'Magnificent Seven' Holds Onto Top Overall Disc Sales Spot4 Jan, 2017 By: John Latchem
'Suicide Squad' Jumps to Top of Blu-ray Sales Chart
Sony Pictures' The Magnificent Seven enjoyed a second week at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Jan. 1.
The Western remake had debuted the previous week as the top title on both the overall sales chart and VideoScan's dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
However, in the week-after-Christmas sales period, Warner's Suicide Squad took over the top spot on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, pushing Magnificent Seven to No. 2. The superhero adventure was No. 2 overall in its third week on shelves.
Rounding out the top five were Universal's The Secret Life of Pets at No. 3 on both charts, Warner's Sully at No. 4 (No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart) and Warner's Storks at No. 5 (No. 4 Blu-ray).
The top new releases for the week were the Sony Pictures thriller When the Bough Breaks at No. 8, and Universal's Snowden, an Oliver Stone-directed docu-drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, at No. 9. Snowden, which earned $21.6 million at the domestic box office, was also No. 9 on the Blu-ray chart, while When the Bough Breaks, with a $29.7 million theatrical take, was the No. 13 Blu-ray.
Blu-ray Disc accounted for 51% of Snowden unit sales compared with just 32% for When the Bough Breaks.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, Sully was No. 1, followed by Storks at No. 2. Both titles arrived at Redbox rental kiosks a week after their debut as opposed to the typical 28-day delay Warner imposes on its new releases. Suicide Squad dropped to No. 3, with Warner's War Dogs at No. 4 and Magnificent Seven entering the chart at No. 5.