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‘Lego Movie’ Blocks ‘300’ From Top Spot in Home Video Sales

Warner’s “The Lego Movie” reclaimed the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ending July 6, bumping the historical actioner “300: Rise of an Empire” – which debuted at No. 1 the previous week – to the No. 2 spot.

In its third week in stores, “The Lego Movie” still managed to outsell the followup to 2007’s “300” by a healthy margin. “300: Rise of an Empire,” with a domestic gross of $106.6 million (barely more than half what the original earned), in its second week of release sold 70% as many copies as the animated comedy based on the popular building toy. Both films are distributed by Warner.

Walt Disney Studios’ “Frozen,” meanwhile, ended its 16th week of release by bouncing back up to No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined.

Universal Studios’ “Lone Survivor” finished the week at No. 4, while the studio’s “Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature,” consisting of the TV movies “Fright On” (2011) and “Escape From Skull Shores” (2012), debuted at No. 5.

On VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, “Lone Survivor” held steady at No. 3, while “Frozen” and Universal Studios’ “Non-Stop” each rose a notch to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

“Monster High: Clawesome,” meanwhile, debuted at No. 21 – not surprising, given that the Blu-ray Disc edition accounted for just 13 % of total unit sales.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, two titles that just came off their 28-day holdback from Netflix and Redbox, “Lone Survivor” and 20th Century Fox’s “RoboCop,” took the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively.

A third month-old title that also was held back from those two key rental outlets, 20th Century Fox’s “Son of God,” took the No. 5 spot.

The previous week’s top rental, 20th Century Fox’s “3 Days to Kill,” fell to No. 4, right behind Paramount’s “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” which slipped to No. 3 from No. 2 the previous week.

Thomas K. Arnold is editorial director of Home Media Magazine.

Top 20 Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for week of 7/6/2014:

1. The Lego Movie
2. 300: Rise of an Empire
3. Frozen
4. Lone Survivor
5. Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature (new)
6. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
7. Non-stop
8. The Legend of Korra: Book Two – Spirits (new)
9. Transformers
10. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
11. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
12. Duck Dynasty: Season 5
13. How to Train Your Dragon
14. RoboCop
15. Winter’s Tale
16. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
17. Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature/New Ghoul at School (new, Walmart exclusive)
18. Son of God
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Good, the Bad, and Casey Jones (new)
20. Grand Budapest Hotel

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for week of 7/6/2014:

1. Lone Survivor
2. RoboCop
3. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
4. 3 Days to Kill
5. Son of God
6. Ride Along
7. Endless Love
8. Enemy
9. Joe
10. Afflicted (new)

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