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‘Ride Along 2’ Rides Up to No. 2 on Disc Sales Chart

'The Revenant' still no. 1 on overall chart, while 'Star Wars' returns as top Blu-ray Disc seller

Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Revenant” remained the top-selling disc for the second consecutive week, holding on to the No. 1 spot on the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart for the week ended May 1.

But Walt Disney Studios’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” regained the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart, bumping “The Revenant” – which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a rugged frontiersman who squares off against a bear who mauled him and a confidant who betrayed him – to No. 2.

A new release, “Ride Along 2,” from Universal Pictures, bowed at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart (and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart). The film, which earned $90.9 million in U.S. theaters, is a sequel to the 2014 original and features returning stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in a series of fast-paced, comedic misadventures.

The No. 3 spot on the overall disc sales chart went to “The Force Awakens,” while “Krampus,” an inventive monster movie from Universal Pictures with a box office gross of $42.7 million, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five, also on both charts, was Anchor Bay’s “The Hateful Eight.”
A third new release, “Jane Got a Gun,” debuted at No. 9 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 13 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The Western drama stars Natalie Portman as a frontierswoman fighting a gang of brutal outlaws.

In the wake of singer Prince’s death, “Purple Rain,” his 1994 musical, reappeared on the sales chart at No. 11.

According to NPD data, “The Revenant” generated 49% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 52% its first week in stores.

Among the new releases, “Krampus” was 53% Blu-ray Disc, more than “Ride Along 2” (44%) and “Jane Got a Gun” (31%).

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, Warner’s “Point Break” remake shot to No. 1 now that its month-long holdback from Redbox is over. “Sisters,” from Universal Pictures, slipped to No. 2 after two weeks in the top chart position. Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home” was No. 3 for the third consecutive week, while “The Force Awakens” slipped to No. 4 (from No. 2) and Lionsgate’s “Norm of the North” slid to No. 5 (from No. 4).

Thomas K. Arnold is editorial director of Home Media Magazine, http://www.homemediamagazine.com.

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 5/1/16:

1. The Revenant
2. Ride Along 2 (new)
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4. Krampus (new)
5. The Hateful Eight
6. Norm of the North
7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
8. Ip Man 3
9. Jane Got a Gun (new)
10. The Good Dinosaur
11. Purple Rain
12. Snow White and the Huntsman
13. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season
14. Game of Thrones: Season 1
15. Game of Thrones: Season 2
16. The Peanuts Movie
17. Daddy’s Home
18. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
19. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
20. The Martian

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 5/1/16:

1. Point Break
2. Sisters
3. Daddy’s Home
4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)
5. Norm of the North
6. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
7. Jane Got a Gun (new)
8. Creed
9. In the Heart of the Sea
10. The Hateful Eight

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

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