'Inferno' Blazes to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts1 Feb, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Sony Pictures' Inferno debuted in the top spot for the week ended Jan. 29 on 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.
Inferno is a mystery thriller directed by Ron Howard that earned $34.3 million in U.S. theaters, less than half its estimated budget. The film, the third adaptation of Dan Brown's mystery novel series, is a sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons and stars Tom Hanks, reprising his role as Harvard professor Robert Langdon.
Warner’s Suicide Squad rose back up to No. 2 on the First Alert chart, switching places with another Warner title, The Accountant, which slipped to No. 4 its third week in stores.
Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets rose back up to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, with Warner’s Storks returning to the top five, at No. 5, in its sixth week of release.
On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Suicide Squad and Secret Life of Pets also rose back up to No. 2 and No. 3, from No. 4 and No. 7, respectively, the week before.
Warner’s Sully and Storks rounded out the top five on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, while the prior week’s second-biggest seller, The Accountant, fell to No. 7.
Inferno generated 46% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc.
The previous week’s top seller, the Universal Pictures suspense thriller The Girl on the Train, dropped to No. 10 on both charts, one of the biggest week-to-week drops for a top title in years.
On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon remained at No. 1 for the third consecutive week, while Universal Pictures’ Snowden soared up to No. 2 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over.
Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children remained at No. 3, while Secret Life of Pets slipped to No. 4 from No. 2 the prior week.
Rounding out the top five was Universal Pictures’ Jason Bourne, down a notch from the prior week.
Lionsgate’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage debuted at No. 6.