‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Me Before You’ Debut at Top of Disc Sales Charts

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' remains in top five nearly two months after its release

Two high-profile new theatrical releases shot to the top of the national home video sales charts their first week in stores, led by Walt Disney Studios’ live-action “The Jungle Book,” a live-action/CGI remake of Disney’s 1967 animated classic that grossed an impressive $383.9 million in U.S. theaters (and nearly $965 million worldwide).

The film topped both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week ended Sept. 4.

Bowing at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s “Me Before You,” a romantic drama with a $56.2 million domestic gross starring “Games of Thrones” heroine Emilia Clarke. On the Blu-ray Disc chart, the film could only muster a No. 4 debut, owing in part to the fact that just 30% of total unit sales came from Blu-ray (compared to 63% for “The Jungle Book).

On the overall disc chart, the arrival of the new releases bumped the prior week’s top sellers, Universal Pictures’ “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” and Sony Pictures’ “The Angry Birds Movie,” to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, “The Huntsman” finished the week at No. 2 and “The Angry Birds Movie” was No. 3.

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Rounding out the top five, on both charts, was Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which has now remained in the top five since its mid-July release.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, Universal Pictures’ “The Boss” remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week, with “The Jungle Book” bowing at No. 2.

That bumped “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to No. 3 and “The Angry Birds Movie” to No. 4.

Rounding out the top five was the Warner comedy “Keanu,” newly available at Redbox after a 28-day holdback.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 9/4/16:

1. The Jungle Book (new)
2. Me Before You (new)
3. The Huntsman: Winter’s War
4. The Angry Birds Movie
5. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
6. The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season
7. God’s Not Dead 2
8. Nice Guys
9. Zootopia
10. Deadpool
11. Arrow: Season 4 new)
12. Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Season 2 (new)
13. Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1
14. Citizen Soldier (new)
15. Miracles from Heaven
16. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
17. Hocus Pocus
18. Batman: The Killing Joke
19. Ratchet & Clank
20. Outlaws and Angels

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 9/4/16:

1. The Boss
2. The Jungle Book (new)
3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
4. The Angry Birds Movie
5. Keanu
6. Barbershop: The Next Cut
7. Hardcore Henry
8. Criminal
9. The Duel
10. Mother’s Day

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

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