February 22, 2018
Lionsgate topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 17 with Wonder, the acclaimed drama about a child with Treacher Collins syndrome — a genetic disorder characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones and chin — trying to fit in.
The film debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, the film earned more than $131 million in U.S. theaters (and $292 million worldwide) on a budget of $20 million.
Universal Pictures’ A Bad Moms Christmas slipped to No. 2 on both charts its second week in stores, after having bowed at No. 1 the prior week.
The Sony Pictures’ firefighter drama Only the Brave slipped to No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart after debuting in second and third place, respectively, the previous week.
Rounding out the top five on the combined chart were Lionsgate’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween at No. 4 and Warner’s horror hit It at No. 5, both unchanged from the prior week.
On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Warner’s animated Batman: Gotham by Gaslight finished the week at No. 3, down a notch from its debut the week before.
It and Warner’s Blade Runner 2049 finished the week at No. 4 and No. 5, switching places from the prior week.
Wonder generated 46% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc.
The only other new release to make the top 20 on both charts was Sony Pictures’ Roman J. Israel, Esq., a legal drama starring Denzel Washington as an autistic savant lawyer who loses his sheltered employment when his long-time boss suddenly dies. The film, with a box office take of just $12 million, debuted at No. 10 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 12 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Magnolia Pictures’ Blade of the Immortal debuted at No. 16 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Wonder also debuted at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Feb. 18, bumping A Bad Moms Christmas to No. 2.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. debuted at No. 3.
Rounding out the top five on the rental chart were Only the Brave at No. 4 and Warner’s Geostorm at No. 5.
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Sales Report for Week Ended 02-17-18