'Lego Movie' Rebuilds Path to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts; 'Lone Survivor' Tops Rentals9 Jul, 2014
Warner’s The Lego Movie reclaimed the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ended July 6, bumping the historical actioner 300: Rise of an Empire — which debuted at No. 1 the previous week — to the No. 2 spot.
In its third week in stores, The Lego Movie still managed to outsell the follow-up to 2007’s 300 by a healthy margin. Rise of an Empire, with a domestic gross of $106.6 million (barely more than half what the original earned), in its second week of release sold 70% as many copies as the animated comedy based on the popular building toy. Both films are distributed by Warner.
Walt Disney Studios’ Frozen, meanwhile, ended its 16th week of release by bouncing back up to No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined sales.
Universal Studios’ Lone Survivor finished the week at No. 4, while the studio’s Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature, consisting of the TV movies Fright On (2011) and Escape From Skull Shores (2012), debuted at No. 5.
On VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Lone Survivor held steady at No. 3, while Frozen and Universal Studios’ Non-Stop each rose a notch to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
Monster High: Clawesome, meanwhile, debuted at No. 21 — not surprising, given that the Blu-ray Disc edition accounted for just 13 % of total unit sales.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, two titles that just came off their 28-day holdback from Netflix and Redbox, Lone Survivor and 20th Century Fox’s RoboCop, took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively.
A third month-old title that also was held back from those two key rental outlets, 20th Century Fox’s Son of God, took the No. 5 spot.
The previous week’s top rental, 20th Century Fox’s 3 Days to Kill, fell to No. 4, right behind Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which slipped to No. 3 from No. 2 the previous week.