×

‘San Andreas’ Shakes Up DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

Disney scores big with 'Aladdin' Diamond Edition Blu-ray Disc debut

A steady stream of summer tentpoles continues to debut on disc now that the fourth-quarter selling season is in high gear.

Warner’s big-budget disaster movie “San Andreas,” which generated $155.2 million in domestic ticket sales, bowed at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart for the week ended Oct. 18, while Walt Disney Studios’ “Tomorrowland,” a family adventure starring George Clooney, rode its $93.4 million U.S. box office gross to a No. 3 debut.

Sandwiched in between them is Disney’s long-awaited Diamond Edition Blu-ray Disc edition of the 1992 animated classic “Aladdin,” featuring the voice talents of the late Robin Williams, which bowed at No. 2.

On Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, “Aladdin” easily debuted at No. 1, with “San Andreas” at No. 2 and “Tomorrowland” at No. 4.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” distributed by Disney, slipped to No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart and No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart after commanding the No. 1 position on both charts for the last two weeks.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s “Magic Mike XXL,” the sequel to 2012’s “Magic Mike,” which had debuted at No. 2 the previous week.

The No. 5 spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart went to Universal Pictures’ “Furious 7,” with “Magic Mike” coming in at No. 6. On the overall disc sales chart, “Furious 7” finished the week at No. 6, down from No. 3 the previous week.

According to Nielsen data, “Aladdin” generated virtually of its sales during the week from the new Diamond Edition Blu-ray Disc. “San Andreas” generated 40% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, a surprisingly low ratio given the film’s over-the-top special effects, while “Tomorrowland” generated 47% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc.

In its third week of availability, “Age of Ultron” generated 57% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 62% the previous week and 63% in week one.
On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, “Furious 7” shot to No. 1 now that its month-long holdback from Redbox is over, bumping “Avengers: Age of Ultron” to No. 2.

“Tomorrowland” bowed at No. 3, the only new release to make it into the top five. Sony Pictures’ “Insidious: Chapter 3” slipped to No. 4 after debuting at No. 2 the previous week, while the No. 5 spot went to Warner’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” down from No. 3 the prior week.

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 10/18/15:

1. San Andreas (new)
2. Aladdin (new)
3. Tomorrowland (new)
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
5. Magic Mike XXL
6. Furious 7
7. Pitch Perfect 2
8. Hocus Pocus
9. Cinderella
10. Mad Max: Fury Road
11. Hotel Transylvania
12. Insidious: Chapter 3
13. Dope (new)
14. The Gallows (new)
15. Mad Max: Fury Road
16. Home
17. Jurassic Park
18. Tremors 5: Bloodlines
19. Poltergeist
20. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 10/18/15:

1. Furious 7
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
3. Tomorrowland (new)
4. Insidious: Chapter 3
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Cinderella
7. The Age of Adaline
8. Home
9. Hot Pursuit
10. Dark Places

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

More Digital

  • SAG-AFTRA HQ

    SAG-AFTRA Ends Long Strike Against Ad Agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty

    SAG-AFTRA has ended its 10-month strike against Bartle Bogle Hegarty after the advertising agency agreed to sign the union’s new commercials contract. The union instructed its 160,000 members in September not to accept any work for BBH, which had been signed to SAG-AFTRA’s commercials contracts since 1999. The strike came two weeks after BBH publicly [...]

  • FaceApp is displayed on an iPhone,

    SAG-AFTRA Warns Members About FaceApp Terms of Use

    SAG-AFTRA is warning its 160,000 members about the “overreaching and invasive” terms of use for the FaceApp mobile application. FaceApp, developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, uses neural network technology to automatically generate transformations of faces in photographs. The app can be used to make users appear older, younger, or change gender. The terms include [...]

  • J. Cole

    Apple Music Launches 'Rap Life' Playlist

    Apple Music announced the launch of “Rap Life,” a new global playlist focusing on contemporary rap artists and culture. It replaces the former “The A-List: Hip-Hop” playlist. Said Ebro Darden, Apple Music’s Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B: “We flipped it to dig deeper into into the lifestyle [and to] keep pushing the culture [...]

  • Billie Eilish

    ARRI, Mobile TV Group Back New Venture Revitalizing Streamed Concerts

    A new venture looking to bring a fresh approach to live-streaming concerts has gotten the backing of hardware heavyweights ARRI and Mobile TV Group. Wide+Close is launching with the mandate of shooting music performances with film cameras and cinematographers in order to give the content a more cinematic feel. “We want to take concert filming [...]

  • Fortnite Battle Royale

    How 'Fortnite' Fans Can Earn Loot by Watching YouTube Videos

    Epic Games and YouTube have teamed up with a special offer for “Fortnite” players — giving players of the popular battle-royale game rewards when they watch “Fortnite”-premiered content on the video platform. The catch: You have to watch at least 20 minutes of “Fortnite” special content or live esports broadcasts to receive the loot. Under [...]

  • Roku headquarters

    Roku Plans to Expand to Brazil, Other Countries (EXCLUSIVE)

    Roku plans to expand to multiple new territories in the coming months, Variety has learned. One of the first new markets for the company will likely be Brazil. An international expansion could help Roku grow its customer base, which in turn should lead to growing advertising revenues. Roku executives have been hinting at plans to [...]

  • Google Stadia Pro to Include 1

    Google’s Stadia Game Streaming Service to Include Free Monthly Game

    Google has been busy sharing additional details about its upcoming game streaming service Stadia, clearing up some confusion in the process. Stadia’s pro subscription tier, which will cost $10 per month, won’t be a Netflix-type subscription service. However, subscribers will get free games at the rate of about a title per month. That’s according to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content