‘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’ 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)

 

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Tops Overall Disc Sales; Oppenheimer No. 1 on Blu-ray Chart

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Five Nights at Freddy’s debuted at No. 1 on the Circana VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Dec. 16.

Based on the video game series of the same name, the horror film follows a security guard working at a haunted theme restaurant. It earned $137 million at the domestic box office.

On the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, however, Five Nights was edged out by Universal’s Oppenheimer, which also topped the 4K disc chart in its fourth week. The Christopher Nolan-directed biopic of J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, remained No. 2 on the overall sales chart, registering about 92% of unit sales as the new top seller.

Five Nights saw 63% of its total unit sales come from HD formats, with 51% from regular Blu-ray and 12% from 4K. That put it No. 7 on the 4K chart.

Oppenheimer in its fourth week had 71% of its total sales from HD formats, with 35% from regular Blu-ray and 36% from 4K disc.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, dropped to No. 3 on the overall sales chart, No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 6 on the 4K chart.

No. 4 overall was another newcomer, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The animated “TMNT” movie was No. 3 on the Blu-ray and 4K charts, with 66% of its total sales coming from HD formats (34% regular Blu-ray, 32% 4K).

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Rounding out the top five overall sellers was Warner’s Barbie, which was No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 10 on the 4K chart.

Among the week’s other newcomers, Paramount’s animated sequel Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie debuted at No. 6 overall (No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart with 29% Blu-ray sales); Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ sci-fi thriller The Creator was No. 9 overall (No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 5 on the 4K chart (69% HD sales with 33% regular Blu-ray and 36% 4K); and Shout! Studios’ Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was No. 20 overall, No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 14 on the 4K chart (59% HD sales with 34% regular Blu-ray and 25% 4K).

Disney’s two Blu-ray Steelbook releases for the “Star Wars” series “The Mandalorian” also landed in the top 20, with season one at No. 7 and season two at No. 10. The first season was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 2 on the 4K chart, with 50% of its sales coming specifically from the 4K version. The second season was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 4 on the 4K chart, with 53% of its sales coming specifically from the 4K version.

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Also during the week, last year’s Oscar winner for best animated feature, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, landed on disc from the Criterion Collection and debuted at No. 41 overall. It had 84% of its total unit sales come from HD formats, with 62% from 4K disc and 22% from regular Blu-ray, making it No. 21 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 11 on the 4K chart.

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‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Discovers Top Spot on Disc Sales Charts

Disney-owned Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 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 sales chart the week ended Dec. 9.

The adventure film, the fifth in the “Indiana Jones” series and the first to be distributed by Disney, earned $174 million at the domestic box office over the summer but was considered a financial disappointment due to its high budget. The film was released through digital retail channels Aug. 29, more than three months prior to its arrival on disc, and was made available for streaming on Disney+ at the beginning of December.

HD Formats accounted for 57% of first-week Dial of Destiny sales, with 35% from regular Blu-ray and 22% from 4K Ultra HD.

The top seller the previous two weeks, Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, slipped to No. 2 on both the overall and Blu-ray charts in its third week, selling about 59% as many copies as the new top seller. However, with 38% of its sales reportedly coming from its 4K version (compared with 32% for regular Blu-ray), the Christopher Nolan-directed biopic of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer came out on top on the dedicated 4K chart, surpassing Dial of Destiny in Ultra HD sales by less than 1%.

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Warner’s Barbie remained at No. 3 on the overall disc chart, while dropping two spots to No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart. Lionsgate’s The Expendables 4 was No. 4 on both charts, down two spots from the previous week. Holding onto the No. 5 overall spot was Universal’s 2018 animated movie The Grinch, which was No. 16 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 3  Blu-ray seller (and No. 3 on the 4K chart) was James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar-winning blockbuster Titanic, newly released on 4K Ultra HD disc by Paramount Home Entertainment. The re-release pushed it back up the overall disc sales chart to No. 8, with 95% of its total unit sales coming from the new 4K edition.

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The only other newcomer in the top 10 was Paramount’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — Season Two, which debuted at No. 7 overall, No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart and No. 8 on the 4K chart.

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