'Beauty and the Beast' Waltzes Back to Top of Disc Sales Charts28 Jun, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Walt Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast returned to the No. 1 spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended June 25, while newcomer Life, a science-fiction horror film from Sony Pictures, rode its $30 million domestic box office gross to a top-five debut.
Life, about a group of astronauts who unwittingly return from Mars with a monster-in-waiting, debuted at No. 2 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and No. 4 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. VideoScan reported Life sold 96% as many units during the week as Beauty and the Beast, which is in its third week on shelves.
The previous week’s top seller, Lionsgate's John Wick Chapter 2, slipped to No. 3 on the overall chart and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.
Warner Bros.' The Lego Batman Movie slipped to No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart and remained at No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The film, which earned $175.75 million in U.S. theaters, had debuted the previous week at No. 3 on both charts.
Rounding out the top five on both charts was 20th Century Fox’s Logan, the latest in the “X-Men” franchise, down a notch from No. 4 the prior week.
Life generated just 48% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, Logan shot to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox rental kiosks is over, while The Lego Batman Movie soared to No. 2 now that it, too, is available at Redbox under Warner’s new shortened window.
The prior week’s top rental, John Wick Chapter 2, slipped to No. 3.
Rounding out the top five are Universal Pictures’ Get Out, which also has just come off a month-long holdback from Redbox, at No. 4, and Beauty and the Beast at No. 5, down from No. 2 the prior week.