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'I, Frankenstein' Tops Disc Sales, Ending Reign of 'Frozen'

21 May, 2014 By: John Latchem

I, Frankenstein

It had to end sometime.

Frozen’s streak atop the home video sales charts came to an end the week ended May 18, as Lionsgate’s I, Frankenstein emerged to top both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined sales, as well as its dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The Disney blockbuster dropped to No. 2 for the week, selling 86.5% as many copies as the fantasy-horror hybrid. Frozen had topped both sales charts the previous four weeks and seven of the eight weeks since its release in March.

The chart shuffling allowed The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to move up to No. 3 on both charts, followed by a pair of newcomers. On both charts, Warner’s Oscar-winning Her debuted at No. 4, while the Sony Pictures comedy That Awkward Moment bowed at No. 5.

Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart was dominated by titles new to rental. The top spot went to Universal’s Ride Along, followed by Fox’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at No. 2, I, Frankenstein at No. 3, That Awkward Moment at No. 4 and Universal’s The Nut Job at No. 5.

Ride Along, Mitty and Nut Job all came off their 28-day holdback at key rental outlets Redbox and Netflix.

Smaug, the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 6.


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