‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Tops Weekly Disc Sales Charts After Just Three Days of Release

20th Century Fox's 'Spy' debuts in second place

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” distributed on disc by Walt Disney Studios, easily debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ended Oct. 4.

The theatrical blockbuster, whose domestic take of $459 million makes it the year’s No. 2 movie, shot to the top of Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, even though it was released on a Friday instead of the customary Tuesday and thus had three fewer days to impact the charts.

Another new release, 20th Century Fox’s “Spy,” bowed at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart, although consumers only bought about a quarter as many copies – not surprising, given the action comedy’s more modest box office gross of $110.8 million.

Universal Pictures’ “Furious 7” was No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, behind another Uni title, “Pitch Perfect 2,” which had debuted the week before at No. 1. Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was the “Poltergeist” remake, from 20th Century Fox, which earned just $47.4 million at the box office.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, “Spy” debuted at No. 4, behind “Pitch Perfect 2.” The No. 5 spot went to Walt Disney’s “Cinderella,” which finished the week at No. 6 on the overall disc sales chart.

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“Avengers” generated 63% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to just 33% for “Spy.”

On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, Warner’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Disney’s “Cinderella” held onto the two top spots while “Avengers” debuted at No. 3. “The Age of Adaline,” from Lionsgate, slipped a notch to No. 4, while the No. 5 spot went to Universal Pictures’ “Cop Car,” a film the studio did not subject to the customary 28-day holdback from Redbox.

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 10/4/15:

1. Avengers: Age of Ultron (new)
2. Spy (new)
3. Pitch Perfect 2
4. Furious 7
5. Poltergeist (new)
6. Cinderella
7. Outlander: Season 1, Volume 2 (new)
8. Entourage (new)
9. Mad Max: Fury Road
10. Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (new)
11. Hocus Pocus
12. Hotel Transylvania
13. Home
14. Spy/Heat Two-Pack (Walmart exclusive, new)
15. The Age of Adaline
16. Grimm: Season Four (new)
17. Bones: The Complete Tenth Season (new)
18. Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season
19. Descendants
20. Beetlejuice

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 10/4/15:

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Cinderella
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (new)
4. The Age of Adaline
5. Cop Car (new)
6. Hot Pursuit
7. Home
8. Get Hard
9. Unfriended
10. Aloha

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

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