‘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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‘Dumbo’ Remains Perched Atop Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s live-action version of Dumbo 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 July 6.

The remake of the 1941 animated classic debuted at No. 1 a week earlier.

Another Disney-distributed movie, the superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel, held onto No. 2 on both charts in its fourth week in stores.

The top newcomer at No. 3 on both charts was Lionsgate’s Escape Plan: The Extractors, the direct-to-video third film in the “Escape Plan” action franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. The theatrically released first film was released in 2013, followed in 2018 by the direct-to-video Escape Plan 2: Hades.

Paramount’s animated Wonder Park slipped to No. 4 on the overall sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 4 Blu-ray was Disney’s “Signature Collection” Blu-ray re-release of the 1950 animated classic Cinderella.

Rounding out the top five overall at No. 5 was Warner’s Aquaman, which was the No. 7 Blu-ray.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 7, Escape Plan: The Extractors debuted at No. 1.

Dumbo moved up to No. 2, while Captain Marvel slipped to No. 3 after three weeks as the top rental.

The Universal horror film Us dropped to No. 4.

Universal’s The Best of Enemies debuted at No. 5.

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‘Dumbo’ Remake Flies to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s live-action version of Dumbo 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 June 29.

Directed by Tim Burton, the remake of the 1941 animated classic earned $114.6 million at the domestic box office.

Another Disney-distributed movie, the superhero blockbuster Captain Marvel, slipped to No. 2 on both charts after two weeks in the top spot.

Paramount’s animated Wonder Park held onto the No. 3 spot on the overall sales chart and slipped a spot to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Universal Pictures’ Us in its second week dropped to No. 4 on the overall sales chart and N0. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, after debuting in the second spot a week earlier.

No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s “Signature Collection” Blu-ray re-release of the 1950 animated classic Cinderella.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 75% of total unit sales for Dumbo, which had 9% of its total sales come from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 30, Captain Marvel held onto the top spot for a third week.

Us took No. 2 for the second week.

No. 3 went to a new release, Lionsgate’s The Poison Rose. Wonder Park slipped a spot to No. 4, while Dumbo debuted at No. 5.

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‘Captain Marvel’ Holds Onto Position Atop Disc Sales Charts

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel maintained 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 chart the week ended June 22.

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

The week’s top newcomer was Universal Pictures’ Us, which debuted at No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many copies as Captain Marvel.

The latest horror film from director Jordan Peele earned $175 million at the domestic box office, about the same haul of his first film, 2017’s Get Out.

Another newcomer, Paramount’s Wonder Park, landed at No. 3 on both charts. The animated film, about a little girl bringing the amusement park of her imagination to life, earned $45.2 million in U.S. theaters.

The No. 4 title on the overall sales chart was Lionsgate’s A Madea Family Funeral, which was No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was No. 5 on the overall sales chart and took No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart was the original Toy Story, which was recently released as a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 62% of first-week Us sales, while 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray comprised 17% of the film’s total unit sales. Wonder Park had 56% of its sales come from Blu-ray.

The second week of Captain Marvel had 70% of unit sales from Blu-ray, with 16% of its total sales coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 23 also had Captain Marvel at No. 1 for a second-consecutive week.

Us debuted at No. 2, followed by Wonder Park at No. 3.

Lionsgate’s Five Feet Apart dropped to No. 4, while Universal’s The Upside slipped to No. 5.

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‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Tops May Disc Sales

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, distributed by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for May 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The third film in the animated “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise earned $160.8 million at the domestic box office, and was released on Blu-ray and DVD May 21.

Another animated sequel, Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, released May 7, was the month’s No. 2 seller.

Lionsgate’s Cold Pursuit, a May 14, release, was No. 3 for the month.

The Universal Pictures comedy The Upside, a remake of a French film, was No. 4.

Paramount’s’ What Men Want debuted at No. 5 on the monthly list.

A catalog movie, Warner’s 1985 adventure classic The Goonies, jumped up to No. 9 for the month. It was No. 14 the previous month.

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Dragon entered the list of the year’s top 10 disc sellers at No. 10.

The top nine titles for the year remained mostly the same, with Warner’s Aquaman at No. 1 and Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody at No. 2.

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald moved up to No. 3 while Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet slipped to No. 4.

Warner’s Creed II fell out of the top 10.

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

  1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)
  2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner)
  3. Cold Pursuit (Lionsgate)
  4. The Upside (Universal)
  5. What Men Want (Paramount)
  6. Aquaman (Warner)
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  8. Bumblebee (Paramount)
  9. The Goonies (Warner)
  10. Glass (Universal)

 

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

  1. Aquaman (Warner)
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  3. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Warner)
  4. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  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. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)

 

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

‘Madea Family Funeral’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Chart

Lionsgate’s A Madea Family Funeral debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended June 8.

The latest film directed by Tyler Perry, the 11th and reportedly final installment in the franchise featuring him playing Madea, earned $73.3 million at the domestic box office.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, however, Madea landed at No. 3, as just 26% of sales of the film were of the Blu-ray Disc format.

The week’s top Blu-ray Disc seller for a third consecutive week was DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, distributed by Universal Pictures. The third “Dragon” film dropped to No. 2 for the week after two weeks in the top spot, selling about 60% as many copies as the debuting Madea.

The week’s No. 3 overall seller and No. 2 Blu-ray was another newcomer, the animated direct-to-video superhero adventure Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a crossover featuring the popular characters that was distributed by Warner Bros. and produced with the assistance of TMNT rights holders Nickelodeon. Blu-ray Disc comprised 82% of its first-week sales.

No. 4 on both charts was Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in its fourth week on shelves.

Another Warner title, Aquaman, was No. 5 on both charts in its 11th week of disc availability.

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The 2016 animated movie The Secret Life of Pets, from Universal, jumped back into the top 20 at No. 18 overall, boosted by the June 7 theatrical release of its sequel.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 9 also had Madea Family Funeral debut in the top spot.

Universal’s The Upside slipped a spot to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot.

Dragon slipped to No. 3, while Warner’s Isn’t It Romantic dropped to No. 4 and Lionsgate’s Drunk Parents held at No. 5.

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‘Dragon’ Again Tops Disc Sales Charts

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was the No. 1 title 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 June 1.

The animated film, which is distributed by Universal Pictures, was the top title on both charts for a second consecutive week.

The only newcomer to debut in the top 20 was Sony Pictures’ Outlander: Season Four, which was No. 2 on both charts. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 42% of sales of the latest release from the popular Starz fantasy series.

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No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart was Unviersal’s The Upside.

Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part landed at No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 5 on both charts was Lionsgate’s Cold Pursuit.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 2, The top four remained the same from the previous week: Upside at No. 1, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at No. 2, Warner’s Isn’t It Romantic at No. 3, and Cold Pursuit at No. 4.

The Lionsgate comedy Drunk Parents debuted as the No. 5 rental.

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‘Dragon’ Threequel Lights Up Disc Sales Charts

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 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 May 25.

The third “Dragon” film, distributed by Universal Pictures, earned $160.6 million at the domestic box office and outsold the No. 2 ranked title by a 5-to-1 margin. A collection of the entire “Dragon” trilogy debuted at No. 6 on the charts.

Bowing in second place on both charts was STX’s The Upside, also distributed by Universal. A remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, about an unambitious man taking a job caring for a wealthy quadriplegic, The Upside stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston and earned $108 million in U.S. theaters.

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The previous week’s top Blu-ray, Warner’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, slid to No. 3 on both charts.

Lionsgate’s Cold Pursuit, which had been the top seller on the combined chart the previous week, dropped to No. 4 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five on both charts was another newcomer, the romantic comedy spoof Isn’t It Romantic, from Warner Bros. It earned $48.8 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of Dragon unit sales, compared with 45% for Upside 40% for Isn’t It Romantic. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version of Dragon comprised 8% of its total overall unit sales.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 26 had The Upside at No. 1, with Dragon at No. 2 and Isn’t It Romantic at No. 3.

Cold Pursuit slid to No. 4, while Universal’s Fighting With My Family dropped to No. 5.

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‘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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