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‘The Batman’ Perches Atop Blu-ray and DVD Sales Charts

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Batman easily debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended May 28.

The latest reboot of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader from director Matt Reeves, which finds Batman confronting the Riddler after several Gotham City officials are murdered, earned $369 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 78% of its total unit sales — 42% regular Blu-ray and 36% 4K Ultra HD — compared with 22% for the DVD version.

 

The top title the previous two weeks, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s video game adaptation Uncharted, fell to No. 2 on both charts, selling 27% as many copies in its third week as The Batman did in its first.

Sony Pictures’ Marvel Cinematic Universe entry Spider-Man: No Way Home slipped to No. 3 on both charts in its seventh week on shelves.

The No. 4 overall disc seller (No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart) was Paramount’s 1986 action classic Top Gun, getting a home viewing boost as audiences anticipated the May 27 theatrical release of the new sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

MGM’s comedy Dog, distributed on disc by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, dropped to No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart. 

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The only other newcomer to debut in the top 10, at No. 6, was Lionsgate’s horror film X, about a group of actors whose attempt to make an adult film in Texas goes awry when the elderly couple that owns the land finds out about it. It was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, with 89% of its unit sales attributed to the HD format.

The No. 5 Blu-ray Disc seller was Warner’s Dune remake, which was No. 8 on the overall disc chart.

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The Media Play News rental chart the week ended May 29 also had The Batman at No. 1, pushing Uncharted to No. 2.

Dog slipped a spot to No. 3, followed by Paramount’s sci-fi actioner Infinite at No. 4, and Spider-Man: No Way Home at No. 5.

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