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‘Batman v Superman’ Remains Atop Disc Sales Chart

'The Boss' debuts at No. 2

'Batman v Superman' Remains Atop Disc
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” remained at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts for the week ended July 31, with five newcomers landing in the top 10.

Universal Pictures’ “The Boss,” a comedy with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell that earned $63 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 2 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD unit sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

Lionsgate’s “Criminal,” a crime actioner with Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones that earned a meager $14.7 million at the domestic box office, bowed at No. 3, also on both charts.

A third new release, Warner’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” debuted at No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 7 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The Ice Cube-starring sequel to 2002’s “Barbershop” (and 2004’s “Barbershop 2: Back in Business”) earned $54 million in theaters, nearly a third less than the original.

Universal Pictures’ “Hardcore Henry” debuted at No. 8 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The film, a sci-fi adventure with $9.3 million in theatrical revenues, tells the story of a man brought back from the dead by his wife, and is presented from his first-person perspective as he fights to rescue her from a powerful warlord with plans to build a bio-engineered army.

And Lionsgate’s “I Am Wrath,” a crime drama with John Travolta filmed more than a year ago, bowed at No. 10 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 15 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Lionsgate’s “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” the third in the franchise based on a series of young-adult sci-fi books, slipped to No. 4 from No. 2 the prior week.

Among the five newcomers, “Hardcore Henry” generated the highest percentage of total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc (58%), followed by “The Boss” (44%), “Criminal” (41%), “Barbershop: The Next Cut” (30%) and “I Am Wrath” (25%).

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, “Criminal” debuted at No. 1, pushing the previous week’s top rental, Universal Pictures’ “London Has Fallen,” to No. 2. “Miracles From Heaven,” from Sony Pictures, rebounded a notch to No. 3, while the 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks hit “Kung Fu Panda 3” likewise popped back up to No. 4 (from No. 5 the prior week).

Rounding out the top five on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart was “Allegiant,” down from No. 2 the previous week.

“I Am Wrath” debuted at No. 8.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 7/31/16:

1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
2. The Boss (new)
3. Criminal (new)
4. Allegiant
5. Barbershop: The Next Cut (new)
6. Miracles From Heaven
7. Zootopia
8. Hardcore Henry (new)
9. Kung Fu Panda 3
10. I Am Wrath (new)
11. Deadpool
12. Ghostbusters
13. London Has Fallen
14. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
15. The Bourne Classified Collection
16. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
17. Ghostbusters 2
18. The Goonies
19. The Revenant
20. Gods of Egypt

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 7/31/16:

1. Criminal (new)
2. London Has Fallen
3. Miracles From Heaven
4. Kung Fu Panda 3
5. Allegiant
6. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
7. Zootopia
8. I Am Wrath (new)
9. Deadpool
10. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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