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'Star Trek Beyond' Warps to Top of Home Video Charts

10 Nov, 2016 By: John Latchem

Star Trek Beyond

A pair of newcomers led the way on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended Nov. 6.

At No. 1 on both charts was Paramount's Star Trek Beyond, the 13th "Star Trek" film, but the third since J.J. Abrams' rebooted the franchise in 2009. As such, Paramount also issued a Blu-ray trilogy collection, which debuted at No. 20 overall (No. 8 on the Blu-ray chart). While Abrams' directed the first two installments, he served only as a producer on the third, turning the reins over to Justin Lin, best known for helming several "Fast & Furious" films. Star Trek Beyond earned $158.8 million at the domestic box office, the lowest tally of the three.

No. 2 on both charts went to Universal Pictures' Bad Moms, a popular comedy from the writers of The Hangover that grossed $113.3 million domestically off a budget of $20 million. Bad Moms sold 38% as many units as Star Trek Beyond.

The top title the previous two weeks, Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, dropped to No. 3 on both charts in its third week, while Warner's The Legend of Tarzan in its fourth week rose to No. 4 on both charts.

No. 5 on the overall chart was Sony Pictures' Outlander: Season Two, the latest release of the popular AMC fantasy series. The No. 5 Blu-ray was Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for a whopping 74% of Star Trek Beyond unit sales, compared with 47% for Bad Moms and 33% for Outlander: Season Two.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, Star Trek Beyond debuted at No. 1, dropping the previous week's top title, Warner's Central Intelligence, to No. 2.

X-Men: Apocalypse jumped to No. 3 after the end of its 28-day holdback at Redbox rental kiosks. Holding at No. 4 was Universal's The Purge: Election Year, while Fox's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates dropped to No. 5.

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