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‘Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Split Top Disc Sales Honors

'Turtles' sequel tops overall chart but 'Beauty' scores on Blu-ray Disc

Paramount scored top-selling disc honors the week ended Sept. 25 with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” while Walt Disney Studios snagged the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart with its 25th anniversary edition of “Beauty and the Beast.”

“Beauty” debuted at No. 3 on NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales charts, which tracks combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales. “Out of the Shadows,” the sequel to the 2014 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” remake, debuted at No. 2 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“Out of the Shadows” grossed $82 million, less than half what the original earned in U.S. theaters. “Beauty,” available only as a Blu-ray Disc combo back (with DVD and digital copy), was the third most-successful film of 1991, topped only by the summer hits “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.”

“Captain America: Civil War,” also distributed on home video by Disney, slipped to No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

Rounding out the top five, on both sales charts, were two new releases from Universal Pictures: the comedy “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” at No. 4 and “Free State of Jones” at No. 5.

“Sorority Rising” stars Seth Rogen and Zac Efron as hapless neighbors to a wild sorority (in the original “Neighbors,” it was a fraternity). The film earned $55.3 million in U.S. theaters, compared to more than $150 million for the 2014 original.

Free State of Jones” ($20.8 million) is a historical drama starring Matthew McConaughey as a Confederate Army deserter who leads an uprising against a corrupt local government.

NPD research shows that “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” generated 68% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, compared to 51% for “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and 45% for “The Free State of Jones.”

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” debuted at No. 1 while Universal Pictures’ “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” shot up to No. 2 now that its 28-day holdback from Redbox has ended.

Lionsgate’s “Now You See Me 2,” the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 3, while the No. 4 spot went to another film that has just become available on Redbox, “The Nice Guys,” from Warner.

Rounding out the top five on the rental chart was “Captain America: Civil War,” which had debuted the prior week at No. 4.

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 9/25/16:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (new)
2. Captain America: Civil War
3. Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Signature Edition (new)
4. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
5. Free State of Jones (new)
6. The Jungle Book
7. The Conjuring 2
8. Hocus Pocus
9. Now You See Me 2
10. Labyrinth: 30th Anniversary Edition (new)
11. Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season
12. The Angry Birds Movie
13. Deadpool
14. Me Before You
15. The Huntsman: Winter’s War
16. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
17. Zootopia
18. Now You See Me
19. Ghostbusters
20. It

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 9/25/16:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (new)
2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War
3. Now You See Me 2
4. The Nice Guys
5. Captain America: Civil War
6. The Jungle Book
7. Money Monster
8. The Boss
9. Marauders
10. The Angry Birds Movie

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

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