to be Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4, which was released on disc the same day as Super Mario and hasn’t been far behind it in sales figures ever since — it was the year’s No. 2 title by the end of June, and was the monthly No. 2 for both June and July.

Another June disc release, Disney-owned 20th Century’s Avatar: The Way of Water, was No. 3 in both June and July. Released on disc June 20, it took a bit longer to move up the year’s top sellers chart, but reached No. 3 by the end of July and has remained there ever since. A Dec. 19 release of a collector’s edition with new bonus materials is unlikely to propel it higher than third for the year, but should help it stave off any late pushes from some of the year-end releases.

Circana’s VideoScan tracking had Super Mario, John Wick and Avatar as the top three sellers, respectively, through the end of November. While final December and 2023 charts won’t be available until mid January, Circana has released weekly charts through Dec. 16, showing potential late surges from more recent hit titles such as Warner’s Barbie, Universal’s Oppenheimer, and Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.

The most likely to crack the year’s top 10 are Barbie, an Oct. 17 disc release, and Oppenheimer, a Nov. 21 disc release. Neither appeared in the top 10 as of the end of November, but Media Play News Research analysis of December sales data indicates they should end up on the chart once Circana officially announces the results.

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MPN Research Projected 2023 Top 10 Disc Sellers

  1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal)
  2. John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
  3. Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century)
  4. Barbie (Warner)
  5. Fast X (Universal)
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Disney/Marvel)
  7. Oppenheimer (Universal)
  8. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney/Marvel)
  9. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  10. Black Adam (Warner)