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'Cars 3' Holds Off 'Atomic Blonde' To Complete Second Lap Atop Home Video Sales Charts

27 Nov, 2017 By: John Latchem

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Disney's Cars 3 topped 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 for a second consecutive week, holding off a surge from Universal's Atomic Blonde the week ended Nov. 18.

Atomic Blonde, an action thriller starring Charlize Theron, debuted at No. 2 on both charts selling about 86% as many copies in its first week as Cars 3 did in its second (and 89% as many Blu-ray units). Atomic Blonde earned $51.6 million at the domestic box office.

Coming in at a distant No. 3 overall was another newcomer, Lionsgate's Wind River, a murder mystery with "Avengers" stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen that earned $33.8 million in U.S. theaters.

Rounding out the top five were a pair of superhero films demonstrating staying power on the home video charts: Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming at No. 4 and Warner's Wonder Woman at No. 5.

On the Blu-ray chart, Spider-Man: Homecoming was No. 3, Wonder Woman was No. 4 and Wind River was No. 5.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 67% of total unit sales for Atomic Blonde, with 14% of its sales coming from the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, setting a record for highest UHD Blu-ray share for a major theatrical title in its first week (14.2% to Alien: Covenant's 14.1% in August). For Wind River, Blu-ray comprised 44% of its first-week unit sales.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week ended Nov. 19, Universal's Girls Trip moved to the top spot after a month-long holdback at Redbox. Wind River debuted at No. 2.

Rounding out the top five were Cars 3 at No. 3, Sony Pictures' The Dark Tower at No. 4 and Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes at No. 5.

About the Author: John Latchem

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