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‘Independence Day’ Remains Atop Home-Video Charts

Slow week for new releases sees few changes to disc sales charts

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Independence Day: Resurgence” benefited from a slow week for new releases to claim the top spot on the home video sales charts for a second consecutive week.

The week ended Oct. 30 saw the sequel take No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
The Halloween season helped Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” a popular catalog title, jump to No. 2 overall, selling 68% as many copies as IDR.

Sony’s “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” held steady at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart, followed at No. 4 by the highest-performing new release, Warner’s “Lights Out.”

A critically lauded horror film, “Lights Out” also proved a box office success, earning $67.3 million at the domestic box office against a budget of $4.9 million.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, “Lights Out” mustered only a No. 7 debut, with the high-def format accounting for 34% of the title’s total unit sales.

“Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” was the No. 2 Blu-ray, followed by Walt Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” at No. 3 and Fox’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” at No. 4.

Warner’s “The Legend of Tarzan” dropped a slot to No. 5 on both charts.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Warner’s “Central Intelligence” and 20th Century Fox’s “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” came off their 28-day holdbacks from Redbox kiosks to take No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The previous week’s top rental, “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call,” dropped to No. 3.
Rounding out the rental chart were two Universal Pictures’ titles new to kiosks after a delay: “The Purge: Election Year” at No. 4 and “Warcraft”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 10/30/16:

1. Independence Day: Resurgence (new)
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
4. Lights Out (new)
5. The Legend of Tarzan
6. Alice Through the Looking Glass
7. X-Men: Apocalypse
8. Ice Age: Collision Course
9. Nerve (new)
10. Shopkins: Chef Club (new)
11. Captain America: Civil War
12. The Nightmare Before Christmas
13. Central Intelligence
14. Beauty and the Beast
15. Skiptrace (new)
16. Warcraft
17. Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
18. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
19. Ghostbusters
20. The Conjuring 2

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 10/30/16:

1. Central Intelligence
2. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
3. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
4. The Purge: Election Year
5. Warcraft
6. Nerve (new)
7. Free State of Jones
8. Alice Through the Looking Glass
9. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
10. The Conjuring 2

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

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