‘Deadpool’ Again Tops Disc Best-Seller Charts

Lionsgate's 'Dirty Grandpa' debuts at No. 2

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The popularity of 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” is continuing to carry over to home video, following the spoofy superhero actioner’s stellar $362.8 million haul at the domestic box office.

In its second week in stores, “Deadpool” again took No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan sales chart that tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, for the week ended May 22.

The top new disc release for the week, Lionsgate’s “Dirty Grandpa,” could muster only 25% of “Deadpool”’s second-week disc sales, coming in at No. 2 on both charts. The raunchy comedy starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro earned just $35.6 million at the U.S. box office.

Walt Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” slipped a spot to No. 3 on both charts, followed by newcomer “The Witch,” a critically praised horror film from Lionsgate that earned $25.1 million at domestic theaters. Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Revenant” rounded out the top five.

In terms of Blu-ray, 61% of “Deadpool”’s second-week sales came in the high-def format, down from 71% in its first week, with 3% of total units consisting of the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format. For the newcomers, the Blu-ray Disc share of total unit sales was 41% for “Dirty Grandpa” and 48% for “The Witch”.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, 20th Century Fox’s “The Revenant” moved up to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback at Redbox kiosks is over. “Dirty Grandpa” and “The Witch” debuted at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Sony Pictures’ “The 5th Wave,” the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 4, followed by Universal’s Sisters.

John Latchem is Managing Editor of Home Media Magazine, http://www.homemediamagazine.com.

Top 20 VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ended 5/22/16:

1. Deadpool
2. Dirty Grandpa (New)
3. Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens
4. The Witch (New)
5. The Revenant
6. The 5th Wave
7. Ride Along 2
8. The Choice
9. The Boy
10. Joy
11. Orange Is the New Black: Season Three (New)
12. Purple Rain
13. The Hateful Eight
14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
15. The Good Dinosaur
16. Ant-Man
17. Avengers: Age of Ultron
18. The Peanuts Movie
19. Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season
20. Norm of the North

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 5/22/16:

1. The Revenant
2. Dirty Grandpa (New)
3. The Witch (New)
4. The 5th Wave
5. Sisters
6. Daddy’s Home
7. The Choice
8. Point Break (2015)
9. Regression
10. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

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