‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops 2018 Disc Sales; ‘Venom’ Leads in December

Walt Disney Studios finished 2018 with six titles on the top 10 list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales for the full year according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The top seller was Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which became the year’s top seller in November, displacing Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which finished the year at No. 2. Another Disney release, Marvel’s Black Panther, was No. 3 for the year.

The top 10 list for the full year was unchanged from what had been tracked at the end of the previous month, with the exception of Disney’s Incredibles 2, an early November home video release, taking over the No. 9 spot, and Warner’s Justice League dropping off the list.

Other Disney titles in the top 10 were Coco at No. 6 and Thor: Ragnarok at No. 7.

For December, Sony Pictures’ Venom was the month’s top seller. The comic book movie was released on disc in the middle of the month and jumped to the No. 1 spot on the weekly sales list, where it remained for four straight weeks.

The month’s No. 2 title was Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout, followed at No. 3 by Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer 2.

Incredibles 2 carried over its popularity into December, landing at No. 4.

Three more December disc releases cracked the month’s top 10, with Warner’s Smallfoot debuting at No. 6, Universal’s The House With a Clock in Its Walls at No. 6 and Fox’s The Predator at No. 7.

Two Christmas catalog titles, Warner’s Elf and Christmas Vacation, were the No. 8 and No. 9 sellers in the month, respectively.

According to NPD, the December 2018 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Venom (Sony Pictures)
  2. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Paramount)
  3. The Equalizer 2 (Sony Pictures)
  4. Incredibles 2 (Disney)
  5. Smallfoot (Warner)
  6. The House With a Clock in Its Walls (Universal)
  7. The Predator (Fox)
  8. Elf (Warner)
  9. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Warner)
  10. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)

 

2018 Top 10:

 

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
  3. Black Panther (Disney)
  4. The Greatest Showman (Fox)
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures)
  6. Coco (Disney)
  7. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney)
  8. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  9. Incredibles 2 (Disney)
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)

 

‘Incredibles 2’ Tops November Sales; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Takes Over as Year’s No. 1 Title

Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Comes Home in February

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the animated film Ralph Breaks the Internet digitally Feb. 12, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Feb. 26.

The sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson and Alan Tudyk.

The story involves video game characters Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Silverman) traveling from the arcade to the Internet on a quest for a part to save Vanellope’s Sugar Rush game. The film features several pop culture cameos, including a scene featuring all of the Disney Princesses.

The film has earned more than $190 million at the domestic box office and $435 million worldwide.

The DVD, Blu-ray and digital editions will include the music videos for “Zero” by Imagine Dragons and “In This Place” by Julia Michaels.

The Blu-ray and digital versions will also include deleted scenes, the behind-the-scenes featurette “How We Broke the Internet,” a “Surfing for Easter Eaggs” featurette about hidden references in the movie, the featurette “The Music of Ralph Breaks the Internet” and a “BuzzzTube Cats” compilation.

The digital edition, which can also be accessed through the redemption code included with the film’s Blu-ray combo packs, will come with the exclusive featurette “Baby Drivers: Slaughter Racing School,” a look at the film’s artists learning how to drive race cars.

Digital bonus materials will vary by retailer.

Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’ Comes Home Jan. 29

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and digital Jan. 29.

Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and the ballet The Nutcracker, the film tells the story of 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy), who travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

Blu-ray extras include Bonus features include: “On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland,” in which the actress discusses playing The Ballerina Princess; “Unwrapping The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” a look at the production design, sets and costumes; five deleted scenes; and music videos for “Fall on Me” by Andrea Bocelli featuring Matteo Bocelli, and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” performed by Lang Lang.

Another featurette “Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” will be available exclusively with the digital edition.

Digital bonus materials may vary by retailer.

BASE: 2018 U.K. Home Entertainment Revenue Grew 10%

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) Jan. 3 reported that the home entertainment market grew by 10% in 2018 from 2017, bringing the total value of the category to £2.34 billion ($2.9 billion).

The trade group said 63% of consumers rent or stream film and TV content, while 37% choose to buy and own content either on disc or download.

Among transactional retail, 59% of consumer spending is still attributed to physical content with DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K UHD Blu-ray continuing to be a key drivers across the market.

The strength of new release movies, in particular, also drove performance in other areas, as evidenced by the performance of original soundtracks across the music category throughout 2018.

“The third consecutive year of growth in the video category underlines the fact that audiences remain engaged with a broad variety of home entertainment content and format options,” Liz Bales, CEO of BASE, said in a statement. “This serves as a testament to the innovation and energy that continue to drive the home entertainment category even as the high streetretail environment presents clear challenges in some areas.”

BASE said the growth of digital transactional surpassed all expectations in 2018, reaching a total market value of £400 million ($503 million), and electronic sellthrough (EST) up 36%.

The Greatest Showman (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment) topped digital sales with more than 770,000 copies sold since the April release date. Other top-selling titles included titles Avengers: Infinity War (Disney), selling near 400,000 copies, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) both selling in excess of 270,000 digital copies each.

Overall, The Greatest Showman sold more than 2.68 million units, more than double the sales of the nearest competitor, with 72% of sales coming from physical formats.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) ended the year in second place with 86% of (1.12 million unit sales) coming from disc.

The top-10 film franchises grew their market share 17% compared to 2017. Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther sold more than 2.5 million units combined. Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sold more than 800,000 copies across physical and digital formats.

Paddington 2 (Studiocanal)and Peter Rabbit (Sony) ended 2018 ranked fifth and sixth, respectively, in sales. More than 74% of consumers bought Paddington 2 on DVD, helping Britain’s favorite marmalade-munching bear to reach number three in the standalone DVD sales chart.

Peter Rabbitwas the top children’s animated title with sales of 900,000 units across all formats. Disney’s Incredibles 2 finished second after a late November release, ahead of Coco and 2017 hit Moana at fourth. In CGI animation, StudioCanal’s Early Man proved that Aardman Animation still delights, and that stop-motion photography is not too old-school among consumers.

Among TV shows on disc, Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group) sold more than 160,000 units to top the disc chart.

Both seasons of Netflix’s The Crown (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) finished among the top-five TV titles of the year, with season two selling more than 90,000 units and season one selling 81,000 units.

Universal Pictures ended the year as the No. 1 studio in U.K. retail with 18.4% market share in disc, and 20.1% when adding digital. BASE attributed Universal success to a diverse release slate, in addition to a distribution deal with Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Animation’s  back catalog.

Key successes included Darkest Hour, royal drama Victoria and Abdul, and horror hit, A Quiet Place. Franchise properties also performed well for the studio, with much-anticipated sequels like Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Tom Cruise’s sixth outing in Mission: Impossible  Fallout (Paramount Pictures, distributed by Universal), and the final chapter for Mr. and Mrs. Grey in Fifty Shades Freed all performing strongly for the home entertainment studio.

Disney led the Blu-ray market with more than 24% volume share and 26% value share due to the performance of the studio’s continuing franchises. Disney also topped the 4K UHD chart, with half of the top 10 best-selling Ultra HD discs sold in 2018 belonging to either the Marvel or Star Wars franchises – with Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Last Jedi taking first and second place respectively.

In packaged media, Blu-ray accounted for 24.3% of disc market valueunderscored by 5.3% increase in average unit selling price – attesting to the fact that consumers are willing to invest more in a high-quality home entertainment experience.

Within the Blu-ray market, 4K UHD keeps growing, with more than 330 titles currently available on the super high-definition format and 4K disc sales now representing 13% of total Blu-ray spend.

Top-selling 4K titles included Blade Runner 2049 (Sony), with 27% of Blu-ray value generated by 4K sales and Ready Player One (Warner) at 20.2%Other top sellers included Deadpool 2 (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment), Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and The Greatest Showman, coming in at number six in the UHD chart.

“Today’s customers enjoy a multitude of options when it comes to keeping themselves entertained and clearly continue to find a huge amount of relevance in the video category which, more flexibly than ever before, caters to every need; whether that is watching on the go, building a digital library or securing the absolute best viewing experience premium formats now guarantee,” said Bales. “We face into the New Year with a clear desire to build on successes but also to ensure that the degree of choice available remains one of the category’s great strengths.”

 

‘Incredibles 2’ Tops November Sales; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Takes Over as Year’s No. 1 Title

Walt Disney Studios’ Incredibles 2 topped the list of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units sold in November 2018 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The latest hit from the Pixar Animation Studio topped the weekly sales chart three of the first four weeks after its Nov. 6 disc debut. Incredibles 2 earned $608.6 million at the domestic box office and marked the sixth time in 2018 that a Disney-owned film topped the monthly chart.

The month’s No. 2 title was 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2, an August home video release that jumped back up due to strong sales during the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping period, when it briefly replaced Incredibles 2 as a top weekly seller.

Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3 slipped a spot to No. 3 for the month, with Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at No. 4 and Fox’s The Greatest Showman at No. 5.

Newcomer The Meg, the giant-shark movie from Warner Bros. debuted at No. 7.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at No. 8 gave Sony two films in the top 10, while Fox finished the month with three, as family favorite Home Alone slipped into the No. 10 spot.

Disney also ended up with three movies in the top 10, as its Christopher Robin bowed at No. 6, and the stalwart Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War came in at No. 9.

The sustained popularity of the third “Avengers” movie has not only built up huge anticipation for next year’s follow-up, as evidenced by the online fervor over the recent Avengers: Endgame trailer, but it also helped shuffle the list of top 10 sellers for 2018 as a whole.

The titles in the top 10 remained the same as the previous month, but Avengers: Infinity War took over the top spot after three months on shelves, displacing Star Wars: The Last Jedi from the perch it had been clinging to most of the year.

The Last Jedi, also from Disney, was released on disc at the end of March and took over the year’s top spot by the end of April. Its strong early sales helped it hold the top spot for seven months, holding off a surge Black Panther, another Marvel effort that is now the year’s No. 3 selling disc (though it also could end up passing Last Jedi by the end of the Christmas season).

In addition, Greatest Showman moved up to the No. 4 position for the year, breaking the lock that Disney had on the year’s top five. Likewise, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took over the No. 5 spot.

Disney’s Coco slipped one spot to No. 6, while Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok dropped three slots to No. 7, having been overtaken by its Pixar cousin.

Deadpool 2 moved up to No. 8, moving past Warner’s Justice League, which now sits at No. 9 for the year.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained No. 10 for the year.

According to NPD, the November 2018 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Incredibles 2 (Disney)
  2. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  3. Hotel Transylvania 3 (Sony Pictures)
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  5. The Greatest Showman (Fox)
  6. The Meg (Warner)
  7. Christopher Robin (Disney)
  8. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures)
  9. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  10. Home Alone (Fox)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through November 2018):

 

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
  3. Black Panther (Disney)
  4. The Greatest Showman (Fox)
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures)
  6. Coco (Disney)
  7. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney)
  8. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  9. Justice League (Warner)
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)

 

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Grows Into Top October Seller

‘Incredibles 2’ Jumps Back Into Top Disc Sales Spot

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Incredibles 2 returned to 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 Dec. 1.

That marks the third time the sequel from the Pixar animation studio has topped the charts since its debut. It slipped to No. 3 in its third week, but that coincided with post-Thanksgiving period dominated by deep-discount retail sales that usually skew the charts with surges from older titles. So it’s entirely possible Incredibles 2 could have been the top title for four straight weeks if the run hadn’t been interrupted by special circumstances.

The No. 2 title on both charts was another superhero sequel, 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2, which had topped the charts the week before.

Warner’s The Meg swam back to No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

No. 4 overall, in its second week, was Warner’s Crazy Rich Asians, which was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart. The comedy debuted a week earlier at No. 36, another result of the effect Black Friday has on the charts.

Holding onto the No. 5 spot was Fox’s The Greatest Showman, which slipped to No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart.

Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War was No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, followed by  Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3 at No. 5.

Studios offered a modest new-release slate the week after Thanksgiving, and as a result no new titles debuted among the top 50 sellers for the week.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 2, Crazy Rich Asians held onto the top spot for a second week, with The Meg holding onto No. 2.

Sony Pictures’ Searching, the most notable new release of the week, debuted at No. 3.

Universal’s Mile 22 came in as the No. 4 rental, followed by Incredibles 2 at No. 5.

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‘Incredibles 2’ Holds Off ‘The Meg’ to Repeat as Top Disc Seller

Five new releases cracked the top 10 the week ended Nov. 17, but none could unseat Walt Disney Studios’ Incredibles 2 from the top spot on the home video sales charts.

The Pixar Animation Studios superhero sequel spent a second consecutive week 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.

Warner’s The Meg led the newcomers with a No. 2 debut on both charts, selling 76% as many copies in its first week as Incredibles 2 did in its second (and 55% as many Blu-rays). The giant-shark thriller earned $143 million at the domestic box office.

STX Entertainment’s Mile 22, an actioner distributed by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, debuted at No. 3 on both charts after a $36 million domestic box office haul.

Dropping to No. 4 on both charts was another Disney title, Christopher Robin.

Another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ historical adventure Alpha, debuted at No. 5 on the overall chart and at No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

The No. 5 Blu-ray was Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, a Blu-ray-only release of the 2017 “Frozen” spinoff short (previously released digitally) paired with six vintage ice-themed Disney cartoons.

Another Disney movie, Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp, was No. 6 on both charts.

The other new release to debut in the top 10 was Paramount’s DVD and Blu-ray release of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery — Season One, which was No. 7 on both charts.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 50% of The Meg unit sales, 49% for Mile 22, 36% for Alpha and 56% for Star Trek: Discovery.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 18, The Meg debuted at No. 1, with Mile 22 at No. 2.

Incredibles 2 slipped to No. 3, with Alpha at No. 4 and Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me at No. 5.

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Disney Expands Home Video Market Dominance in 2018

Despite generating four of the top-selling DVD/Blu-ray Disc titles in 2017 – including Top 3: Moana, Beauty and the Beast and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story –  Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment upped its game in 2018.

The studio is primed to end the year with six titles in the Top 10, including Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Coco in the top three with combined disc sales of exceeding $243 million, according to The-Numbers.com.

The home entertainment studio ended the fiscal year (ended Sept. 29) with $1.75 billion in revenue – down 3% from revenue of almost $1.8 billion during the previous-year period.

Revenue reflected a 5% decrease from lower unit sales, partially offset by an increase of 3% from higher average net effective pricing. Lower unit sales were driven by the success of Moana and Finding Dory in the prior-year period compared to Coco and Cars 3 in the current year.

These decreases were partially offset by the release of three Marvel titles and two Lucasfilm titles (The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story) in the current year compared to two Marvel titles and one Lucasfilm title (Rogue One) in the prior year. The increase in average net effective pricing was due to higher rates and a higher sales mix of Blu-ray discs, partially offset by a lower mix of new release titles.

Through the end of the fiscal year, the studio had about 1,500 produced and acquired titles, including 1,100 live-action titles and 400 animated titles, in domestic retail channels, according to a Nov. 21 regulatory filing. Disney had approximately 1,600 produced and acquired titles, including 1,100 live-action titles and 500 animated titles, in the international marketplace.

 

 

 

 

 

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Grows Into Top October Seller

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp was the top seller in terms of combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc units sold in October 2018 according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was one of five titles distributed by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment in the top 10.

Perennial Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus was No. 3, the spot where it camped out on the weekly charts most of the month. Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story was the month’s No. 6 seller, after debuting in the last week of September. The Nightmare Before Christmas was No. 8 and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was No. 9.

In fact, only three studios cracked the top 10, with Universal Pictures taking three spots: Skyscraper at No. 4, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at No. 5, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom slipped to No. 7 after topping the September chart.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment had the other two top 10 titles, with Hotel Transylvania 3 at No. 3 and Sicario: Day of the Soldado at No. 10.

For the year through October, the top 10 remained unchanged, with Disney continuing to hold the top five spots, led again by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which has been NPD’s top title of the year since April.

According to NPD, the October 2018 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Ant-Man and The Wasp (Disney)
  2. Hotel Transylvania 3 (Sony Pictures)
  3. Hocus Pocus (Disney)
  4. Skyscraper (Universal)
  5. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal)
  6. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)
  7. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)
  8. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Disney)
  9. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  10. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Sony Pictures)

 

Year-to-date Top 10 (through October 2018):

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
  2. Black Panther (Disney)
  3. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  4. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney)
  5. Coco (Disney)
  6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures)
  7. The Greatest Showman (Fox)
  8. Justice League (Warner)
  9. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Universal)

 

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Reigned in September

‘Incredibles 2’ Is Super on Home Video Charts

Walt Disney Studios’ Incredibles 2 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 chart the week ended Nov. 10.

The animated superhero film is a sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles and the latest blockbuster from the Pixar Animation Studio. Incredibles 2 became the all-time top animated movie at the domestic box office with a $608 million haul, and the No. 2 animated movie worldwide all-time with $1.2 billion.

Another Disney title, Christopher Robin, bowed at No. 2 on both charts. The live-action take on “Winnie the Pooh” featuring a grown-up version of the bear’s childhood friend earned $99 million at the domestic box office. Christopher Robin sold 26% as many copies as Incredibles 2.

A third Disney-owned movie, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp, dipped to No. 3 on both charts in its fourth week.

Universal Pictures’ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which topped the overall disc sales chart the previous two weeks, dropped to No. 4 on both charts.

Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3 took No. 5 on the overall sales chart, while Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Disney’s Hocus Pocus, which had been entrenched in the No. 3 spot for more than a month, dropped to No. 12 now that Halloween has passed. Now Christmas titles are starting to re-appear with that holiday just around the corner, such as Warner’s The Polar Express re-entering the charts at No. 17. And Warner’s animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas climbed to No. 19, thanks to a recent re-issue of the 1966 special on DVD and Blu-ray.

Netflix has released the second season of “Stranger Things” on disc available exclusively at Target stores, and it debuted at No. 15 on the overall chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The only retail configurations of Stranger Things 2 are a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray combo pack. The UHD version accounted for 23% of its total unit sales.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 79% of first-week Incredibles 2 unit sales, with 9% of its tally coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Christopher Robin had 71% of its first-week sales come from Blu-ray.

The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 11 also saw Incredibles 2 take the top position, pushing Lionsgate’s The Spy Who Dumped Me to No. 2.

Ant-Man and The Wasp was No. 3, followed by two movies from Universal Pictures — BlacKkKlansman at No. 4 and Skyscraper at No. 5.

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