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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Swings to Top of Charts

26 Oct, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, the second reboot of the Marvel Comics franchise, easily snagged the top spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended Oct. 21, while the Universal Pictures comedy Girls Trip, about four female buddies road-tripping to New Orleans, debuted at No. 2.

Produced in conjunction with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixth film starring the comic book webslinger, but the first to be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as such serves as a sequel to his appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios' Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth film in the swashbuckling franchise, slipped to No. 3 on NPD VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart and No. 4 on the First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales.

Holding its own was the 1993 Halloween fave Hocus Pocus, from Disney, which moved up a notch to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart.

Rounding out the top five on the combined chart was Sony Pictures’ Baby Driver, down from No. 2 the prior week.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Baby Driver came in at No. 4, just ahead of Warner’s Wonder Woman, which finished at No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart.

The newest “Spider-Man” film was the clear sales leader, with Girls Trip selling just 22% as many units.

A third new release, the Target-exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of the first season of the original Netflix series “Stranger Things,” debuted at No. 8 on over the overall disc sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

According to VideoScan, Spider-Man: Homecoming generated 79% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, and 13% from Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, both tops for any title in the First Alert top 50 for the week. Girls Trip generated 45% of its sales from Blu-ray Disc.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week ended Oct. 22, Spider-Man: Homecoming easily debuted at No. 1, while Warner’s The House soared to No. 2 now that its week-long holdback from Redbox is over.

Baby Driver, the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 3.

Rounding out the top five were Universal's The Mummy at No. 4 (down from No. 2) and Wonder Woman at No. 5 (down from No. 4).

Spider-Man: Homecoming also top the 3D Blu-ray market share chart with 4% of its sales being in the 3D format, making it the first title to top all six physical-media charts tracked by Home Media Magazine in the same week.

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