'Magnificent Seven,' 'Suicide Squad' Hold Onto Top Disc Sales Spots11 Jan, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
With few new releases in the first week of the new year, the top five disc sellers were unchanged from the previous week.
Sony Pictures' The Magnificent Seven enjoyed a third week at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, for the week ended Jan. 8.
Warner’s Suicide Squad again finished second, Universal Pictures’ The Secret Life of Pets remained in third place, and two more Warner titles held flat at No. 4 and No. 5: Sully and Storks.
The highest-ranking newcomer was Lionsgate’s Blair Witch, the belated third installment in the “found footage” horror franchise that began with 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. The film, with a domestic gross of $20.8 million, debuted at No. 7 on the overall disc sales chart, behind Paramount’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which again finished the week at No. 6.
On the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, the top four sellers remained unchanged from the prior week: Suicide Squad at No. 1, The Magnificent Seven at No. 2, The Secret Life of Pets at No. 3 and Sully at No. 4.
Rounding out the top five Blu-rays was Universal Pictures’ Jason Bourne, which came in at No. 8 on the overall disc sales chart.
Blair Witch debuted at No. 8 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, behind Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children at No. 6 and Sully at No. 7.
Only one other newcomer debuted in the top 10 on each chart: Lionsgate's family comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, which landed at No. 9 overall and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart after a $20 million run at the domestic box office.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, a couple of month-old Universal titles took the two top spots now that their 28-day holdbacks from Redbox are over: Jason Bourne, shooting up to No. 1, followed by The Secret Life of Pets at No. 2.
The previous week’s top rental, Warner’s Sully, slipped to No. 3, with The Magnificent Seven rising a spot to No. 4 and Warner’s Storks slipping to No. 5 from No. 2 the previous week.