It’s a powerful force: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” from Walt Disney Studios, remained the top-selling Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the second consecutive week, outselling its nearest competitor on the national home video sales charts for the week ended April 17 by a margin of more than 10 to 1.
“Justice League vs. Teen Titans,” the latest direct-to-video animated superhero film in Warner’s DC Universe Animated Original Movies line, debuted at No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
“Justice League” sold 9.17% as many units as the new “Star Wars” film, NPD data shows.
Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” remained at No. 3 on both sales charts for the second consecutive week, while “The Hateful Eight,” from Anchor Bay Entertainment, slipped to No. 4 its third week in stores.
Rounding out the top 5 on both sales charts is Universal Pictures’ “The Forest,” a horror film that earned $26.6 million in theaters. The film stars Natalie Dormer – best known as Margaery Tyrell on the HBO series “Game of Thrones” – as a young woman searching for her sister in Japan’s ominous “Suicide Forest” at the base of Mount Fuji.
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According to NPD data, 74% of second-week unit sales of “The Force Awakens” were of the Blu-ray Disc edition, down from 83% the first week.
Among new releases, “Justice League vs. Teen Titans” generated 59% of its first-week unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to just 38% for “The Forest.”
On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, “Sisters,” from Universal Pictures, shot to No. 1 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox kiosks is over. Another month-old title that has just become available at Redbox, 20th Century Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” popped up at No. 4.
The previous week’s top rental, “The Force Awakens,” slipped to No. 2, followed at No. 3 by Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home” and No. 5 by Warner’s “Creed.”
Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 4/17/16:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. Justice League vs. Teen Titans (new)
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
4. The Hateful Eight
5. The Forest (new)
6. The Good Dinosaur
7. Daddy’s Home
8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
11. The Peanuts Movie
12. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season
13. Snow White and the Huntsman
14. Point Break
16. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
17. Inside Out
18. The Martian
19. Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 4/17/16:
2. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
3. Daddy’s Home
4. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
6. The Forest (new)
7. In the Heart of the Sea
8. The Hateful Eight
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
For complete sales and rental charts, visit HomeMediaMagazine.com.