‘Goosebumps’ Takes Top Spot on Home Video Sales Chart

Last week's top seller, 'Straight Outta Compton,' falls to No. 5

The live-action “Goosebumps” movie from Sony Pictures, starring Jack Black, rode its nearly $80 million theatrical gross to a No. 1 debut on the national home video sales charts the week ending Jan. 31.

Last week’s top seller, Universal Pictures’ “Straight Outta Compton,” about the rise of rap group N.W.A., fell to No. 5 on Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc chart its second week in stores.

Twentieth Century Fox’s acclaimed sci-fi epic “The Martian” and Sony Pictures’ “Hotel Transylvania 2” held onto the No. 2 and No. 3 spots their third week in stores, while season six of the popular PBS TV show “Downton Abbey,” distributed by PBS Direct, debuted at No. 4.

On Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, “Straight Outta Compton” only slipped one spot, to No. 2 – which isn’t surprising, given that 52% of the film’s week two unit sales were generated from Blu-ray Disc.

“The Martian” and “Hotel Transylvania 2” each slipped a notch to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Universal Pictures’ “Minions” rose back up to No. 5 from No. 10 the prior week.

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Downton Abbey: Season 6” debuted at No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

The only other new release to debut in the top 20 was Anchor Bay Entertainment’s “Burnt,” which stars Bradley Cooper as a chef searching for redemption in London. The film, which earned $13.7 million in theaters, debuted at No. 9 on the overall disc chart and No. 15 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Goosebumps,” according to Nielsen data, generated 46% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 26% for “Downton Abbey” and 31% for “Burnt.”

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, “Goosebumps” debuted at No. 1 and “Burnt” bowed at No. 5. In between were 20th Century Fox’s “Hitman” at No. 2, “Hotel Transylvania 2” at No. 3 and Universal Pictures’ “Ted 2” at No. 4.

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 1/31/15:

1. Goosebumps (new)
2. The Martian
3. Hotel Transylvania 2
4. Downton Abbey: Season 6 (new)
5. Straight Outta Compton
6. Minions
7. The Intern
8. Jurassic World
9. Burnt (new)
10. Everest
11. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
12. The War Room
13. Woodlawn
14. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
15. Sicario
16. Fantastic Four (2015)
17. Hitman: Agent 47
18. Inside Out
19. Trainwreck
20. Furious 7

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 1/31/15:

1. Goosebumps (new)
2. Hitman: Agent 47
3. Hotel Transylvania 2
4. Ted 2
5. Burnt (new)
6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
7. Sicario
8. Fantastic Four (2015)
9. Minions
10. Woodlawn

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

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