‘Top Gun: Maverick’ No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts for Seventh Week — Longest Reign for a Title in Eight Years

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick remained No. 1 for the seventh consecutive 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 the week ended Dec. 17.

That’s the longest consecutive reign for a single title since Disney’s Frozen held the spot for eight straight weeks in the first half of 2014 (it would add a ninth week later in the year).

But the home media environment offers a different landscape for Maverick, which hasn’t had many big new releases to compete with during its run. The latest week at least saw four new releases debut in the top 20, the most in two months.

After topping the monthly sales chart for November, Maverick will most likely be atop the December chart as well. The title has moved into the No. 2 spot for sales in 2022 as a whole, but topping disc sales for two months may not end up being enough to move it to the top spot ahead of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

No. 2 on the weekly disc sales chart, and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart, was the debut of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The musical comedy, about a family that takes in a singing crocodile, earned $46.6 million at the domestic box office.

No. 3 on the overall sales chart was another newcomer, Sony Pictures’ The Woman King, the Viola Davis-starring historical drama about a powerful African nation of the 18th and 19th centuries. The film earned more than $67 million at the domestic box office and was No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

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The No. 4 overall disc seller was Universal’s 2018 animated The Grinch, which was No. 18 on the Blu-ray chart. It was followed at No. 5 on the overall chart by Universal’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the 2000 live-action adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book.

No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, and No. 6 overall, was the newly released Ticket to Paradise from Universal. The film re-teams George Clooney and Julia Roberts as a formerly married couple who attempt to intervene in their daughter’s love life. It earned $68 million at the domestic box office.

The only other new release in the overall top 20 was Paramount’s Smile, which debuted at No. 11 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart. The horror film was the highest-grossing of the new releases at $105.9 million domestically. The film stars Sosie Bacon as a therapist who begins to experience an overwhelming terror that takes over her life after witnessing a patient’s bizarre suicide. 

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 42% of sales for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, with 40% from regular Blu-ray and 2% from the 4K Ultra HD edition. For The Woman King, the Blu-ray share was 52% (39% regular Blu-ray, 13% 4K); and Smile had 59% Blu-ray share (45% regular Blu-ray, 15% 4K). Ticket to Paradise had 37% of its total sales from Blu-ray Disc, with no 4K version.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 18 had Ticket to Paradise in the top spot, followed by Woman King at No. 2, Smile at No. 3 and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile at No. 4.

Top Gun: Maverick, the top rental for the previous six weeks, slid to No. 5.

Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 12-17-22
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 12-18-22
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 12-17-22
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 12-17-22
Sales Report for Week Ended 12-17-22
Digital Transactions Snapshot for Week Ended 12-19-22

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