January 21, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 1-16-21
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 1-17-21
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 1-16-21
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 1-16-21
Sales Report for Week Ended 1-16-21
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 1-18-21