'Snow' Still Fairest Overall, While Indy Tops BD Sales26 Sep, 2012 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Snow White and the Huntsman remained the top-selling disc the week ended Sept. 23, while Paramount topped the Blu-ray Disc sales chart with the new-to-Blu-ray Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures collection.
Snow White held off four other new releases: the Lionsgate horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods, which rode its $42 million box office gross to a No. 2 debut on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart; Walt Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!, the second direct-to-video sequel to the 2008 talking-dog comedy (No. 3); 20th Century Fox’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which earned just more than $46 million in U.S. theaters (No. 4); and the “Indiana Jones” collection, which bowed at No. 5 on First Alert, which tracks overall disc sales. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games slipped to No. 6 from No. 5 the prior week in its sixth week in stores.
On Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Indiana Jones was followed in the No. 2 spot by Cabin in the Woods, which generated 54% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc. Snow White slipped to No. 3 from No. 1 the prior week, while Paramount’s Titanic slid to No. 4 from No. 2. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 debuted at No. 5, even though just 22% of its unit sales came from Blu-ray.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Lionsgate snagged the top four spots, with Cabin in the Woods at No. 1, bumping What to Expect When You’re Expecting to No. 2 and Safe to No. 3, while The Hunger Games remained at No. 4. Katy Perry: Part of Me, a new concert video from Paramount, debuted at No. 5.