Projections: 'Sully,' 'Seven,' 'Storks' Vying for Top Spot26 Dec, 2016 By: John Latchem
Three big new releases will compete with strong holdovers and the Christmas weekend sales rush for the top spot on the home video sales charts the week ending Dec. 25.
In terms of domestic box office, the biggest of the new releases, at $124.9 million is Warner's Sully, a docu-drama about the emergency plane landing on the Hudson River in 2009.
Sony Pictures' remake of The Magnificent Seven earned $93.4 million, but received most of the retail attention when it came to exclusive perks.
Warner's animated Storks earned $72 million in U.S. theaters.
Holdovers include the previous week's top release, Warner's Suicide Squad, and recently release animated hits such as Universal's The Secret Life of Pets and Disney's Finding Dory, both of which could benefit from family shopping at Christmas-time.
On the rental chart, Redbox has Suicide Squad a couple of weeks earlier than the usual 28-day delay for Warner titles, so the comic book actioner is expected to take over the top spot. Warner's War Dogs and Universal's Kubo and the Two Strings also should move up after their 28-day delay.
|Rank||Title||Studio||Weeks on Chart|
|Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 12/25/16|
|2||The Magnificent Seven||Sony Pictures||New|
|Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 12/25/16|
|3||Kubo and the Two-Strings||Universal||5|