'Power Rangers' Holds Onto Top Disc Sales Spot12 Jul, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Lionsgate’s Power Rangers, which earned more than $85 million in U.S. theaters, remained the top-selling disc for the second consecutive week on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended July 9.
But in its second week of release, the third theatrical feature film based on the TV superhero series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” ceded the No. 1 spot on NPD VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart to Walt Disney Studios’ live-action Beauty and the Beast, finishing the week in second place.
Beauty and the Beast had been No. 2 on both the Blu-ray Disc chart and the overall disc sales chart the previous week. Released June 6, the film debuted at No. 1 on both charts and has regained the top spot on several occasions.
Lionsgate’s John Wick Chapter 2 and Warner’s The Lego Batman Movie remained at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, on both charts.
Universal Pictures’ The Zookeeper’s Wife, a drama based on the true story about a Warsaw Zoo keeper and his wife who saved hundreds of animals, and people, during the 1939 invasion by German troops, debuted at No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart, a notch behind 20th Century Fox’s Logan, which was No. 6 overall.
The Zookeeper’s Wife, which despite rave reviews earned less than $18 million at the U.S. box office, generated 42% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, according to VideoScan.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, Warner’s CHiPs shot to No. 1 now that its new, shorter holdback from Redbox is over, while Logan moved back up a notch to No. 2.
Power Rangers, the previous week's top rental, slipped to No. 3.
Rounding out the top five on the rental chart were John Wick Chapter 2 at No. 4 and the Universal Pictures horror film Get Out at No. 5.