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'Girl on the Train' Rides to Top of Disc Sales Charts

25 Jan, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold

The Girl on the Train

The Universal Pictures suspense thriller The Girl on the Train debuted at No. 1 on the national home video sales charts the week ended Jan. 22, while Warner’s The Accountant remained in second place.

Girl on the Train, with a domestic box office gross of just over $75 million, stars Emily Blunt as an alcoholic divorcee who becomes embroiled in a missing person (and then murder) investigation,

Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon, the dramatization of the April 2010 explosion of the offshore drilling rig of the same name, slipped to No. 3 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.

Warner’s Suicide Squad slipped to No. 4 from No. 3, also on both charts.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was the newly released 20th Century Fox comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses, a theatrical underperformer that follows a suburban couple who start to suspect their new neighbors of being spies. The film earned just $14.9 million in U.S. theaters and bowed at No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

On the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart, the No. 5 spot went to Warner’s Storks, which in its fifth week of release rose up two spots from No. 7.

Also bowing in the top 10 was Universal Pictures’ Ouija: Origin of Evil, a horror prequel with a healthy domestic gross of more than $35 million (compared with a $9 million budget) that debuted at No. 9 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Girl on the Train generated 49% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared with 44% for Keeping Up with the Joneses and 42% for Ouija: Origin of Evil.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, there were few changes to the top five. Deepwater Horizon remained at No. 1, while Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets, No. 3 the prior week, switched places with 20th Century Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which had been No. 2.

Universal Pictures’ Jason Bourne was again No. 4 and Sony Pictures' The Magnificent Seven remained No. 5.

Lionsgate’s The Whole Truth debuted at No. 8.


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