‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Four newcomers debuted in the top 20 of the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 1, led by Paramount’s Terminator: Dark Fate.

The sixth film in the “Terminator” movie franchise 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.

Dark Fate, a reboot billed as a direct sequel to 1991’s Terminator 2, ignoring the third through fifth films, earned $62 million at the domestic box office.

The previous week’s top seller, Sony Pictures’ Zombieland: Double Tap, dropped to No. 2 on both charts.

Warner’s Joker held steady at No. 3 on both charts in its fourth week. The gritty comic book adaptation is up for 11 Oscars at the Feb. 9 Academy Awards ceremony.

Dropping to No. 4 on both charts was Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in its third week.

No. 5 on the overall sales chart was MGM’s animated The Addams Family, distributed by Universal Pictures. It was No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart.

Bowing as the No. 5 Blu-ray, and No. 7 overall, was Universal’s Parasite, the acclaimed South Korean film up for several Oscars.

The third newcomer in the top 10 was Universal’s Harriet at No. 6 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The biopic of Harriet Tubman earned $43 million at the domestic box office, and star Cynthia Erivo is up for a Best Actress Oscar for the title role.

The other newcomer in the top 20 is Warner’s Motherless Brooklyn, at No. 12 overall and No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart.

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Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 65% of Terminator: Dark Fate first-week sales, compared with 45% for Harriet, 88% for Parasite and 50% for Motherless Brooklyn. The 4K Ultra HD edition comprised 18% of the overall unit tally for Dark Fate, the week’s only new release to receive a UHD disc release.

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Terminator: Dark Fate also landed at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 2, pushing Zombieland: Double Tap to No. 2.

Paramount’s Gemini Man dropped to No. 3, while Joker was No. 4 and Harriet debuted at No. 5.

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Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 2-1-20
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 2-1-20
Sales Report for Week Ended 2-1-20
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 2-3-20

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