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'Revenant' Tops Overall Disc Sales for Second Week

4 May, 2016

The Revenant

Twentieth Century Fox’s The Revenant remained the top-selling disc for the second consecutive week, holding on to the No. 1 spot on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, for the week ended May 1.

But Walt Disney Studios’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens regained the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc only chart, bumping The Revenant — which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a rugged frontiersman who squares off against a bear who mauled him and a confidant who betrayed him — to No. 2.

A new release, Ride Along 2, from Universal Pictures, bowed at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart (and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart). The film, which earned $90.9 million in U.S. theaters, is a sequel to the 2014 original and features returning stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in a series of fast-paced, comedic misadventures.

The No. 3 spot on the overall disc sales chart went to The Force Awakens, while Krampus, an inventive monster movie from Universal Pictures with a box office gross of $42.7 million, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five, also on both charts, was Anchor Bay’s The Hateful Eight.

A third new release, Anchor Bay's Jane Got a Gun, debuted at No. 9 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 13 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The Western drama stars Natalie Portman as a frontierswoman defending her family from a gang of brutal outlaws.

According to VideoScan data, The Revenant generated 49% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 52% its first week in stores. Among the news releases, Krampus was 53% Blu-ray Disc, more than Ride Along 2 (44%) and Jane Got a Gun (31%).

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, Warner’s Point Break remake shot to No. 1 now that its month-long holdback from Redbox is over. Sisters, from Universal Pictures, slipped to No. 2 after two weeks in the top chart position. Paramount’s Daddy’s Home was No. 3 for the third consecutive week, while Force Awakens slipped to No. 4 (from No. 2) and Lionsgate’s Norm of the North slid to No. 5 (from No. 4).

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