‘Tenet’ Back Atop Disc Sales Charts for Fourth Time

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Tenet returned to the top spot 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. 16.

It’s the fourth time in five weeks the latest thriller from director Christopher Nolan has been No. 1 since arriving on shelves Dec. 15. It was the top disc seller for three weeks after its premiere before slipping to No. 2 a week ago.

The movie that took the top spot in that gap, Paramount’s Love and Monsters, slipped to No. 2 on both charts.

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The week’s top newcomer on the overall disc sales chart was Paramount’s Spell, a horror movie about a man who survives a plane crash and is taken in to be cared for by a couple only to learn they have sinister motives. It debuted at No. 12 overall and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart after earning just over $500K in theaters.

Also new to the top 20 was Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-ray release of the anime movie Lupin III: The First, which was No. 20 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart.

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On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 17, Honest Thief remained No. 1 for a third week, with Spell debuting at No. 2. Universal’s The War With Grandpa dropped a spot to No. 3.

No. 4 was a newcomer called The Empty Man from 20th Century Studios. It’s a thriller about a retired Midwestern cop who investigates a string of missing teenagers whose disappearance is attributed to a local legend.

Tenet was the week’s No. 5 disc rental.

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