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'Rogue One' Captures Top Spots on Home Video Charts for Second Week

19 Apr, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Walt Disney Studios’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the spinoff movie about the spies who stole the plans for the original Death Star, remained in the top spot on the national home video sales charts the week ended April 16.

Sing, the computer-animated musical from Universal Pictures about a group of animals that enter a singing contest hosted by a koala seeking to save his theater, rose back up to No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and VideoScan's dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The film in its fourth week sold nearly 77% as many copies as the new “Star Wars” movie did in its second week of availability.

The 20th Century Fox drama Hidden Figures, with a domestic gross of nearly $170 million, debuted at No. 3, also on both charts. The film, hailed by critics, is about African-American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the 1960s space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Disney's animated musical fantasy Moana slipped to No. 4 after three weeks at No. 3. The film has now been in the top five for six weeks.

Paramount’s Monster Trucks movie rode its $33.4 million theatrical take to a No. 5 debut on the overall disc sales chart, ahead of Warner’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, the two films’ order was reversed.

VideoScan reported that Rogue One generated 74% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc in its second week of release, down from 83% in week one.

Among new releases, Hidden Figures generated 44% of its unit sales from Blu-ray disc, compared with 46% for Monster Trucks.

Two other new releases debuted in the top 20 on the VideoScan charts: the Weinstein Co.’s Lion, distributed by Lionsgate, at No. 10 (No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart) and the Universal Pictures horror film The Bye Bye Man at No. 13 (No. 16, Blu-ray).

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, Rogue One shot to No. 1 after a week-long delay in its availability at Redbox. Warner’s Collateral Beauty rose to No. 2 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over.

Paramount’s Office Christmas Party, the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No 3 its second of release.

Monster Trucks and Lion debuted as the No. 4 and No. 5 rentals, respectively.

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