'Creed' Punches to Top of Disc Sales9 Mar, 2016 By: Thomas K. Arnold, John Latchem
Warner's Creed,' a spinoff of MGM's "Rocky" franchise, scored a winning debut the week ended March 6, topping both the VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Creed, which earned an impressive $109.8 million at the U.S. box office, features Sylvester Stallone reprising his famous Rocky Balboa character, now a trainer to the son of his old friend and rival Apollo Creed.
The previous week's top seller, Disney's The Good Dinosaur, the latest animated film from Pixar, dropped a slot to No. 2 on both charts.
Another new release, Sony Pictures’ The Night Before, a Seth Rogen comedy that grossed just over $43 million at the domestic box office, debuted at No. 3 on both charts.
Also on both charts, Fox's Spectre dropped to No. 4 in its fourth week, while recent Oscar Best Picture winner Spotlight, from Universal, landed at No. 5 in its second week.
On First Alert, the next three slots were taken by newcomers, with Universal's Barbie: Spy Squad at No. 6, Lionsgate's Room, starring Best Actress Oscar winner Brie Larson, at No. 7, and Nickelodeon's Paw Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues at No. 8.
Warner's Black Mass and Fox's The Martian rounded out the Top 10.
On the Blu-ray chart, The Martian was No. 6, followed by Room at No. 7.
Blu-ray accounted for 44% of Creed unit sales, and 40% of The Night Before.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, Night Before debuted at No. 1, pushing Warner's The Intern to No. 2 and The Martian to No. 3. Disney's The Good Dinosaur moved up to No. 4, while Room debuted at No. 5.