'Inside Out' Tops Disc Sales for Third Week25 Nov, 2015 By: Thomas K. Arnold
'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Tops Newcomers at No. 3
Walt Disney Studios’ Inside Out remained the top-selling disc for the third consecutive week.
The latest animated adventure from Pixar has been No. 1 for three weeks on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales. And on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Inside Out regained the No. 1 spot for the week ended Nov. 22 after ceding the spot to Paramount’s Terminator: Genisys the prior week.
The fifth “Terminator” film slipped to No. 4 on both charts after bowing the prior week at No. 2 on the overall disc chart and No. 1 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
In its fifth week in stores, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World moved back to No. 2 on both charts from No. 4 the prior week.
Debuting at No. 3, also on both charts, was Warner’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. big-screen remake of the 1960s spy TV show. The theatrical underperformer made only $45.5 million in U.S. theaters, although its worldwide take is pegged at $107 million — against a budget estimated at $75 million.
Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Universal Pictures’ Trainwreck, which debuted the prior week at No. 3. On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart the No.5 spot went to Warner’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Sales of the third and final film in the fantasy trilogy, initially released in March, were fueled by the release of a new extended edition.
According to Nielsen data, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. generated 46% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, while Five Armies generated 70% of its sales from BD.
On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, Jurassic World moved to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over. Inside Out stayed at No. 2, while the previous week’s top rental, Terminator: Genisys, slipped to No. 3.
Rounding out the top five: Warner’s San Andreas at No. 4 and 20th Century Fox’s Paper Towns, fresh off its four-week holdback from Redbox, at No. 5.