‘Gods of Egypt’ Strikes Down ‘Deadpool’ Reign Atop Disc Sales Charts

Gods of Egypt
Courtesy of Lionsgate

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' bows at No. 3

Four new releases debuted among the top 10 sellers on the national home video sales charts the week ended June 5.

One of them, Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt,” bumped Twentieth Century Fox’s “Deadpool” out of the top spot on both NPD VideoScan’s combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The superhero movie landed at No. 2 on both charts, after three weeks at No. 1.

“Gods of Egypt,” an action movie about feuding Egyptian deities, grossed just $31.1 million in U.S. theaters, against a budget estimated at $140 million. The film was criticized for its white cast but it went on to gross more than $142 million worldwide.

The three other new releases that made it into the top 10 are Sony Pictures’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which debuted at No. 3 on both sales charts; Universal Pictures’ “Triple 9,” which bowed at No. 6, also on both charts; and “Race,” another Universal Pictures title that debuted at No. 10 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 8 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“Pride and Prejudice” is a mixture of classic literature and modern horror, just as “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” was a mashup of history and horror. “Pride” adds a zombie attack to Jane Austen’s famous 1813 novel of romance and manners. The film earned less than $11 million in U.S. theaters.

“Triple 9” is a crime drama involving dirty cops, the Russian mob and an impossible heist. The film, which stars Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson, earned $12.6 million at the domestic box office.

And “Race” is a biopic about 1936 Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens that earned $19 million at domestic theaters. Rounding out the Top 5 on the overall disc sales chart are “Risen,” a Biblical epic from Sony Pictures that slipped to No. 4 after bowing at No. 2 the prior week, and Walt Disney Studios’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Both films also rounded out the top five on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, in reverse order.

All four new releases generated nearly half their total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, which celebrates its 10th birthday this month. The high-definition format generated 49% of “Triple 9” sales, 47% of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombie” sales, 45% of “Gods of Egypt” sales and 42% of “Race” sales.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, “Gods of Egypt” debuted at No. 1, bumping the previous week’s top rental, Universal Pictures’ “Ride Along 2,” to No. 2

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Joy” shot up to No. 3 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over, while Lionsgate’s Dirty Grandpa” slipped a spot to No. 4.

Rounding out the top five was “The Revenant,” from 20th Century Fox. “Pride and Prejudice” debuted at No. 6.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 6/05/16:

1. Gods of Egypt (new)
2. Deadpool
3. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (new)
4. Risen
5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
6. Triple 9 (new)
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8. How to Be Single
9. Dirty Grandpa
10. Race (new)
11. The Revenant
12. Zoolander 2
13. The 5th Wave
14. The Finest Hours
15. The Witch
16. Ride Along 2
17. The Good Dinosaur
18. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
19. The Hateful Eight
20. Mrs. Doubtfire

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 6/05/16:

1. Gods of Egypt (new)
2. Ride Along 2
3. Joy
4. Dirty Grandpa
5. The Revenant
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (new)
7. Zoolander 2
8. Risen
9. The 5th Wave
10. The Finest Hours (new)

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

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  1. Adam says:

    Funny. So no one wanted to watch this in the theatre but lots of people want to see it at home!

  2. Bea of fakeababy says:

    It’s a pretty impressive movie, but certainly not the most brilliant. Lots of amazing competitors really.

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