‘Harry Potter’ Collection Leads U.S. Disc Sales

With the coronavirus pandemic having the duel effect of both limiting the depth of new home video releases and leading to fewer disc sales in general, TV DVD and catalog content have had a much easier time of late reaching the top spots on the national sales charts. The week ended Oct. 17 saw a “Harry Potter” boxed set take a turn in the top spot.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection, first released in 2011, was No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales in the United States, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. It had been No. 24 overall a week earlier.

In fact, almost the entire top 20 overall disc sales chart consisted of catalog and TV content, and the two new releases that did find a spot on it were reworkings of previously released material.

The No. 2 overall disc seller, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Disney’s Hocus Pocus, the perennial Halloween-season seller that had topped the charts the previous two weeks.

Another Disney Halloween favorite, the 1993 animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, came in at No. 3 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The week’s top debut was Shout! Factory’s new deluxe-edition boxed set of the 12 “Friday the 13th” movies, featuring new bonus materials and restorations of some of the films. It came in at No. 4 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. A boxed set of all the films was previously released in 2013 by Warner (which controls the most-recent four films in the franchise that were made by New Line Cinema; Paramount made the first seven).

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Universal’s The Office: The Complete Series, a DVD set that has been re-released several times since 2014.

The No. 2 Blu-ray Disc seller, and No. 7 overall, was another newcomer, Warner’s Batman: Death in the Family, a collection of DC Showcase animated shorts. The centerpiece of the new disc, Batman: Death in the Family, is an interactive feature that allows viewers to choose whether Robin is killed by the Joker, and to see which different paths the story could take after that. In many respects, however, the short is a reworking of the 2010 movie Batman: Under the Red Hood, with some new footage to provide a prequel to the movie and some alternate story possibilities.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 18, Lionsgate’s The Doorman, an actioner with Ruby Rose, debuted at No. 1 (for perspective, it was No. 55 its first week on the sales chart).

The Redbox-exclusive disc of Ava, which had been the top rental the previous two weeks, dropped back to No. 2, where it debuted a month earlier.

RLJE Films’ The Tax Collector was No. 3, followed by two titles from Lionsgate: The Silencing at No. 4 and The Secret: Dare to Dream.

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Tops September Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Still Top Seller of 2020

Disney’s Hocus Pocus was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for September 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The 1993 film about three Salem witches transported to modern times frequently finishes in the top five in the weeks leading up to Halloween, but this year received a boost from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition. It was the No. 2 seller in each of the last two weeks of September before moving into the top spot the first two weekly charts of October. It had been No. 171 on the monthly chart for August.

No. 2 for the month, moving up from No. 91, was Warner’s Beetlejuice, the spooky 1988 comedy from director Tim Burton, which also was recently re-released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Similarly, Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas moved up to No. 8.

The month’s top new release was Sony Pictures’ Outlander: Season Five, which debuted at No. 3. It was the top-selling title the week ended Oct. 19.

The top-selling title of August, Warner’s Scoob! slipped to No. 4 for the month of September.

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The No. 5 September seller was the animated movie Superman: Man of Tomorrow, from Warner.

The only other new release in the top 10 was Warner’s Rick and Morty: Season 4, which debuted at No. 6.

The year’s top 10 titles remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

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According to NPD, the September 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Hocus Pocus (Disney)
  2. Beetlejuice (Warner)
  3. Outlander: Season Five (Sony Pictures)
  4. Scoob! (Warner)
  5. Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Warner)
  6. Rick and Morty: Season 4 (Warner)
  7. The Mule (Warner)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
  9. Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection (Warner)
  10. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through September 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  7. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  10. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)

 

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Remains Country’s Top-Selling Disc for Second Week

Disney’s perennial Halloween best-seller Hocus Pocus spent a second-consecutive week atop 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 Oct. 10.

The 1993 film about three Salem witches transported to modern times frequently finishes in the top five during October.

Coming in at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Warner’s Beetlejuice. The creepy 1988 comedy from director Tim Burton is another catalog title getting a boost from the Halloween season. Likewise, Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas held onto the No. 4 spot, and jumped to No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart. And Warner’s It: Chapter One rose a spot to No. 5 on the overall disc chart.

The week’s top new release, at No. 3 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart, was Paramount’s Star Trek: Picard — Season One. The sci-fi series, a sequel to “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” was initially released on the CBS All Access streaming service in January before making its way to disc Oct. 6.

Another newcomer, RLJE Films’ The Tax Collector, debuted at No. 6 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The latest film from director David Ayer is a gritty drama about a pair of street thugs who collect protection money getting caught in the middle of a turf war.

Coming in at No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart (and No. 12 overall) was the newly released anime movie Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna from Shout! Factory.

Universal’s remake of The Secret Garden debuted at No. 7 on both charts.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of first-week Picard disc sales, compared with 52% for Tax Collector, 49% for Secret Garden, and 95% for Digimon.

A Best Buy-exclusive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook of Tax Collector accounted for 11% of the title’s total sales. The special 4K edition will be widely available Dec. 15.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 11, the Redbox-exclusive Ava remained No. 1 for a second week. Tax Collector debuted at No. 2, pushing Lionsgate’s The Silencing to No. 3.

Debuting as the No. 4 rental was Universal’s The 2nd, an actioner about an agent protecting the daughter of a Supreme Court justice from kidnappers.

Lionsgate’s The Secret: Dare to Dream dropped to No. 5.

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Conjures Up No. 1 Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Disney’s perennial Halloween best-seller Hocus Pocus jumped to the top 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 the week ended Oct. 3.

The 1993 film about three Salem witches transported to modern times frequently finishes in the top five during October, but this year received a boost from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition. It had been the No. 2 overall seller the previous week. The new 4K disc accounted for 8% of the title’s total unit sales, while the regular Blu-ray made up 19%, meaning Blu-ray accounted for 27% of total Hocus Pocus sales.

A sequel for streaming service Disney+ is reportedly in development.

The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s Rick and Morty: Season Four, slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

Another catalog title with a recent 4K release, Warner’s Beetlejuice, was No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The spooky comedy took its on turn in the top spot a few weeks ago.

Continuing the trend of Halloween catalog popping into the top 20, the No. 4 overall title was Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was No. 20 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Other October favorites and frightfests making their way onto the chart included No. 5 It: Chapter Two, from Warner, Disney’s Halloweentown/Halloweentown II double feature at No. 7, the 1978 Halloween from Lionsate at No. 9, the 2018 Halloween from Universal at No. 10, Universal’s 2019 animated The Addams Family at No. 15, and Warner’s The Curse of La Llorona at No. 19.

Of note, the 1978 Halloween was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, while 45% of its overall units sales were of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Best Buy released an exclusive 4K Steelbook of the horror classic Sept. 29.

Rounding out the top five overall was Lionsgate’s The Secret: Dare to Dream, which was No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 3 Blu-ray seller was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which was No. 11 overall.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 4, the Redbox-exclusive Ava moved up a spot to No. 1. Lionsgate’s The Silencing debuted at No. 2.

The previous week’s top rental, The Secret: Dare to Dream, dropped to No. 3.

Shout! Factory’s True Story of the Kelly Gang entered the rental chart at No. 4, while Universal’s Welcome to Sudden Death was No. 5.

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‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 Tops Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Rick and Morty: Season 4 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. 26.

This marks the first time a season of the popular sci-fi cartoon from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim animation block has topped the disc sales chart.

Following Sony Pictures’ Outlander: Season Five topping the chart the previous week, it also marks the very rare occurrence of the sales charts being topped for two weeks in a row by TV on disc titles.

The “Outlander” season slipped to No. 6 on the overall disc chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 2 on the overall disc chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, was Disney’s perennial Halloween seller Hocus Pocus. It sold 88% as many copies as “Rick and Morty.”

The top new-release movie on the chart was Lionsgate’s The Secret: Dare to Dream, at No. 3 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The No. 2 Blu-ray was Warner’s Full Metal Jacket, fueled by a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc edition. The 1987 war movie directed by Stanley Kubrick was No. 13 on the overall disc sales chart.

In fact, the 4K Ultra HD disc accounted for 88% of all Full Metal Jacket unit sales for the week.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 60% of first-week Rick and Morty: Season 4 unit sales and 34% of The Secret: Dare to Dream unit sales.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 27, The Secret: Dare to Dream debuted at No. 1, followed by the Redbox-exclusive Ava at No. 2.

Universal’s Irresistible dropped to No. 3 after three weeks in the top spot.

Lionsgate’s Rogue took No. 4, followed by newcomer Most Wanted, from Paramount, at No. 5.

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Disc Sales Charts Led by Season 5 of ‘Outlander’

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Outlander: Season Five 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. 19.

The popular Starz series stars stars Caitriona Balfe as a World War II nurse who finds herself transported back in time to the 18th century.

Disney’s Hocus Pocus jumped up to No. 2, from No. 18 the previous week. The perennial Halloween-season seller got a bit of a boost from a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition, which comprised 18% of the title’s total unit sales. It was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

Warner’s Beetlejuice, which topped the charts a few weeks earlier after the release of its own 4K disc, was No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

New release Weathering With You, an anime movie distributed in America by Shout! Factory, debuted at No. 4 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The previous week’s top seller, Warner’s direct-to-video animated movie Superman: Man of Tomorrow, slipped to No. 5 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Lionsgate’s new Vestron collector’s edition of David Cronenberg’s 1975 horror movie Shivers. Similarly, Lionsgate’s Vestron Blu-ray of the 1989 comedy Little Monsters was the No. 6 Blu-ray.

Warner’s Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 13 but is available for sale early at Walmart, was No. 14 overall. The Blu-ray version comprised 29% of its Walmart sales.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 20 had at No. 1 for the third straight week the Universal political comedy Irresistible, which on the disc sales chart has never cracked the top 50.

Lionsgate’s Rogue moved up to No. 2, swapping with Universal’s The King of Staten Island, which dropped to No. 3.

Redbox’s Hard Kill climbed a spot to No. 4, and Warner’s Scoob! moved up to No. 5.

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‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ Flies to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Superman: Man of Tomorrow debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Sept. 12.

The direct-to-video animated movie tells the story of Superman’s early days in Metropolis. All disc copies of the film were on Blu-ray: either a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack or a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. The 4K version accounted for 13% of the title’s total unit sales.

No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart was another newcomer, the Western True Story of the Kelly Gang, from Shout! Factory. It was No. 5 on the Blu-ray Chart, with 41% of its total unit sales coming from the Blu-ray Disc format.

The No. 3 overall seller, moving up seven spots from the previous week, was the Clint Eastwood movie The Mule, from Warner.

No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s eight-film “Harry Potter” collection, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour slipped to No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 12 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The No. 2 Blu-ray Disc seller was the 25th anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray re-release of the anime film Ghost in the Shell, from Lionsgate.

The No. 3 Blu-ray Disc seller was a Steelbook Blu-ray collection called the Rob Zombie Trilogy, consisting of House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and 3 From Hell. The Steelbook was a Target exclusive.

The No. 4 Blu-ray was the previous week’s top seller on both charts, Warner’s Beetlejuice, which was No. 7 on the overall sales chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 13 had Universal’s Irresistible on top for the second straight week.

Universal’s The King of Staten Island moved up a spot to No. 2, while Lionsgate’s Rogue dropped a spot to No. 3.

Screen Media’s The Outpost held onto the No. 4 spot, while the Redbox-exclusive Hard Kill maintained the No. 5 spot.

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‘Scoob!’ Tops August Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

Warner’s Scoob! was No. 1 on the domestic top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for August 2020 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The animated film based on several Hanna-Barbera characters was shifted from a theatrical release to premium VOD in May in light of the coronavirus pandemic. It arrived on Blu-ray Disc and DVD July 21, and topped weekly disc sales four consecutive weeks upon its release, from the second half of July into the first half of August.

The top-selling title of July, Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour, slipped to No. 2 for the month of August. The DreamWorks Animation sequel spent two weeks atop the weekly disc sales charts the second half of August. It also had two weeks in the weekly top spot the beginning of July, prior to the release of Scoob!

The No. 3 August seller was the DVD-only release of Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue, a compilation of episodes from the Nickelodeon animated series from Paramount. “Paw Patrol” episodes on DVD are typically strong sellers, but the lack of other major new releases during the pandemic helped its relative position during the month.

The lack of big titles also explains the next four spots being catalog titles. No. 4 was Universal’s Jaws, No. 5 was Warner’s The Mule, and No. 6 was Universal’s Jurassic World. All three were in the monthly top 10 in July as well. They were joined in August at No. 7 by Universal’s Despicable Me 3.

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The year’s top eight titles remained unchanged from the previous month, led by Disney’s Frozen II, which has been the year’s best seller since February.

The only blip on the yearly top 10 as a result of August sales was that Trolls World Tour entered the chart at No. 9, moving Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate to No. 10. That pushed Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap out of the top 10 titles for the year.

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According to NPD, the August 2020 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Scoob! (Warner)
  2. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  3. Paw Patrol: Dino Rescue (Paramount/Nickelodeon)
  4. Jaws (Universal)
  5. The Mule (Warner)
  6. Jurassic World (Universal)
  7. Despicable Me 3 (Universal)
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)
  9. Deep Blue Sea 3 (Warner)
  10. 1917 (Universal)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through August 2020):

  1. Frozen II (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney/Lucasfilm)
  3. Joker (Warner)
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony Pictures)
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
  6. Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures)
  7. Midway (2019) (Lionsgate)
  8. 1917 (Universal)
  9. Trolls World Tour (Universal/DreamWorks)
  10. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount)

 

‘Trolls World Tour’ Tops July Disc Sales; ‘Frozen II’ Remains 2020’s Best-Seller

4K Re-release Pushes ‘Beetlejuice’ to Top of Disc Sales Charts

The latest wave of catalog DVD and Blu-ray promotions during the pandemic had home video shoppers saying “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.”

The 1988 Tim Burton-directed comedy Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton was re-released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Sept. 1 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and subsequently shot to No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Sept. 5.

Similarly, Warner’s new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of the 1985 family adventure The Goonies helped pushed that film to No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart, and No. 6 overall.

The 4K Ultra HD edition accounted for 65% of unit sales of The Goonies and 64% for Beetlejuice. However, Beetlejuice sold better in previously released formats as well, with 85% of its tally coming from any Blu-ray format, compared with 78% for The Goonies.

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Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour slipped to No. 2 on the overall disc chart after two weeks in the top spot. The DreamWorks Animation sequel had previously been the top title for two weeks upon its debut in early July. Trolls World Tour dropped to No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 3 on both charts went to Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, distributed by Disney. The 2018 superhero film quickly climbed up the charts (it was No. 48 overall a week earlier) as tributes poured in following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the film as the title hero. Similarly, Boseman’s 21 Bridges, from Universal, jumped to No. 7 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart (from No. 42 and No. 37, respectively, the previous week).

The week’s top newcomer, at No. 4 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart, was Lionsgate’s Rogue, a new-to-video thriller starring Megan Fox as a mercenary leading a mission to rescue hostages in Africa and having to contend not only with militant rebels but also a pack of lions.

The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s Scoob!, which dropped to No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 6, Universal’s Irresistible debuted at No. 1, despite the Jon Stewart-directed political satire not landing among the top 50 selling discs for the week.

Rogue debuted at No. 2, pushing the previous week’s top rental, Universal’s The King of Staten Island, to No. 3.

Rounding out the top five were Screen Media’s The Outpost at No. 4 and Redbox’s own Hard Kill at No. 5.

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‘Trolls,’ ‘Deathstroke’ Maintain Top Spots on Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour remained No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Aug. 29.

It marks the second week in a row in the top spot for the DreamWorks Animation sequel, and its fourth time at No. 1 in its eight weeks on shelves. Trolls World Tour spent two weeks as the top disc in July as well before Scoob! took over the top spot for four weeks.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, however, Trolls spent a second week at No. 2, barely edged out by the top title, Warner’s Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, which claimed the top Blu-ray spot for a second week as well.

The ‘R’-rated Deathstroke, a movie compiled from episodes of the CW Seed animated Web series of the same name, outsold Trolls on Blu-ray by less than half a percent. It fell to No. 13 on the overall disc sales chart; all copies of it were released as a Blu-ray combo pack, explaining its relatively higher placement on the Blu-ray-only chart.

No. 2 on the overall sellers list for a second week, and again No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart was Warner’s animated Scoob!, which as mentioned had been the top seller overall for four weeks before Trolls returned to the top spot.

Holding at No. 3 on the overall disc chart, but slipping to No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart, was Screen Media’s war film The Outpost.

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Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales charts were seasons one and two, in that order, of the Kevin Costner series “Yellowstone,” from Paramount. The third season of the series recently concluded on Paramount Network.

The week’s top new release, at No. 6 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was Universal Pictures’ The King of Staten Island, the latest comedy from Judd Apatow, starring and based on the life of Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live.”

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Aug. 30, The King of Staten Island debuted at No. 1, pushing The Outpost to No. 2.

A Redbox original action-thriller, Hard Kill, debuted at No. 3.

Scoob! slipped two spots to No. 4, and Universal’s You Should Have Left slipped to No. 5.

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