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‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Repeats as Top Disc Seller

Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder was No. 1 for a second week 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 for the week ended Oct. 8.

The 29th Marvel Cinematic Universe film and the fourth “Thor” solo adventure finds Chris Hemsworth reprising the character, who teams with former flame Jane (Natalie Portman) to battle a malevolent force that threatens the universe’s gods.

The week’s top newcomer, debuting at No. 2 on both charts with about 45% of the unit sales of the top title, was another superhero movie, Warner’s animated DC League of Super-Pets. The film finds Krypto the Super-Dog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) and Ace the hound (Kevin Hart) leading a team of superhero pets to rescue the kidnapped Justice League. The film, which earned $92.8 million at the domestic box office, had 51% of its total unit sales come from Blu-ray Disc, with 42% from regular Blu-ray and 9% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

No. 3 on the overall disc chart for the week was Star Trek: Picard — Season Two, the CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment disc release of the latest season of the Paramount+ original series. The season finds Team Picard sent back in the 21st century to prevent a timeline in which Earth becomes a tyrannical galactic empire. It had 52% of its total sales from Blu-ray Disc and was No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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The No. 4 overall disc seller, and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart, was Disney’s 1993 Halloween favorite Hocus Pocus, which continues to grab high chart spots during the Halloween season. A sequel, Hocus Pocus 2, debuted on the Disney+ streaming service Sept. 30.

No. 5 on both charts was Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion.

Rounding out the top five Blu-ray Disc sellers were a couple of catalog titles pushed back up the charts by new 4K Ultra HD editions.

The No. 3 Blu-ray was 1985’s Fright Night from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (No. 10 overall), newly released as a 4K Steelbook.

The No. 4 Blu-ray was director Sam Raimi’s 1992 “Evil Dead” sequel Army of Darkness, newly released as a 4K Steelbook from Shout! Factory. When combined with previous DVD and Blu-ray versions from Universal, Army of Darkness was No. 11 overall.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 9 had the Screen Media reboot Jeepers Creepers: Reborn at No. 1, followed by Thor: Love and Thunder at No. 2, and DC League of Super-Pets at No. 3. 

The top rental the previous two weeks, Sony Pictures’ Where the Crawdads Sing, slipped to No. 4, followed by Univeral’s Minions: The Rise of Gru at No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 10-8-22
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 10-9-22
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 10-8-22
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 10-8-22
Sales Report for Week Ended 10-8-22
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 10-10-22

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