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Projections: 'Guardians' Keeping Eye on 'Baywatch'

4 Sep, 2017 By: John Latchem



Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will likely hold onto the top spot on the home video sales charts the week ending Sept. 2 if it can hold off newcomers such as Paramount's Baywatch and Disney's The Lion King.

Guardians was the overwhelming top disc seller in its debut week, so the big question will be how much the top new titles can cut into what should be a big second week.

Baywatch, a comedy based on the cult favorite TV show, was a theatrical underperformer, earning $58 million at the domestic box office.

The Lion King was re-released on Blu-ray as part of Disney's new "Signature Collection" premium line, and Disney animated re-releases tend to perform well on disc.

On the weekly rental chart, Baywatch is on course to debut at No. 1.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart
  Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 9/2/17  
1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Disney/Marvel 2
2 Baywatch Paramount New
3 The Lion King: Signature Collection Disney New
  Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 9/3/17  
1 Baywatch Paramount New
2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Disney/Marvel 2
3 Snatched Fox 4

 


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