‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Tops Disc Sales Charts for Eighth Week
January 2, 2023
Paramount Home Entertainment’s Top Gun: Maverick remained No. 1 for the eighth 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. 24.
The reign is the longest for a single title in eight years, when 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).
The week’s top newcomer, debuting at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, was Warner’s disc release of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel House of the Dragon: The Complete First Season. HD formats accounted for 61% of Dragon sales, with 35% from regular Blu-ray and 26% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Dragon was No. 2 on the dedicated 4K disc sales chart, behind Maverick.
The No. 2 overall seller was Universal’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the 2000 live-action adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book. It was No. 25 on the Blu-ray chart. The 2019 animated version of the story, The Grinch, also from Universal, was No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, but No. 21 on the Blu-ray chart.
No. 5 on the weekly disc sales chart, and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart, was Sony Pictures’ Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. The musical comedy, about a family that takes in a singing crocodile, was down three spots on the overall chart, and one spot on the Blu-ray chart.
The No. 3 Blu-ray seller was Sony Pictures’ The Woman King, which was No. 7 on the overall disc chart. Rounding out the top five Blu-rays was Warner’s The Batman, which was No. 20 overall.
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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Dec. 25 had Universal’s Ticket to Paradise in the top spot for a second week, again followed by Woman King at No. 2.
Lionsgate’s thriller Paradise City was No. 3, with Top Gun: Maverick at No. 4, and Paramount’s Smile at No. 5.
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