'Inside Out' Remains Atop Disc Sales, Edged by 'Terminator' on Blu-ray Chart18 Nov, 2015 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Four new releases with theatrical pedigrees were among the top 10 home video sellers the week ended Nov. 15, but none could take the No. 1 spot away from Walt Disney Studios’ Inside Out — not even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest “Terminator” movie.
Inside Out, the latest animated adventure from Pixar, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales.
Paramount’s Terminator: Genisys, with a domestic box office gross of just under $90 million, the lowest earner among the original 1984 action classic’s four sequels, finished a strong second, with 74% as many unit sales as the Pixar pic.
The fifth “Terminator” film did, however, debut at No. 1 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart — although it beat out Inside Out for the top spot by less than 1%.
Terminator: Genisys generated 64% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, Nielsen data shows.
Universal Pictures’ Trainwreck debuted at No. 3 on both charts. The raunchy comedy, which stars Amy Schumer and was directed by Judd Apatow, racked up $110 million in domestic ticket sales.
Another Universal Pictures film, Jurassic World, slipped to No. 4 on both charts from No. 2 the prior week. Before that, the film — the year’s top box office earner — spent two weeks at No. 1.
Rounding out the top five were Warner’s Vacation on the overall disc sales chart and Walt Disney Studios’ Aladdin on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
Two other theatrical new releases finished just out of the top five. Universal Pictures’ Self/less, a sci-fi drama with domestic theatrical earnings of just $12.3 million, debuted at No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
And Lionsgate’s Mr. Holmes, a British mystery about an aging Sherlock Holmes that grossed $17.7 million at the box office, bowed at No. 8 on the overall disc chart and No. 21 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
According to Nielsen data, Inside Out generated 47% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 57% its first week in stores. That’s more than Trainwreck (46%), Self/less (43%) and Mr. Holmes (24%).
On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, Terminator: Genisys debuted at No. 1, with Inside Out moving up to No. 2 from No. 5, and the previous week’s top rental, San Andreas, slipping to No. 3.
Rounding out the top five: Sony Pictures’ Pixels at No. 4 and 20th Century Fox’s Spy at No. 5.