October 17, 2019
Disney’s Toy Story 4 easily 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 unit chart the week ended Oct. 12.
The latest sequel from Pixar Animation Studios earned $433.6 million at the domestic box office.
Slipping to No. 2 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Marvel superhero movie that had debuted a week earlier in the top spot. It sold 28% as many copies in its second week as Toy Story 4 did in its first.
No. 3 on the overall sales chart (No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart) was perennial Halloween-season favorite Hocus Pocus, the 1993 film about a family of witches.
The newly arrived Annabelle Comes Home, from Warner, debuted at No. 4 on the overall chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart. The latest installment of the “Conjuring” horror franchise earned $74 million at U.S. theaters.
Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin dropped a spot to No. 5 on the overall sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.
The No. 5 Blu-ray seller was Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, which was No. 6 on the overall sales chart.
Other new releases to bow in the top 10 include Lionsgate’s Midsommar at No. 10 overall and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart, while HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie, a follow-up to the TV show that ended in 2006, landed at No. 13 overall and No. 14 on the Blu-ray chart.
Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 82% of first-week Toy Story 4 unit sales — not too surprising, as the DVD-only version was available only in limited supplies at a few major retailers. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition accounted for 9% of Toy Story 4‘s first-week total.
Blu-ray comprised 48% of sales for Annabelle Comes Home, 73% for Midsommar and 43% for Deadwood.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Oct. 13, Spider-Man: Far From Home held onto the top spot for a second week, with Toy Story 4 debuting at No. 2 (Redbox doesn’t have a distribution deal with Disney and thus takes longer to stock its kiosks with the studio’s fare).
Annabelle Comes Home bowed as the No. 3 rental, with the Aladdin remake at No. 4 and John Wick: Chapter 3 at No. 5.
Midsommar debuted as the No. 8 rental.
Top 20 Sellers for Week Ended 10-12-19
Top 20 Rentals for Week Ended 10-13-19
Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for Week Ended 10-12-19
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 10-12-19
Sales Report for Week Ended 10-12-19
Digital Sales Snapshot for Week Ended 10-14-19