'Logan' Maintains No. 1 Spot on Home Video Sales Charts7 Jun, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Twentieth Century Fox’s Logan, the latest installment in the “X-Men” franchise based on the Marvel Comics characters, remained at No. 1 for a second consecutive week on the national home video sales charts the week ended June 4.
Logan held off a pair of newcomers to defend the top spot.
The newly released The Shack, a heavy-handed psychological drama from Lionsgate, rode its $57.4 million domestic box office gross to a No. 2 debut, also 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.
Another new release, the Warner Bros. comedy Fist Fight, bowed at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and at No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The film earned $32.2 million in U.S. theaters.
The Shack sold about 90% as many discs as Logan, according to VIdeoScan, while Fist Fight trailed at 30.8%.
Universal Pictures’ The Great Wall, which debuted at No. 2 on both charts the previous week, slipped to No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
Rounding out the top five on both charts was another Universal Pictures release, the psychological horror film Get Out, which had bowed at No. 3 the prior week.
Logan generated 66% of its second-week total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 73% its first week in stores. The Shack generated just 34% of its sales from Blu-ray Disc, while for Fist Fight the Blu-ray percentage was a little higher, 39%.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, The Shack also debuted at No. 1, giving Lionsgate a rare triple-victory across all three home video charts.
The Universal Pictures drama A Dog’s Purpose rose to No. 2 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over, while the prior week’s top rental, The Great Wall, slipped to No. 3.
Rounding out the top five on the rental chart were Split, from Universal Pictures, at No. 4, and Paramount’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage at No. 5.