‘Terminator Genisys’ Edges Out ‘Inside Out,’ But Only on Blu-ray Disc Chart

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Animated Pixar film remains the overall top-selling disc

Four new releases with theatrical pedigrees were among the top 10 home video sellers in the week ending Nov. 15, but none could take the No. 1 spot away from Walt Disney Studios’ “Inside Out” – not even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest “Terminator” movie.

“Inside Out,” the latest animated adventure from Pixar, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week on the Nielsen VideoScan overall disc sales chart.

Paramount’s “Terminator Genisys,” with a domestic box office gross of just under $90 million the lowest earner among the original 1984 action classic’s four sequels, finished a strong second, with 74% as many unit sales as the Pixar pic.

The fifth “Terminator” film did, however, debut at No. 1 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart – although it beat out “Inside Out” for the top spot by just 1%. “Terminator Genisys” generated 64% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, Nielsen data shows.

Universal Pictures’ “Trainwreck” debuted at No. 3 on both charts. The romantic comedy, which stars Amy Schumer and was directed by Judd Apatow, racked up $110 million in domestic ticket sales.

Another Universal Pictures film, “Jurassic World,” slipped to No. 4 on both charts from No. 2 the prior week. Before that, the film – the year’s top grosser – spent two weeks at No. 1.

Rounding out the top five were Warner’s “Vacation” on the overall disc sales chart and Walt Disney Studios’ “Aladdin” on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Two other theatrical new releases finished just out of the top five. Universal Pictures’ “Self/less,” a sci-fi drama with domestic theatrical earnings of just $12.3 million, debuted at No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

And Lionsgate’s “Mr. Holmes,” a British mystery about an aging Sherlock Holmes that grossed $17.7 million at the box office, bowed at No. 8 on the overall disc chart and No. 21 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

According to Nielsen data, “Inside Out” generated 47% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 57% its first week in stores. That’s more than “Trainwreck” (46%), “Self/less” (43%) and “Mr. Holmes” (24%).

On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, “Terminator Genisys” debuted at No. 1, with “Inside Out” moving up to No. 2 from No. 5 and last week’s top rental, “San Andreas,” slipping to No. 3.

Rounding out the top five: Sony Pictures’ “Pixels” at No. 4 and Twentieth Century Fox’s “Spy” at No. 5.

Thomas K. Arnold is editorial director of Home Media Magazine, http://www.homemediamagazine.com.

Top 20 Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ended 11/15/15:

1. Inside Out
2. Terminator Genisys (new)
3. Trainwreck (new)
4. Jurassic World
5. Vacation
6. Self/less (new)
7. Pixels
8. Mr. Holmes (new)
9. Max
10. San Andreas
11. Avengers: Age of Ultron
12. Aladdin
13. Southpaw
14. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
15. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
16. Furious 7
17. Pay the Ghost (new)
18. Elf
19. Home
20. The Polar Express

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 11/15/15:

1. Terminator Genisys (new)
2. Inside Out
3. San Andreas
4. Pixels
5. Spy
6. The Gift
7. Southpaw
8. Magic Mike XXL
9. Pay the Ghost (new)
10. Pitch Perfect 2

For complete sales and rental charts, visit HomeMediaMagazine.com.

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