'Frozen' Reclaims Top Disc Sales Spot4 Jun, 2014 By: Thomas K. Arnold
A lack of new releases in the home entertainment industry’s no man’s season — the period of time between the Memorial Day weekend and the end of the school year — was all it took for Disney’s Frozen to once again become the top-selling disc the week ended June 1.
This marks the eighth time since the film’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc release in late March that it has been No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined sales.
Frozen finished the week at No. 2 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, behind 20th Century Fox’s Avatar, an even older oldie-but-goodie that was last released on disc in October 2012 as a 3D Blu-ray Disc edition. The disc shot back up the charts — it was No. 3 on First Alert – chiefly due to a Walmart promotion in which the film was selected as a “Value of the Day,” with huge displays offering the original 2010 DVD and Blu-ray for $9.96, 75% off the regular price.
Sony Pictures’ The Monuments Men, a historical drama about a World War II art-rescue squad, slipped to No. 2 on First Alert and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart after debuting on both charts at No. 1 the previous week.
The highest-ranking new release was Universal Studios’ Endless Love, a romantic drama with Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer that earned $23.4 million in theaters. The film debuted at No. 5 on First Alert, behind 20th Century Fox’s 3 Days to Kill, an actioner with Kevin Costner that slipped to No. 4 after debuting at No. 2 the previous week.
Endless Love bowed at No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, behind 3 Days to Kill at No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Pompeii at No. 5.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, the top four rentals were the same as in the prior week: Monuments Men at No. 1, Pompeii at No. 2, Ride Along at No. 3 and About Last Night at No. 4.
The No. 5 spot on the rental chart went to That Awkward Moment, from Sony Pictures, moving up from No. 6 the previous week.