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'Dark Tower' Rises to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

9 Nov, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold


The Dark Tower


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment scored the No. 1 spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended Nov. 4 with The Dark Tower, a science-fiction Western based on the Stephen King novellas that earned a disappointing $50.7 million in U.S. theaters.

Despite its poor box office performance and generally negative reviews, the film debuted at No. 1 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert disc chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The film knocked 20th Century Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes, the third installment in the science-fiction reboot film series, to No. 2, a week after its debut at No. 1. War still sold nearly 85% as many units its second week in stores as Dark Tower did in its first week of availability.

Another Sony Pictures film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, slipped to No. 3 on both sales charts, down from No. 2 the prior week and No. 1 its first week of availability.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Sony Pictures’ The Emoji Movie at No. 4 and Warner’s Wonder Woman” at No. 5, back up from No. 7 the prior week.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Wonder Woman finished the week at No. 4 and The Emoji Movie came in at No. 5.

Debuting at No. 6 on both sales charts was Universal Pictures' Kidnap, an abduction thriller with Halle Berry that earned $30.7 million in U.S. theaters.

According to VideoScan, The Dark Tower generated 58% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, and 8% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. Kidnap generated just 42% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc.

 

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week ended Nov. 5, War for the Planet of the Apes soared to No. 1 now that its week-long holdback from Redbox is over.

The Dark Tower debuted at No. 2, while the previous week’s top rental, The Emoji Movie, slipped to No. 3.

Spider-Man: Homecoming came in at No. 4, while Warner’s Annabelle: Creation remained at No. 5 for the second week.

 


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