July 16, 2020
After weeks without a major new DVD or Blu-ray release, the conditions were ripe for Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour to dominate the national home video sales charts.
Indeed, the DreamWorks Animation sequel 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 sales chart the week ended July 11.
In addition, a combo pack of both “Trolls” movies was No. 2 on both charts.
In fact, with the 2016 Trolls movie on the charts at No. 35, “Trolls” discs accounted for 71% of unit sales among the entire top 50.
No. 3 on both charts was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, which has spent six of the past seven weeks as the top-selling disc.
Paramount’s Top Gun was No. 4 on the overall disc chart, and No. 19 on the Blu-ray chart. The No. 5 overall disc seller was Warner’s The Mule.
The previous week’s top overall seller, Lionsgate’s Force of Nature, slipped to No. 6 overall and No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart.
The No. 5 Blu-ray was Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was No. 23 on the overall chart.
The only other new release of note to crack the charts was a catalog title: the Criterion Collection’s new Blu-ray edition of the 1953 sci-fi classic The War of the Worlds debuted at No. 15 on the Blu-ray chart.
Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 61% of Trolls World Tour unit sales, with the 4K Ultra HD version comprising 6% of the total.
The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 12 also had Trolls World Tour in the top spot, pushing Force of Nature to No. 2.
Rounding out the top five rentals were Redbox’s Becky dropping a pot to No. 3, Universal’s The Invisible Man holding at No. 4, and Universal’s The Hunt down two spots to No. 5.
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