'Transformers: The Last Knight' Debuts at No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts5 Oct, 2017 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Transformers: The Last Knight, from Paramount Home Media Distribution, debuted at No. 1 on the national home video sales charts the week ended Sept. 30.
But Warner’s Wonder Woman movie, although bumped down to the No. 2 spot, remained in high demand, selling 86% as many units in its second week of release as the latest “Transformers” film.
The No. 3 spot on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, went to Lionsgate’s 47 Meters Down, the latest in a string of shark-attack thrillers. Its domestic theatrical earnings were more than $44 million.
Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came in at No. 3 on the VideoScan Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart and No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart. Earlier, the film spent three weeks at No. 1.
Universal Pictures’ The Mummy slipped to No. 4 on both charts its third week in stores, while the No. 5 spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart went to DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox.
According to VideoScan, Transformers: The Last Knight generated 70% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, just a little less than the 73% figure posted by Wonder Woman in its first week. In its second week in stores, the Blu-ray Disc percentage for Wonder Woman slipped to 66%.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week ended Oct. 1, Wonder Woman shot to No. 1 now that its brief week-long holdback from Redbox is over.
Transformers: The Last Knight debuted at No. 2, while 47 Meters Down bowed at No. 3. (Both Paramount and Lionsgate release their films to Redbox on the same day they become available for sale.)
Captain Underpants, the prior week’s top rental, slipped to No. 4, while Baywatch fell to No. 5 from No. 2.