‘The Croods: A New Age’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Croods: A New Age 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 Feb. 27.

The computer-animated sequel to 2013’s The Croods has earned $52.6 million at the domestic box office. It features the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Peter Dinklage, and deals with the caveman Crood family encountering the more civilized Bettermans.

Produced by DreamWorks Animation, The Croods: A New Age proved popular enough with audiences that a two-pack of both “Croods” movies was No. 2 on both charts for the week.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 56% of total A New Age unit sales, and 45% for the two-pack. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc (which is also included in the Blu-ray tally) on its own accounted for 5% of A New Age sales, while its rare 3D Blu-ray edition comprised 0.3%.

The top disc seller the previous two weeks, STX Films’ Greenland, a disaster movie distributed by Universal Pictures, slipped to No. 3, selling about 9% as many copies in its third week as newcomer A New Age did in its first (when accounting for the “Croods” tw0-pack, Greenland sold about 7.5% as many copies). The film stars Gerard Butler as a man trying to get his family to a military shelter after comets threaten life on Earth.

No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s newly released Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob, which was a DVD-only disc release. The latest direct-to-video animated “Scooby-Doo!” adventure finds the Mystery Inc. gang transported to Camelot during the Middle Ages, where they meet King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. When an evil sorceress tries to seize power, King Arthur turns to the super-sleuth team for help to save his throne.

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Another newcomer, Lionsgate’s reboot of Wrong Turn, debuted at No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart. The new version, in which a group of friends hiking the Appalachian Trail wander off course and enter the land of the deadly mountain dwellers of The Foudnation, stars Charlotte Vega, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Matthew Modine and Bill Sage.

The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Disney’s live-action Mulan remake, which was No. 9 overall.

Warner Archive made its presence felt on the top 20 Blu-ray chart, with its new HD edition of the 1990 Christian Slater coming-of-age drama Pump Up the Volume arriving at No. 18.

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The Croods: A New Age also topped the Media Play News rental chart the week ended Feb. 28, pushing Greenland to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot.

Universal’s Freaky held the No. 3 spot for a third week, while Wrong Turn debuted at No. 4, and Universal’s Let Him Go dropped three spots to No. 5.

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