‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Remains at No. 1 on Home Video Sales Charts

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With no new significant new releases coming out the week of Christmas, the national home video charts for the week ending Dec. 28, 2014, were virtually unchanged from the prior week.

On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined, the top four were identical to the prior week: Paramount Home Media Distribution’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” remained at No. 1, followed, again, by Walt Disney Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” at No. 2, 20th Century Fox’s “The Maze Runner” at No. 3 and Disney’s “Frozen” at No. 4.

Walt Disney’s “Maleficent” finished the week at No. 5, swapping places with 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” at No. 6.

Rounding out the top 10 are the same four titles that rounded out the top 10 a week ago: DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at No. 7, same as last week; Warner’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” at No. 8, up from No. 9 the prior week; Sony Pictures’ “22 Jump Street” at No. 9, up from No. 10; and Warner’s “Dolphin Tale 2” at No. 10, down from No. 8.

On Home Media magazine’s video rental chart for the week, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” also remains No. 1 for the second consecutive week, while 20th Century Fox’s “Let’s Be Cops” moves back up to No. 2 from No. 4 the prior week.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” slipped a notch to No. 3, while “The November Man,” a 20th Century Fox actioner with Pierce Brosnan that earned $25 million in U.S. theaters, soared to No.4 now that its 28-day holdback from Netflix and Redbox is over. Rounding out the top five was the Warner comedy “Tammy.”

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

Top 20 Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for the week of 12/28/2014:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. The Maze Runner
4. Frozen
5. Maleficent
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
9. 22 Jump Street
10. Dolphin Tale 2
11. The LEGO Movie
12. X-Men: Days of Future Past
13. The Fault in Our Stars
14. A Christmas Story
15. The Expendables 3
16. Elf
17. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
18. Lone Survivor
19. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
20. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week of 12/28/2014:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2. Let’s Be Cops
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. The November Man
5. Tammy
6. Into the Storm
7. If I Stay
8. Dolphin Tale 2
9. Left Behind
10. 22 Jump Street