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Lack of New Releases Keeps ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and ‘Zootopia’ at Top of Disc Sales Charts

'I Saw the Light,' at No. 13, week's highest-charting newcomer

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With almost no high-profile new releases to impact the charts the week ended July 10, DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by 20th Century Fox, earned a second week atop the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Holding onto the No. 2 spot on both charts for a second week was Walt Disney Studios’ “Zootopia,” which in its fifth week sold 78% as many copies as the “Panda” sequel in its second (and 71% as many Blu-ray copies).

Moving up a spot to No. 3 on both charts was Fox’s “Deadpool,” in its ninth week.

Universal Pictures’ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” dropped to No. 4 on the overall chart, with Paramount’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” taking No. 5.

On the Blu-ray chart, “13 Hours” was No. 4, with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moving back up to No. 5.

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The top new release for the week on the overall chart, at No. 13, was Sony Pictures’ “I Saw the Light,” a Hank Williams biopic with “Avengers” stars Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, that earned $1.6 million in U.S. theaters. Following closely at No. 14 was Sony Pictures’ “House of Cards: The Complete Fourth Season.”

Neither title cracked the Top 25 Blu-rays, as the high-definition format accounted for just 10% of “I Saw the Light” sales, and just 21% for the latest “House of Cards” season (unsurprising, considering Walmart didn’t offer the Blu-ray version for either title in stores, while Target wasn’t selling “I Saw the Light” at all, even online).

The top new release on the Blu-ray-only chart was Universal’s “Only Yesterday,” a 1991 Japanese import from Studio Ghibli updated with the voices of Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”). “Only Yesterday” rated just No. 49 on the overall disc sales chart, with Blu-ray accounting for 76% of its total unit sales.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Paramount’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” took the top spot for a second week, with “Zootopia” and Warner’s “How to Be Single” holding steady at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Moving up two slots each to round out the top five were “13 Hours” at No. 4 and “Deadpool” at No. 5.

John Latchem is Managing Editor of Home Media Magazine.

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 7/10/16:

1. Kung Fu Panda 3
2. Zootopia
3. Deadpool
4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
5. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
6. London Has Fallen
7. Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens
8. Ghostbusters
9. Gods of Egypt
10. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
11. Independence Day
12. Now You See Me
13. I Saw the Light (New)
14. House of Cards: The Complete Fourth Season (New)
15. The Revenant
16. 10 Cloverfield Lane
17. Ghostbusters 2
18. Jurassic World
19. Precious Cargo
20. Eye in the Sky

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

1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
2. Zootopia
3. How to Be Single
4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
5. Deadpool
6. Triple 9
7. 10 Cloverfield Lane
8. Eddie the Eagle
9. Hail, Caesar!
10. Ride Along 2

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