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'Sausage Party' Finds a Fiesta Atop Disc Sales Charts

16 Nov, 2016 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Sausage Party

Sony Pictures topped the national home video sales charts with Sausage Party, a computer-animated comedy, aimed at adults, about a sausage trying to figure out the meaning of life.

The film, which earned $97.7 million in theaters, bowed at No. 1 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the Blu-ray Disc-only chart for the week ended Nov. 13.

It bumped the previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond, to No. 2 on both charts. NPD data shows consumers bought 56% as many copies of Star Trek Beyond during its second week of release as they did of Sausage Party in week one.

Universal Pictures’ Bad Moms, which debuted at No. 2 the prior week, just behind Star Trek Beyond, slipped to No. 3 on both charts, while 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence slid to No. 4, also on both charts.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s The Legend of Tarzan, while Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse took the No. 5 spot on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

VideoScan data shows that Sausage Party generated 41% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, The Legend of Tarzan and Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course vaulted to No. 1 and No. 2 now that their respective 28-day holdbacks from Redbox are over.

The previous week’s top rental, Star Trek Beyond, fell to No. 4, one spot behind Warner’s Central Intelligence, which had been No. 2 the prior week.

Rounding out the top five was X-Men: Apocalypse, down from No. 3 the previous week.

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