'Longest Ride,' 'Blart' Maintain Top Disc Sales Spots29 Jul, 2015 By: John Latchem
Thanks to another slow week for new releases, Fox's The Longest Ride and Sony Pictures' Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, for the week ended July 26.
Comedy sequel Blart 2 sold 63% as many units as Longest Ride, the latest adaptation of a romance novel by Nicholas Sparks. Both debuted a week earlier in the same positions.
The top new release for the week was Entertainment One's Wild Horses, a drama starring Robert Duvall and James Franco. The Warner-distributed comedy Get Hard rose to No. 4, while No. 5 was another new release, Warner's animated direct-to-video movie Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery.
Ride and Blart 2 were also the top two sellers on Nielsen's dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week. Blart rose from No. 4 the previous week and sold 84% as many Blu-ray units as Ride. Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped from No. 2 to No. 3, selling 82% as many Blu-rays as Ride. Blu-ray accounted for 24% of total Ride unit sales, compared with 32% for Blart 2 and 65% for Days of Future Past.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, Blart 2 maintained the top spot for a second consecutive week, with Warner's Run All Night repeating at No. 2. Wild Horses debuted as the No. 9 rental.