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‘Kung Fu Panda’ Knocks ‘Zootopia’ Off Top-Selling Disc Perch

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' debuts as top rental title

It took another animated family feature with a huge box office haul to dislodge Walt Disney Studios’ “Zootopia” from the top spot on the national home video sales charts.

Kung Fu Panda 3,” the third installment in the series about bumbling panda Po and his mastery of the martial arts to save his panda peeps from adversity, bowed at No. 1 on both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart and the Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart.

The DreamWorks Animation film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, earned $143.5 million in theaters and once again features an all-star voice cast that includes Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Bryan Cranston (of “Breaking Bad” fame).

Zootopia,” the animated “buddy cop” film about a rabbit cop and a red fox con that earned $340.8 million in U.S. theaters, slid to No. 2 on both charts after three years at the top.

On the overall disc chart, Universal Pictures’ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” a belated sequel to the 2002 comedy about a young Greek woman who falls in love with a non-Greek, slipped to No. 3 after bowing at No. 2 on both charts the prior week. On the Blu-ray Disc chart the film fell to No. 5.

Rounding out the top five on the overall disc chart were 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” at No. 4 and Paramount’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” at No. 5, the same positions they occupied on the chart last week.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, “13 Hours” shot up to No. 3 from No. 5 the prior week, while “Deadpool” remained at No. 4.

Paramount’s “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” a comic drama with Tina Fey about a journalist who recounts her experience in Afghanistan, rode its $23 million theatrical take to a No. 6 debut on the overall disc chart (and a No. 7 bow on the Blu-ray Disc chart), while Universal Pictures’ “Eye in the Sky” ($18.7 million domestic gross), in which Helen Mirren plays a military officer charged with capturing terrorists in Kenya, debuted at No. 8 on both charts.

A fourth new release, Lionsgate’s “Precious Cargo,” a Bruce Willis crime drama, debuted at No. 11 on the overall disc chart and No. 14 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

“Kung Fu Panda” generated a surprisingly high 54% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 40% for “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” 49% for “Eye in the Sky” and just 29% for “Precious Cargo.”
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” debuted at No. 1, while “Zootopia” held firm at No. 2 and the prior week’s top rental, Warner’s “How to Be Single,” slipped to No. 3.

Rounding out the top five on the rental chart were Universal Pictures’ “Triple 9,” which just came off a 28-day holdback from Redbox, and, at No. 5, Paramount’s “10 Cloverfield Llane,” down from No. 3 the previous week.

“Precious Cargo” debuted at No. 8, and “Eye in the Sky” bowed at No. 9.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 7/3/16:

1. Kung Fu Panda 3 (new)
2. Zootopia
3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
4. Deadpool
5. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
6. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (new)
7. London Has Fallen
8. Eye in the Sky (new)
9. Gods of Egypt
10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
11. Precious Cargo (new)
12. Independence Day
13. The Revenant
14. 10 Cloverfield Lane
15. Now You See Me
16. King Fu Panda 1-3 (new)
17. Finding Nemo
18. Ghostbusters
19. Jurassic World
20. Game of Thrones: Season 1

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 7/3/16:

1. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (new)
2. Zootopia
3. How to Be Single
4. Triple 9
5. 10 Cloverfield Lane
6. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
7. Deadpool
8. Precious Cargo (new)
9. Eye in the Sky (new)
10. Ride Along 2

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

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