'Trolls' Reaches Top of Home Video Sales Charts15 Feb, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, the 20th Century Fox-distributed family feature based on the iconic toy dolls, topped the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 12.
The film, which earned more than $153 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 1 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc Sales chart.
The computer-animated film, about two trolls trying to save their village from troll-eating adversaries, generated 53% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, according to VideoScan.
Also new to the charts is the animated superhero film Justice League Dark, from Warner Bros. Animation, which generated 69% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc. Justice League Dark bowed at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, behind Lionsgate’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which held onto the No. 2 spot it debuted in the prior week.
The previous week’s top-selling disc, Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, slipped to No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, one spot ahead of Walt Disney Studios’ Pinocchio: Signature Collection, which slipped to No. 5 from No. 3 the previous week.
On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Justice League Dark bowed at No. 2, with Never Go Back at No. 3 and Pinocchio at No. 4.
The No. 5 spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart went to Lionsgate’s 2014 actioner John Wick, up from No. 19 the prior week.
John Wick, which was No. 9 overall, was buoyed by a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition timed for the theatrical sequel. The UHD version accounted for 42% of Wick’s overall unit sales. With 60% of total John Wick unit sales being of the Blu-ray version, that means 70% of the title’s Blu-ray sales were of the UHD release.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, Warner’s The Accountant soared to No. 1 now that its month-long holdback from Redbox is over.
That bumped each of the previous week’s top three rental titles down a notch: Never Go Back to No. 2, Boo! A Medea Halloween to No. 3, and Lionsgate's Deepwater Horizon to No. 4.
Rounding out the top five was Kevin Hart: What Now?, the comedy concert film from Universal Pictures that just came off its 28-day holdback from Redbox.