'Boss Baby' Holds Onto Top Spots on Home Video Charts10 Aug, 2017
The Boss Baby, the computer-animated comedy from DreamWorks Animation that earned $175 million at the domestic box office, held onto the No. 1 spot 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 for a second consecutive week.
The Warner comedy Going in Style — a remake of a 1979 heist film, with a domestic gross of just $45 million despite a cast that includes Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine — debuted at No. 2 overall the week ended Aug. 5.
On VideoScan's Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell, a sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson and based on the Japanese manga of the same name, remained at No. 2.
VideoScan data shows that Going in Style did in its first week of availability sold about 41% as many discs as Boss Baby, distributed on home video by 20th Century Fox, did in its second week in stores.
Warner’s Kong: Skull Island remained at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, and Universal Pictures’ The Fate of the Furious, the latest installment in the studio’s successful “Fast & Furious” street-racing franchise, remained at No. 4.
Ghost in the Shell, which had debuted at No. 2 the prior week, slipped to No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart.
On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Fate moved up a spot to No. 3, trading places with Kong at No. 4. Going in Style debuted at No. 5.
Going in Style generated just 36% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, according to VideoScan.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week ended Aug. 6, Boss Baby shot to No. 1 after a week-long delay in arriving at Redbox kiosks.
The comedy displaced Kong as to the top rental, sending it to the No. 2 spot.
Lionsgate’s The Circle, a techno-thriller starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and Bill Paxton (in his last big screen performance prior to his death), debuted at No. 3.
Rounding out the top five: 20th Century Fox’s Gifted, popping up at No. 4 at its week-long delay, Ghost in the Shell at No. 5.