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‘Revenant,’ ‘Ip Man 3,’ ‘Norm of the North’ Among Top Disc Sellers

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' slips to No. 2 after two weeks in top spot

A trio of new releases popped into the top five on the national home-video sales charts for the week ended April 24, led by 20th Century Fox’s “The Revenant,” the top-grossing drama that pits a rugged frontiersman, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, against a bear who mauled him and a confidante who betrayed him.

The film, which earned $183.4 million in U.S. theaters, bumped Walt Disney Studios’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to the No. 2 spot on both NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

NPD data shows “The Force Awakens” sold 56% as many units as “The Revenant” in its third week of release, the first two of which were spent at No. 1.

Ip Man 3,” from Well Go USA, debuted at No. 3 on both charts, continuing the Hong Kong martial arts franchise’s successful streak.

A third new release, Lionsgate’s “Norm of the North,” bowed at No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, one notch ahead of Anchor Bay’s “The Hateful Eight.” The animated family film, which earned $17.1 million in theaters, features an all-star vocal crew, including Rob Schneider, Heather Graham and Gabriel Iglesias.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, “Norm” debuted at No. 5 and “Hateful Eight” remained at No. 4.

According to NPD data, “The Revenant” generated 52% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 48% for “Ip Man 3” and 36% for “Norm.” NPD data shows that 68% of third-week unit sales of “The Force Awakens” were of the Blu-ray Disc edition, down from 74% the second week and 83% the first week.

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, “Sisters,” from Universal Pictures, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week. “The Force Awakens” remained at No. 2, and Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home” was again No. 3.

Norm of the North” debuted at No. 4, bumping 20th Century Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” to No. 5.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 4/24/16:

1. The Revenant (new)
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Ip Man 3 (new)
4. Norm of the North (new)
5. The Hateful Eight
6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
7. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
8. Snow White and the Huntsman
9. The Good Dinosaur
10. Daddy’s Home
11. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season
12. Game of Thrones: Season 2
13. Fifty Shades of Black (new)
14. Game of Thrones: Season 1
15. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
16. The Forest
17. The Peanuts Movie
18. Concussion
19. Point Break
20. Creed

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 4/24/16:

1. Sisters
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Daddy’s Home
4. Norm of the North (new)
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
6. Creed
7. Fifty Shades of Black (new)
8. The Forest
9. The Hateful Eight
10. In the Heart of the Sea

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

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