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‘Angry Birds’ Bows at No. 1 on Blu-ray Disc, DVD Sales Chart

'God's Not Dead 2' debuts at No. 2 on overall disc sales chart, No. 3 on Blu-ray Disc sales chart

Two new releases shot to the top of the national home video sales charts the week ending Aug. 21, Sony Pictures’ “The Angry Birds Movie” and Universal Pictures’ “God’s Not Dead 2.”

“Angry Birds,” a computer-generated film based on the popular video game franchise that earned $107.5 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 1 on NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart as well as the research firm’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“God’s Not Dead 2,” a sequel to the 2014 Christian drama “God’s Not Dead,” debuted at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The film earned just under $21 million at the box office and, according to NPD data, sold 48% as many units its first week of availability on disc as “Angry Birds,” counting both the film and a two-pack with the original and sequel.

The Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of these two films ended the month-long reign, at the top of the charts, of Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which finished the week at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 2 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

Walt Disney Studios’ “Zootopia” slipped a spot to No. 4 on the overall disc chart, with “Batman: The Killing Joke,” from Warner Bros. Animation, falling to No. 5 from No. the prior week.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, “The Killing Joke” came in at No. 4 and “Zootopia” at No. 5.

NPD data shows “The Angry Birds” generated 57% of its first-week total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 39% for “God’s Not Dead 2.”

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week ended Aug. 21, Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” shot to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox is over.
“The Angry Birds” debuted at No. 2.
The top three rentals from the previous week – Universal Pictures’ “Mother’s Day” and Lionsgate’s “Criminal” and “Meet the Blacks” – were pushed down to Nos. 3, 4 and 5.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 8/21/16:

1. The Angry Birds Movie (new)
2. God’s Not Dead 2 (new)
3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
4. Zootopia
5. Batman: The Killing Joke
6. Miracles From Heaven
7. Deadpool
8. Allegiant
9. The Boss
10. God’s Not Dead/God’s Not Dead 2 (new)
11. A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (new)
12. Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fifth Season (new)
13. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
14. PAW Patrol: Sports Day
15. Gotham: The Complete Second Season (new)
16. Mother’s Day
17. Ghostbusters
18. Kung Fu Panda 3
19. Keanu
20. Barbershop: The Next Cut

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 8/21/16:

1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
2. The Angry Birds Movie (new)
3. Mother’s Day
4. Criminal
5. Meet the Blacks
6. London Has Fallen
7. Demolition
8. Miracles From Heaven
9. Kung Fu Panda 3
10. Zootopia

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

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