You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Debuts Atop Disc Charts

'Game of Thrones' boxed set slips to No. 7

The fourth and final film in the “Hunger Games” franchise from Lionsgate easily shot to No. 1 on both national home video sales charts its first week of release.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” which earned $281.7 million in U.S. theaters, was followed at No. 2 on both VideoScan’s overall disc and Blu-ray Disc sales charts by Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home,” although the latest Will Ferrell comedy – with a domestic box office take of more than $150 million – sold only 32% as many discs as the dystopian sci-fi fantasy.

Indeed, “Mockingjay – Part 2” has the distinction of appearing three times in the VideoScan top 10. “The Hunger Games Collection,” consisting of all four films, debuted at No. 9 on the overall disc sales chart, while a two-pack consisting of both “Mockingjay” films, available exclusively at Walmart, bowed at No. 10.

The previous week’s top seller, season five of the highly rated HBO TV series “Game of Thrones,” fell all the way to No. 7 on the overall disc sales chart (and No. 6 on the Blu-ray sales chart) its second week in stores, suggesting die-hard fans bought the pricey boxed set early and are now happily binge-viewing away.

Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Peanuts Movie” remained at No. 3 on both sales charts for the second consecutive week, while the No. 4 spot on both charts went to “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” down from No. 2 on both sales charts the prior week.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was “The Good Dinosaur,” from Walt Disney Studios, down from No. 4 on both charts the week before.

According to VideoScan research, “Mockingjay – Part 2” generated 55% of its total unit sales from the Blu-ray format, compared to just 40% for “Daddy’s Home.” For both the “Hunger Games Collection” and the exclusive “Mockingjay” two-pack from Walmart, the split was 50-50.

On Home Media magazine’s rental chart for the week, “Daddy’s Home” beat out “Mockingjay – Part 2” for the No. 1 spot, although both titles created quite a stir at Redbox kiosks and other rental dealers because they were both issued by studios that don’t hold back new releases from Redbox.

The previous week’s top rental, Paramount’s “The Big Short,” a docudrama about the 2008 collapse of the housing market as seen from three different perspectives, slipped to No. 3.

Universal Pictures’ “Spotlight,” about the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal and cover-up, shot up to No. 4 now that its holdback from Redbox is over.

“The Good Dinosaur” remained at No. 5.

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

Top 20 VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ended 3/27/16:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (new)
2. Daddy’s Home (new)
3. The Peanuts Movie
4. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
5. The Good Dinosaur
6. Creed
7. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season
8. Sisters
9. The Hunger Games Collection (new)
10. The Hungers Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2 (new; Walmart exclusive)
11. The Martian
12. Minions
13. Spectre
14. Hotel Transylvania 2
15. Monster High: Great Scarrier Reef (new)
16. Inside Out
17. Goosebumps
18. Barbie: Spy Squad
19. Jurassic World
20. The Big Short

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 3/27/16:

1. Daddy’s Home (new)
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (new)
3. The Big Short
4. Spotlight
5. The Good Dinosaur
6. Spectre
7. The Secret in Their Eyes
8. The Night Before
9. Black Mass
10. The Intern

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

More Digital

  • Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a

    Facebook Reportedly Gave Tech Companies Access to User Data Beyond Disclosures

    Facebook gave tech companies like Amazon, Spotify, and Microsoft more access to user data than the company had previously disclosed. According to a New York Times report, the special arrangements were discovered in internal Facebook documents that track partnerships and were acquired by the Times. The report states that Facebook gave Netflix and Spotify access [...]

  • Eros Now Launches Quickie Original Strand

    Eros Now Launches Quickie Original Strand With 'Date Gone Wrong' (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Date Gone Wrong” is the first of a slate of original short-format video series being produced at Eros Now, the Indian streaming service operated by Eros International. The company plans about 50 series launches in 2019 in its Quickie strand, as part of its recently hinted-at strategy of launching 100 new series on the platform. [...]

  • Oath - Yahoo - AOL -

    Verizon Is Officially Killing the 'Oath' Name

    Oath, we hardly knew ye. Less than two years after Verizon unveiled Oath as the name for the merged AOL-Yahoo internet group, the telco announced that the name will be discontinued, with Oath to be renamed the “Verizon Media Group” as of Jan. 8, 2019. Oath has been a disappointment for Verizon: The telco spent nearly $10 [...]

  • Quibi - Tim Connolly - Jim

    Jeffrey Katzenberg's Quibi Adds Ex-Hulu Execs Tim Connolly, Jim O'Gorman to Management Team

    Quibi, the mobile-TV startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, has tapped several Hulu alums among its latest hires. Tim Connolly, formerly senior VP of partnerships and distribution at Hulu, has joined Quibi as head of partnerships and advertising. Jim O’Gorman, previously Hulu’s SVP of talent and organization, is now head of talent and [...]

  • European Union Placeholder

    Europe, Hollywood Hail Landmark E.U. Territorial Licensing Agreement

    Industry organizations and major companies in Europe and Hollywood welcomed Tuesday a high-level European Union agreement that in large part preserves producers’ ability to sell movies and TV shows on an exclusive territory-by-territory basis. Territorial licensing is a financial backbone of the film and TV business in Europe. Recognition of such licensing came last Thursday in [...]

  • Crunchyroll Kun Gao - Joanne Waage

    Crunchyroll Co-Founder Kun Gao Moves Into Advisory Role, Joanne Waage Heads Anime Service as GM

    Kun Gao, co-founder and former general manager of Crunchyroll, has stepped aside from day-to-day management of the anime-streaming service, which is now led by general manager Joanne Waage. According to a Crunchyroll statement, Gao remains “very much involved” with the service as an adviser and is “continuing to work on several projects.” In addition, Gao [...]

  • Charter Communications logo

    Charter Reaches $174 Million Settlement on Internet-Throttling Fraud Suit

    Charter Communications agreed to a settlement valued at $174.2 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging the U.S.’s second-biggest cable operator defrauded broadband customers by failing to deliver promised internet speeds. According to the terms of the settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office, Charter will pay $62.5 million in direct refunds to 700,000 active broadband [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content