‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Shoots to Top of Disc Sales Charts

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Zombieland: Double Tap 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 Jan. 25.

The sequel to 2009’s post-apocalyptic comedy Zombieland earned $73.1 million at the domestic box office, about the same as the original.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, dropped to No. 2 on the overall sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

Warner’s Joker slipped to No. 3 overall but stayed at No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Another newcomer, MGM’s animated The Addams Family remake, distributed by Universal Pictures, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

Paramount’s Gemini Man was No. 5 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

The newly released comedy Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, the seventh installment of Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse of connected films, was No. 6 overall and No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Sony’s police drama Black and Blue debuted as the No. 8 overall seller and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 68% of Zombieland: Double Tap unit sales, with the 4K Ultra HD combo pack comprising 14% of its overall total.

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot had the week’s biggest share of its total from Blu-ray, at 86%.

For Addams Family, Blu-ray accounted for 53%, and 50% for Black and Blue.

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Zombieland: Double Tap was also No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 26. The previous week’s top rental, Gemini Man, slipped to No. 2.

Addams Family entered the rental chart at No. 3, while Joker slipped to No. 4 and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was No. 5.

Other newcomers on the rental chart included Black and Blue at No. 6, Universal’s horror entry Countdown at No. 7, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot at No. 15, and Paramount’s I See You at No. 18.

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‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Takes Top Spot on Redbox Charts

Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap took over the No. 1 spot on Redbox’s kiosk disc rental and On Demand charts the week ended Jan. 26.

The Redbox disc rental chart tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals at the company’s more than 40,000 red kiosks. The Redbox On Demand chart tracks digital transactions, including both electronic sellthrough and streaming rentals.

The previous week’s top title, Paramount’s Gemini Man, slipped to No. 2 on the disc chart and No. 3 on the digital chart.

Another newcomer, MGM’s animated The Addams Family, distributed on disc by Universal Pictures, was No. 3 on the disc rental chart and No. 5 on the On Demand chart.

Warner’s Joker was No. 4 on the disc rental chart and No. 2 on the On Demand chart.

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Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, was No. 5 on the disc chart.

Sony Pictures’ new police drama Black and Blue entered the chat at No. 4 on digital chart and No. 6 on the disc.

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ended Jan. 26:

  1. Zombieland: Double Tap — Sony Pictures
  2. Gemini Man — Paramount
  3. The Addams Family (2019) — Universal
  4. Joker — Warner
  5. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil — Disney
  6. Black and Blue — Sony Pictures
  7. Countdown — Universal
  8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — Sony Pictures
  9. Hustlers — Universal
  10. Jexi — Lionsgate


Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ended Jan. 26:

  1. Zombieland: Double Tap — Sony Pictures
  2. Joker — Warner
  3. Gemini Man — Paramount
  4. Black and Blue — Sony Pictures
  5. The Addams Family (2019) — MGM
  6. Hustlers — STX
  7. Countdown — STX
  8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — Sony Pictures
  9. Jexi — Lionsgate
  10. Rambo: Last Blood — Lionsgate


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Merchandising: Best Buy Unleashes ‘Zombieland’ Steelbook

Even though several new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases hit retail shelves Jan. 21, retailers didn’t offer much in the way of exclusive promotions for them.

The most notable one was at Best Buy, which offered a Steelbook edition for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc edition of Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap.

The Steelbook edition is available at Best Buy stores and on the consumer electronics chain’s website at $23.99.

Copies also are popping up on eBay for as much as $36. One seller advises, “Pick which option you would like: Brand new or No Digital Code (cheaper option) in which will be opened to remove the digital code without touching anything else.”

In Zombieland: Double Tap, zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock leave the confines of the White House to travel to Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. Along the way, they encounter other post-apocalyptic warriors and a group of survivors who find refuge in a commune.

The sequel grossed $75.6 million in domestic theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.


Sony Pictures Sets Home Release Dates for ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’

Sony Pictures has set home release dates for Zombieland: Double Tap, the zombie comedy sequel that hit the big screen earlier this year — 10 years after the original Zombieland.

The film, which grossed an estimated $72.2 million in North American movie theaters, will be released on digital Dec. 24 and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Jan. 21, 2020.

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Bonus materials for the home edition include audio commentary by director Ruben Fleischer, a blooper reel, nine alternate and extended scenes, and several behind-the-scenes featurettes about the making of the film.

Returning cast members include Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin  and Emma Stone. They are joined by newcomers Rosario Dawson (TV’s “The Defenders”), Zoey Deutch (TV’s “The Politician”), Luke Wilson (Old School), Avan Jogia (Shaft), and Thomas Middleditch (TV’s “Silicon Valley”).

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Set one decade after the events of the first film, Zombieland: Double Tap finds Tallahassee (Harrelson), Columbus (Eisenberg), Little Rock (Breslin), and Wichita (Stone) working together to kill zombies from their new home in the now-vacant White House.

A full list of bonus materials:

  • Extended bloopers and outtakes
  • Alternate and extended scenes
      • “The Beast is Gone”: Tragedy falls upon Tallahassee.
      • “Van Rides”: A vehicle says a lot about a person.
      • “Would Have Never Met”: Wichita and Columbus discuss what their lives would have been like if not for the zombie apocalypse.
      • “In Bed”: Tallahassee gets randy
      • “Breakfast at Babylon”: Cruelty-free breakfast and conversation.
      • “Car Ride”: Road trips were made for family bonding.
      • “Melting Gun”: Tallahassee says goodbye to another friend.
      • “There’s a Party Tonight”: Hanging out with a bunch of hippies.
      • “Alternate Proposal”: Love is the perfect mix of cool and uncool.
  • “The Doppelgangers”: From stunts to special effects, this in-depth piece breaks down doppelgangers Flagstaff and Albuquerque through interviews, demonstrations, and multiple cameras.
  • “The Rides of Zombieland”: From the Beast to Big Fat Death (and a hated Pontiac Trans Sport in between) this short focuses on the cars the zombie killers use to get around.
  • “Rules of Making a Zombie Film”: A documentary on the rules of making a zombie film.
  • “Making Babylon”: Explore the climactic third act location in the film. known in Zombieland as Babylon.  Part fortress, part freshman dormitory, Babylon is the safe-place for a generation of misguided peace-loving retro-hippies.
  • “New Blood”: Profiles on new cast members Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, and Avan Jogia.
  • “Single Take Doppelganger Fight”: Director Fleischer shares the camera monitor during the Doppelganger fight sequence.
  • Commentary with Fleischer.
  • “Zombieland Ad Council”