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'Trolls Holiday' Spreads Cheer on Disc Sales Chart

7 Dec, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Trolls Holiday

The holiday spirit is gripping DVD and Blu-ray Disc buyers.

Trolls Holiday, a half-hour “Trolls” holiday special, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures, came out on DVD only a few days after its Nov. 24 broadcast on NBC and promptly debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Dec. 2.

The same week, three classics shot back into the top 10: Warner’s Elf (2003) at No. 8, Universal Pictures’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) at No. 9, and Warner’s Christmas Vacation (1989) at No. 10.

And several other Christmas favorites also are racking up brisk sales, including 20th Century Fox’s original Home Alone (1990), which rose to No. 11 from No. 16 the previous week; Warner’s The Polar Express (2004), No. 15; and Warner’s A Christmas Story (1984) at No. 25.

Warner’s Wonder Woman, Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming and Walt Disney’s Cars 3 held onto the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 spots on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The same three films followed Trolls Holiday on the overall disc sales chart, in the same order, with Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard rounding out the top five.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Walt Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came in at No. 4, while The Hitman’s Bodyguard came in at No. 5.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week ended Dec. 3, Kidnap, the Halle Berry abduction thriller that made more than $30 million in U.S. theaters, shot to No. 1 now that its month-long holdback from Redbox is over.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard slipped to No. 2 its second week in stores, while the No. 3 spot went to another Lionsgate sophomore, the sci-fi actioner Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

Rounding out the top five on the rental chart were Universal Pictures’ Girls Trip at No. 4, down from No. 3 the previous week, and the Lionsgate thriller Wind River at No. 5.

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