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'Finding Dory' Swims to Top of Disc Sales Charts

23 Nov, 2016 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Finding Dory

Walt Disney Studios topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Nov. 20 with Finding Dory, the animated sequel/spinoff to 2003’s Finding Nemo that earned a whopping $486.2 million in U.S. theaters over the summer to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time in North America.

Bowing at a distant No. 2 was the sixth season of the hot HBO TV Series “Game of Thrones,” which according to VideoScan sold 12.3% as many units as Dory.

The two new releases pushed Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond to the No. 3 spot on both charts from No. 2 the previous week.

Sony Pictures’ quirky Sausage Party, the top seller in the previous week, slipped to No. 4 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart.

Rounding out the top five overall was Universal's Bad Moms, which was No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart.

Buoyed by the release of a premium 3D edition, Star Wars: The Force Awakens vaulted back up the charts, ending the week at No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

According to VideoScan, Finding Dory generated 70% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, while Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season generated 55% of its total unit sales from the high-definition version.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence soared to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over.

The previous week’s top rental, Warner’s The Legend of Tarzan, slid to No. 2, while Central Intelligence, also from Warner, held steady at No. 3

Rounding out the top five were Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course at No. 4 and, debuting at No. 5, Sony Pictures’ Sausage Party.

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