'Jack Reacher' Sequel Runs to Top of Home Video Charts8 Feb, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back debuted at No. 1 on the national home video sales and rental charts the week ended Feb. 5.
The action sequel, which stars Tom Cruise as a vigilante drifter protecting an Army major against assassins working for government contractors involved in a conspiracy grossed $58.7 million in U.S. theaters, far short of the $80 million of the 2012 original.
Three other new releases grabbed the next three chart positions on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales.
Lionsgate continued its traditional early-in-the-year disc-sales winning streak with two new releases from Tyler Perry debuting in the top five: Boo! A Madea Halloween at No. 2 and Madea on the Run: The Play at No. 4. Both are among a string of comedies starring the popular African-American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and songwriter as a gritty, elderly black woman. Boo! grossed $73.2 million at the domestic box office, while Madea on the Run is a presentation of a performance of the stage play.
Walt Disney Studios’ Pinocchio, polished up for its Blu-ray Disc “Signature Edition” debut, bowed at No. 3.
Sony Pictures’ Inferno, which debuted on top of both sales charts the prior week, dropped to No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart.
On VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Pinocchio debuted at No. 2 and Boo! bowed at No. 3.
Inferno took the No. 4 spot, with Warner’s Suicide Squad rounding out the top five. The film dropped to No. 8 on the overall disc sales chart, from No. 2 the prior week.
Reacher generated 59% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, VideoScan data shows, compared with 87% for Pinocchio and just 20% and 12%, respectively, for Boo! and Madea on the Run.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, Reacher debuted at No. 1, followed by Boo! at No. 2.
Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon slipped to No. 3 after three weeks in the top spot, at No. 1, while the week-old Inferno finally entered the chart at No. 4.
Rounding out the top five was Universal Pictures’ Snowden.