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'Zootopia' Disc Sales Dominance Extends to Third Week

29 Jun, 2016


Walt Disney Studios’ Zootopia, the animated “buddy cop” film about a rabbit cop and a red fox con that earned $340.5 million in U.S. theaters, remained on top of the national home video sales charts for the third consecutive week.

Universal Pictures’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, a belated sequel to the 2002 comedy about a young Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek, debuted at No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended June 26.

The film, which earned nearly $60 million in U.S. theaters, centers on a second Greek wedding, this time between the parents of the Greek bride, who 50 years after the fact discover their original wedding wasn’t valid.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 sold 72.6% as many units in its first week in stores as Zootopia did in its third week of availability, VideoScan research shows.

Another Universal Pictures sequel, London Has Fallen, slipped to No. 3 on both charts its second week in stores, while 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool and Paramount’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi each dropped a notch as well, to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, again on both sales charts.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 generated 43% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, which celebrates its 10th birthday this month. Zootopia during the week generated 48% of its sales from Blu-ry Disc, down from 60% in its initial week of release and 51% in its second week.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Warner’s How to be Single rose to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over, while Zootopia held onto the No. 2 spot and Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane, the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 3.

Deadpool finished the week at No. 4, down from No. 3 the prior week, while Paramount’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi dropped a notch as well, to No. 5.

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