‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Wonder Woman 1984 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 3.

The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot reprising the superheroine, this time coming up against a corrupt businessman in the 1980s who gains the power to grant wishes from a magical stone. The film arrived on Blu-ray and DVD formats March 30 after becoming the beta test for WarnerMedia’s bold strategy of releasing its film slate in theaters with simultaneous month-long availability on HBO Max. Premiering on Christmas, it earned $46.11 million at the domestic box office before bowing on PVOD in February.

A two-pack of both “Wonder Woman” movies bowed at No. 6 on both charts.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney’s Soul, dropped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about 20% as many copies as the new No. 1.

Universal Pictures took the next two spots, with News of the World slipping a notch to No. 3 and DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age down to No. 4.

Jumping up to No. 5 on both charts, aided by a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release, was Paramount’s The Ten Commandments, the 1956 Biblical epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses. The new edition was timed for the Easter holiday.

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Blu-ray Disc editions accounted for 62% of total Wonder Woman 1984 standalone unit sales, and 57% for the two-pack. The 4K Ultra HD version comprised 16% of WW84 standalone sales, while the 4K version of the two-pack, which was an Amazon exclusive, tallied 2% of total sales of the double feature set. The Warner Archive 3D edition comprised 2% of WW84 total sales.

For Ten Commandments, the new 4K edition comprised 50% of its total sales.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 4, WW84 also took No. 1, followed by News of the World at No. 2, The Croods: A New Age at No. 3, the Redbox-exclusive The Seventh Day at No. 4, and Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter at No. 5.

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‘Soul’ Ascends to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s Soul 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 March 27.

The latest release from Pixar Animation Studios, Soul bypassed a theatrical release as a result of the pandemic and instead became available through the Disney+ streaming service Dec. 25, though it did make $116.8 million at the international box office in territories where Disney+ isn’t available.It also won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and is nominated for the Academy Award for the same category.

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The week’s No. 2 seller on both charts was Universal Pictures’ News of the World. The Western stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran who makes a living reading newspapers to people in frontier towns, whose travels get sidetracked when he is encounters a young white girl who had been captured and raised by Indians, and is tasked with returning her to her family. It earned $12.6 million at the domestic box office. News of the World sold about 91% as many overall copies as Soul, but only about 49% as many Blu-ray Discs.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 77% of total Soul unit sales compared with 42% for News of the World; 4K Ultra HD comprised 11% of total Soul sales and 8% of News of the World.

The title that had topped the charts the previous four weeks, Universal’s The Croods: A New Age, fell to No. 3 on both charts, with Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter pushed to No. 4.

Warner’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release of 2014’s Godzilla landed at No. 8 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. The new 4K edition accounted for 97% of all sales of Godzilla for the week.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 28, News of the World was No. 1, pushing The Croods: A New Age to No. 2.

Monster Hunter remained No. 3 and Redbox’s SAS: Red Notice was No. 4. Universal’s Promising Young Woman dropped to No. 5.

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ Grabs Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts for Fourth Week

Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age remained No. 1 for the fourth 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 March 20. The double feature set of both “Croods” movies dropped a spot to No. 4 on both charts.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter held on the No. 2 spot on both charts for the third consecutive week, selling about half as many copies as the DreamWorks Animation sequel.

The dearth in a high volume of new releases being offered at retail has resulted not only in a lack of turnover in the top spots the previous few weeks, but also a rise in catalog titles moving back up the charts as stores conduct a number of clearance and deep-discount sales.

The No. 3 overall disc seller was Universal’s Neighbors 2-Movie Collection, a 2016 DVD-only release that can be had for as low as $5 at sites such as Amazon.com. No. 5 overall was 2018’s The House With a Clock in Its Walls, also from Universal, which had just 1% of its sales come from Blu-ray so it didn’t appear on the top 25 Blu-ray chart.

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The week’s top newcomer was another Universal Pictures release, Oscar nominee Promising Young Woman, which arrived at No. 8 on the overall disc chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The film, which stars Carey Mulligan as a young woman on a mission of revenge after her bright prospects for the future were derailed by a mysterious event, has earned $5.8 million at the domestic box office and $10.9 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film among the eight Best Picture Oscar nominees in the pandemic-hampered release year. Promising Young Woman had 60% of its total sales come from the Blu-ray format.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller was Mill Creek Entertainment’s new Steelbook edition of the 1986 BMX racing movie Rad starring Bill Allen, Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire and Ray Walston.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended March 21 had The Croods: A New Age at No. 1 for a second consecutive week, and the third time in four weeks since it arrived on disc.

Promising Young Woman — debuted as the No. 2 rental, pushing Monster Hunter to No. 3.

The Redbox-exclusive actioner SAS: Red Notice landed at No. 4, followed by STX Films’ Greenland, distributed by Universal, at No. 5.

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ Spends Third Week Atop Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures’ The Croods: A New Age continued its reign over the home video charts the week ended March 13. For the third consecutive week, the DreamWorks Animation sequel topped 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.

In fact, four the five top disc sellers carried over from the previous week. No. 2 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ video game adaptation Monster Hunter, followed at No. 3 by the “Croods” two-film collection. No. 5 on both charts was STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

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The week’s top newcomer, at No. 4, was Lionsgate’s Vanguard, a Chinese actioner starring Jackie Chan as the CEO of a security firm tasked with protecting a corrupt businessman who rats out his partner in an arms deal. Vanguard had 48% of its sales come from the Blu-ray Disc format.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 14 had The Croods: A New Age return to the top spot it held two weeks earlier before dropping to No. 2 a week ago.

The intervening top rental, Monster Hunter, slipped to No. 2.

Quiver Entertainment’s Crisis, which is available on disc exclusively as a Redbox rental until April 20, climbed five spots to No. 3, pushing Lionsgate’s Fatale to No. 4, and Greenland to No. 5.

Vanguard debuted as the No. 6 rental.

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ Tops February Disc Sales, Jumps to No. 1 for 2021

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for February 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The DreamWorks Animation sequel was released on disc Feb. 23 and led the weekly disc sales chart the final week of the month, drawing enough sales to clinch not only the month but also move into the top spot for the year so far. The two-film “Croods” collection was the month’s No. 8 seller.

The No. 2 seller for February and the year-to-date is STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures. Released on disc Feb. 9, Greenland topped weekly sales the weeks ended Feb. 13 and 20.

The No. 3 February seller was another Universal release, Let Him Go, released on disc Feb. 2. It was the top weekly seller the first week of the month.

The horror/comedy hybrid Freaky gave Universal the top four titles for the month of February.

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Warner Bros. had the next three sellers, with 2017’s Justice League at No. 5 as superhero fans prepare for Zack Snyder’s four-hour director’s cut coming to HBO Max March 18.

No. 6 was The Meg and No. 7 was The Mule, both from 2018. The eight-film “Harry Potter” collection at No. 10 gave Warner four spots on the monthly top 10.

The only title in the top 10 not from Universal or Warner was Disney’s Mulan remake at No. 9.

The No. 1 seller in January, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tenet, dropped to No. 3 for the year to date.

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According to NPD, the February 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Greenland (Universal/STX)
  3. Let Him Go (Universal)
  4. Freaky (Universal)
  5. Justice League (Warner)
  6. The Meg (Warner)
  7. The Mule (Warner)
  8. The Croods 2-Movie Collection (Universal/DreamWorks)
  9. Mulan (2020)(Disney)
  10. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through February 2021):

  1. The Croods: A New Age (Universal/DreamWorks)
  2. Greenland (Universal/STX)
  3. Tenet (Warner)
  4. Love and Monsters (Paramount)
  5. Justice League (Warner)
  6. The Meg (Warner)
  7. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  8. Top Gun (Paramount)
  9. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  10. The Mule (Warner)

 

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‘Croods’ Again Top Disc Seller; ‘Monster Hunter’ Debuts at No. 2

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age 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 chart the week ended March 6.

The two-movie “Croods” collection slipped from the second spot to No. 3 in its second week.

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 2 on both charts, was Sony Pictures’ Monster Hunter. The video game adaptation stars Milla Jovovich as the leader of a military squad that gets caught in sandstorm that transports them to a strange world ruled by powerful creatures they must fight to survive. It earned $14.4 million at the domestic box office.

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Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s Fatale, landed at No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. The psychological thriller stars Michael Ealy as a sports agent who gets entangled in the murder investigation of a police detective (Hilary Swank) with whom he had a one-night stand. It earned $6.3 millon from U.S. theaters.

Rounding out the top five on both charts was STX Films’ Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures. It was No. 5 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 64% of total Monster Hunter unit sales; the 4K Ultra HD version comprised 22% of its total. For Fatale, Blu-ray comprised 43% of its total.

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Monster Hunter did manage to top the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended March 7, pushing The Croods: A New Age to No. 2.

Fatale debuted as the No. 3 rental, followed at No. 4 by Greenland and No. 5 by Universal’s Freaky.

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age 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 Feb. 27.

The computer-animated sequel to 2013’s The Croods has earned $52.6 million at the domestic box office. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Dinklage, and deals with the caveman Crood family encountering the more civilized Bettermans.

Produced by DreamWorks Animation, The Croods: A New Age proved popular enough with audiences that a two-pack of both “Croods” movies was No. 2 on both charts for the week.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of total A New Age unit sales, and 45% for the two-pack. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (which is also included in the Blu-ray tally) on its own accounted for 5% of A New Age sales, while its rare 3D Blu-ray edition comprised 0.3%.

The top disc seller the previous two weeks, STX Films’ Greenland, a disaster movie distributed by Universal Pictures, slipped to No. 3, selling about 9% as many copies in its third week as newcomer A New Age did in its first (when accounting for the “Croods” tw0-pack, Greenland sold about 7.5% as many copies). The film stars Gerard Butler as a man trying to get his family to a military shelter after comets threaten life on Earth.

No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s newly released Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob, which was a DVD-only disc release. The latest direct-to-video animated “Scooby-Doo!” adventure finds the Mystery Inc. gang transported to Camelot during the Middle Ages, where they meet King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. When an evil sorceress tries to seize power, King Arthur turns to the super-sleuth team for help to save his throne.

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Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s reboot of Wrong Turn, debuted at No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The new version, in which a group of friends hiking the Appalachian Trail wander off course and enter the land of the deadly mountain dwellers of The Foudnation, stars Charlotte Vega, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Matthew Modine and Bill Sage.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Disney’s live-action Mulan remake, which was No. 9 overall.

Warner Archive made its presence felt on the top 20 Blu-ray chart, with its new HD edition of the 1990 Christian Slater coming-of-age drama Pump Up the Volume arriving at No. 18.

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The Croods: A New Age also topped the Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 28, pushing Greenland to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot.

Universal’s Freaky held the No. 3 spot for a third week, while Wrong Turn debuted at No. 4, and Universal’s Let Him Go dropped three spots to No. 5.

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‘Greenland’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Second Week

STX Film’s Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, remained 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 Feb. 20.

The low-key sci-fi drama stars Gerard Butler as a man trying to get his family to a military shelter when comets start hitting the Earth, threatening all life on the surface of the planet. Like most films in 2020, its theatrical plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. It debuted domestically on VOD in December.

Holding steady at No. 2 on both charts was another Universal Pictures release, the horror/comedy hybrid Freaky, which stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) when he stabs her with a magical dagger. It sold about one-third as many discs as Greenland.

The No. 3 overall seller was Warner’s Justice League, as fans revisit the theatrical version of the film in the lead-up to the four-hour director’s cut by Zack Snyder debuting on HBO Max March 18. Oddly, Blu-ray accounted for just 6% of Justice League sales, indicating it was likely a discounted impulse buy for a lot of shoppers.

The previous week’s third-place seller, Universal’s Let Him Go, slipped to No. 9 on the overall disc chart and No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The week’s top newcomer, at No. 6 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s The Informer, about an ex-convict who takes an undercover assignment to return to prison to infiltrate the mob. It earned about $300,000 at the domestic box office after being delayed for several years due to financial problems with the various distributors that passed it around.

The South Korean actioner The Swordsman, distributed by Well Go USA, debuted at No. 13 on the overall disc chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. It saw Blu-ray account for 70% of its total unit sales.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 21 also had Greenland at No. 1 again, while Let Him Go at No. 2 and Freaky at No. 3 also remained in their respective positions.

Universal’s Horizon Line debuted at No. 4, while No.5 was Vertical Entertainment’s Shadow in the Cloud, a Redbox-exclusive disc.

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‘Greenland’ Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

STX Film’s Greenland, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 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 Feb. 13.

The low-key sci-fi drama stars Gerard Butler as a man trying to get his family to a military shelter when comets start hitting the Earth, threatening all life on the surface of the planet. Like most films in 2020, its theatrical plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. It debuted domestically on VOD in December.

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No. 2 on both charts was another newcomer from Universal Pictures, the horror/comedy hybrid Freaky, which stars Vince Vaughn as a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl (Kathryn Newton) when he stabs her with a magical dagger. It earned $9 million at the domestic box office. It sold 40% as many disc copies as Greenland.

The previous week’s top selling-disc, Universal’s Let Him Go, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

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The No. 4 selling disc overall, though primarily in its DVD format (with just 3% sales on Blu-ray) was Warner’s Justice League, as fans prepare for Zack Snyder’s four-hour director’s cut of the 2017 superhero actioner March 18 on HBO Max.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 50% of Greenland sales and 51% of Freaky.

The Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 14 also had Greenland at No. 1, pushing Let Him Go to No. 2. Freaky debuted at the No. 3 rental.

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‘Tenet’ Leads Disc Sales in January

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tenet rolled into January the same way it finished out December — as the month’s top-selling disc.

The latest thriller from director Christopher Nolan was No. 1 on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for January 2021 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service. Tenet had spent two weeks during the month — the weeks ended Jan. 16 ans 23 — as the top-selling weekly disc, after topping the weekly chart three weeks in December.

Th month’s No. 2 seller was the movie that topped the weekly chart the first full week of 2021 — Paramount’s Love and Monsters, a post-apocalyptic romp about a man searching for his girlfriend in a world overrun by monsters.

The latest Liam Neeson actioner, Universal Pictures’ Honest Thief, released on disc the last week of 2020, was January’s No. 3 seller.

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Paramount’s Yellowstone: Season 3 remained on the monthly top 10, taking No. 4 for January, down a spot from December.

Rounding out the month’s top five was a catalog title, Paramount’s Top Gun — the 1986 action classic about jet fighter pilots that has a sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, slated for this summer.

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According to NPD, the January 2021 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Tenet (Warner)
  2. Love and Monsters (Paramount)
  3. Honest Thief (Universal)
  4. Yellowstone: Season 3 (Paramount)
  5. Top Gun (Paramount)
  6. Justice League (Warner)
  7. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  8. The Meg (Warner)
  9. Mulan (2020)(Disney)
  10. Beetlejuice (20th Century)

 

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