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'Logan' Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

31 May, 2017


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Three new releases captured the three top spots on the national home video sales charts the week ended May 28 as the traditional start-of-summer flurry of new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases continues.

Logan, from 20th Century Fox, easily snagged the No. 1 spot on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The 10th installment in the Marvel superhero “X-Men” franchise was billed as the last appearance of Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their roles as Wolverine and Professor X, and grossed $226 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ The Great Wall, a theatrical underperformer ($45 million) that was criticized for the casting of a non-Asian (Matt Damon) in the lead role, debuted at No. 2 on both charts.

Another Universal Pictures release, the critically hailed psychological horror film Get Out, rode its $175 domestic box office gross to a No. 3 debut, also on both charts.

VideoScan reported The Great Wall and Get Out sold just 22.7% and 19.5% as many discs, respectively, as Logan.

Sony Pictures’ Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, the sixth film in the movie series based on the survival horror video game franchise, slipped to No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart after having debuted at No. 1 the prior week.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, from Paramount, took the No. 4 spot, also after having debuted at No. 1 the prior week.

On both charts, the erotic sequel Fifty Shades Darker slipped to No. 5 from No. 3 the prior week. The Universal Pictures release, a sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, had debuted at No. 1 on both charts the week ended May 14.

Logan generated 73% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, with 10% coming from Ultra HD Blu-ray. The Great Wall generated 60% of its sales from Blu-ray Disc (and 7% from Ultra HD Blu-ray), while for Get Out the Blu-ray percentage was 58%.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, The Great Wall debuted at No. 1, with Universal apparently lifting its traditional 28-day holdback from Redbox.

Split, also from Universal Pictures, xXx: Return of Xander Cage;  Universal’s Sleepless and Fox’s Hidden Figures each slipped a notch to finish the week at No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.


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