‘Lego Movie 2’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part debuted at No. 1 on both 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 11.

The sequel to the 2014 animated The Lego Movie, in which the famous building block Lego toys come to life, earned $105.8 million at the domestic box office, less than half of what its predecessor made and also about $70 million less than 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie.

Another newcomer, the Paramount comedy What Men Want, debuted at No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The loose remake of the 2000 film What Women Want earned $54.6 million in U.S. theaters.

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No. 3 on the overall sales chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Aquaman in its seventh week on shelves. The superhero movie had topped the overall chart the previous week and three times in its first six weeks.

No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart was Universal Pictures’ Glass.

Paramount’s Bumblebee was No. 5 on both charts.

Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which had topped the Blu-ray chart for three consecutive weeks, dropped to No. 4.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 69% of Lego Movie 2 sales and 40% of unit sales for What Men Want.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 12, What Men Want debuted at No. 1, with Lego Movie 2 coming in at No. 2.

Universal Pictures’ Serenity, the previous week’s top rental, dropped to No. 3. Glass slipped to No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala remake dropped to No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Swims Back to Top Spot on Disc Sales Chart

Amid another light week for new releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman returned to the top spot on the national disc sales chart for the third time in its six weeks on shelves.

The week ended May 4 saw Aquaman at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for the week ended May 4.

Aquaman barely edged out Universal Pictures’ Glass, which sold 99.8% as many copies in its third week on shelves. Glass had been the top title the week before.

No. 3 on the overall sales chart was Paramount’s Bumblebee, which sold 90% as many copies as the top title.

The top-selling Blu-ray Disc for the third straight week was Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which was No. 4 overall.

Aquaman was the No. 2 Blu-ray, with Glass at No. 3 and Bumblebee at No. 4.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was No. 5 on both charts.

The top new releases for the week were Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala remake at No. 7 (No. 10 Blu-ray), Universal’s Serenity at No. 9 (No. 8 Blu-ray) and Lionsgate’s Dragged Across Concrete at No. 10 (No. 7 Blu-ray).

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 5, Serenity debuted at No. 1, with Miss Bala at No. 2.

Glass dropped to No. 3 after two weeks in the top spot. Sony Pictures’ Escape Room took No. 4 and Warner’s The Mule was No. 5.

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‘Glass’ Tops Disc Sales Chart in Second Week

A week after a quirk in retail exclusives kept Universal Pictures’ Glass from being listed at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the M. Night Shyamalan thriller assumed the top spot the week ended April 27.

No. 2 on the overall chart and No. 1 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for a second week was Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which sold 98.7% as many copies as Glass.

Glass was No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman was No. 3 on the overall sales chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Paramount’s Bumblebee landed at No. 4 on both charts.

The top new release for the week was Sony Pictures’ Escape Room, which debuted at No. 5 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The horror film earned $57 million at the domestic box office.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was a re-release of 20th Century Fox’s 1979 sci-fi classic Alien, which recently debuted on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Alien was No. 8 on the overall sales chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 28, Glass topped the chart for a second week, with Escape Room debuting at No. 2.

Warner’s The Mule took No. 3, followed by Aquaman at No. 4 and Bumblebee at No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Claims Top Spot on March 2019 Disc Sales Charts

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 March 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The film managed to top monthly sales despite being released at the end of the month, on March 26.

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, released March 12, was the month’s No. 2 seller.

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a March 19 release, was No. 3 for the month.

Another March 19 release, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, was No. 4 on the March sales chart.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, released at the end of February, landed at No. 5.

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Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the No. 8 seller for the month, maintained its place among the top sellers for the year to date. Aquaman moved into the No. 2 spot for the year, while Ralph moved up a spot to No. 3.

Grindelwald entered the year-to-date chart at No. 4, while Warner’s A Star Is Born remake is now the year’s No. 5 seller.

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocked the Sales Charts for February 2019

‘Bumblebee,’ ‘Aquaman’ Remain Top Disc Sellers

A slate of newcomers had little luck displacing the top titles on the national sales charts the week ended April 13.

The top performing new release for the week was Sony Pictures’ A Dog’s Way Home, which debuted at No. 4 on both 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 top two titles on both charts remained the same from the prior week. Paramount’s Bumblebee took No. 1 and Warner’s Aquaman was No. 2.

Warner’s The Mule held onto the No. 3 spot on the overall sales chart but slipped to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart was Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Rounding out the top five on the Blu-ray chart was Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, which was No. 6 overall.

A Dog’s Way Home, about a lost dog looking for her owner, earned $42 million at U.S. theaters.

Sony Pictures’ critically panned comedy Holmes & Watson debuted at No. 8 on the overall chart and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart. The latest pairing of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly earned just $30.6 million at the domestic box office.

Two new releases from Universal also cracked the top 20 in their first week: On the Basis of Sex debuted at No. 15 (No. 17 on the Blu-ray chart) and Welcome to Marwen, the latest film from director Robert Zemeckis, came in at No. 20 (No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart).

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 45% of A Dog’s Way Home sales, compared with 54% for Holmes & Watson, 47% for On the Basis of Sex and 85% for Welcome to Marwen.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 14, Holmes & Watson debuted at No. 1, with The Mule at No. 2, Bumblebee at No. 3, Aquaman at No. 4 and A Dog’s Way Home at No. 5.

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‘Bumblebee’ Transforms Into Top Disc Seller

Paramount Home Media Distribution’s Bumblebee 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 April 6.

The “Transformers” spinoff earned $127 million at the domestic box office.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman, the previous week’s top seller, slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

Another newcomer, Clint Eastwood’s The Mule, also from Warner, debuted at No. 3 on both charts.

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Rounding out the top five on both charts were Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at No. 4 and Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns at No. 5.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 65% of first-week Bumblebee sales, with 14% of its overall tally from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 7, The Mule edged out Bumblebee for the top spot. Aquaman slipped to No. 3.

Universal’s Second Act dropped to No. 4, while Spider-Verse settled for No. 5.

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‘Aquaman’ Swims to No. 1 on Home Video Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Aquaman made a splash on the national home video sales charts the week ended March 30, outselling its competitors by a wide margin.

The DC Comics superhero movie took 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 after a $335 million haul at the domestic box office.

The previous weeks’ top seller, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling 19% as many copies during the week as the newcomer.

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Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald each slipped a spot to No. 3 and No. 4 on both charts, respectively.

The anime movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, from Funimation, debuted at No. 5 on both charts.

Other newcomers in the top 20 included Universal’s Jennifer Lopez starrer Second Act at No. 7 overall (No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart), and Fox’s If Beale Street Could Talk, Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress for Regina King, at No. 12 overall (No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart).

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 66% of total Aquaman unit sales, with 14% of its overall tally coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

The 1989 horror movie Pet Sematary, from Paramount Home Media Distribution, returned to the charts at No. 13 overall (No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart) thanks to a 30th anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release timed for the theatrical premiere of the remake of the Stephen King adaptation. The UHD Blu-ray accounted for 39% of the film’s unit sales.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 31, Aquaman debuted at No. 1, followed by Second Act at No. 1.

The previous week’s top rental, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, slipped to No. 3. Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns rose a spot to No. 4, while Paramount’s Instant Family stayed on the leaderboard at No. 5.

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‘Spider-Verse’ Edges ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ on Disc Sales Charts

The week ended March 23 saw a pair of newcomers in a close race for No. 1 on the national home video sales charts, with Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse outpacing Walt Disney Studios’ Mary Poppins Returns.

Spider-Verse climbed to the top spot of the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart after taking in about $190 million at the domestic box office and claiming the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 family classic Mary Poppins, sold 90% as many copies as Spider-Verse. It earned $171.9 million in U.S. theaters.

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The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

Disney’s Animated Ralph Breaks the Internet took No. 4 on both charts in its fourth week.

No. 5 on both charts went to Universal Pictures’ Mortal Engines.

Blu-ray Disc formats comprised 78% of unit sales for both Spider-Verse and Mary Poppins Returns. Of those, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc edition accounted for 16% of Spider-Verse sales, compared with 8% for Poppins.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 24, Spider-Verse debuted at No. 1, with Grindelwald slipping to No. 2.

Paramount’s Instant Family held onto the No. 3 spot, while Universal’s Green Book slid to No. 4. Mary Poppins Returns was the No. 5 rental.

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended March 16.

The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the second entry in a series that serves as a prequel to the “Harry Potter” films. However, its $159.6 million at the domestic box office ranks as the lowest of the 10 movies in J.K. Rowling’s “Wizarding World” franchise.

Coming in at a distant No. 2 on both charts was Universal Pictures’ Mortal Engines, a sci-fi adventure produced by Peter Jackson based on a book series about a steampunk future in which the world’s cities have been turned into large wandering vehicles. It sold about 20% as many copies as Grindelwald, after a $16 million haul at U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both charts was Disney’s animated Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Warner’s Creed II slipped to No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Best Picture Oscar winner Green Book, from Universal, debuted at No. 5 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats comprised 67% of Grindelwald‘s first-week sales, with 11% specifically from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format. Mortal Engines had 66% of sales from Blu-ray, with 14% from the UHD version. For Green Book, Blu-ray contributed 52% to its total unit sales, with 7% from UHD.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 17, Grindelwald came in at No. 1 , with Green Book at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, Paramount’s Instant Family, dropped to No. 3, followed by Mortal Engines at No. 4 and Warner’s A Star is Born remake at No. 5.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocked the Sales Charts for February 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody, 20th Century Fox’s biopic of the rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for February 2019 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The film was the top seller its first week in stores following its Feb. 12 debut and has been in the top five ever since.

Universal’s animated The Grinch, released on disc the week before Bohemian Rhapsody, was No. 2 for the month.

Warner’s latest remake of A Star Is Born, on shelves Feb. 19, was the month’s No. 3 seller.

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, released at the end of February, landed at No. 4.

The Feb. 19 release of Lionsgate’s Robin Hood remake came in at No. 5.

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February’s top four sellers sold well enough to take over the top four spots on the year-to-date sales charts as well, in the same order.

Universal’s reboot sequel Halloween, the top seller for January, slipped to No. 5 for the year to date.

Disney had three titles in the top 10 for February, as did Fox in its final full month as an independently operated studio before its acquisition by Disney was finalized March 20. That effectively gives Disney control of six of the month’s top 10.

 

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

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  2. The Grinch (Universal)
  3. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  4. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  5. Robin Hood (2018) (Lionsgate)
  6. Widows (Fox)
  7. The Little Mermaid: Signature Collection (Disney)
  8. Overlord (Paramount)
  9. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
  10. Once Upon a Deadpool (Fox)

 

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

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
  2. The Grinch (Universal)
  3. A Star Is Born (2018) (Warner)
  4. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)
  5. Halloween (2018) (Universal)
  6. Venom (Sony Pictures)
  7. Goosebumps 2 (Sony Pictures)
  8. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
  9. Robin Hood (2018) (Lionsgate)
  10. Hunter Killer (Lionsgate)

 

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