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

Animated Pixar film remains the overall top-selling disc

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

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.