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‘Ride Along 2’ Rides Up to No. 2 on Disc Sales Chart

'The Revenant' still no. 1 on overall chart, while 'Star Wars' returns as top Blu-ray Disc seller

Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Revenant” remained the top-selling disc for the second consecutive week, holding on to the No. 1 spot on the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart for the week ended May 1.

But Walt Disney Studios’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” regained the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart, bumping “The Revenant” – which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a rugged frontiersman who squares off against a bear who mauled him and a confidant who betrayed him – to No. 2.

A new release, “Ride Along 2,” from Universal Pictures, bowed at No. 2 on the overall disc sales chart (and No. 3 on the Blu-ray Disc chart). The film, which earned $90.9 million in U.S. theaters, is a sequel to the 2014 original and features returning stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in a series of fast-paced, comedic misadventures.

The No. 3 spot on the overall disc sales chart went to “The Force Awakens,” while “Krampus,” an inventive monster movie from Universal Pictures with a box office gross of $42.7 million, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five, also on both charts, was Anchor Bay’s “The Hateful Eight.”
A third new release, “Jane Got a Gun,” debuted at No. 9 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 13 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The Western drama stars Natalie Portman as a frontierswoman fighting a gang of brutal outlaws.

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In the wake of singer Prince’s death, “Purple Rain,” his 1994 musical, reappeared on the sales chart at No. 11.

According to NPD data, “The Revenant” generated 49% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, down from 52% its first week in stores.

Among the new releases, “Krampus” was 53% Blu-ray Disc, more than “Ride Along 2” (44%) and “Jane Got a Gun” (31%).

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, Warner’s “Point Break” remake shot to No. 1 now that its month-long holdback from Redbox is over. “Sisters,” from Universal Pictures, slipped to No. 2 after two weeks in the top chart position. Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home” was No. 3 for the third consecutive week, while “The Force Awakens” slipped to No. 4 (from No. 2) and Lionsgate’s “Norm of the North” slid to No. 5 (from No. 4).

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

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 5/1/16:

1. The Revenant
2. Ride Along 2 (new)
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4. Krampus (new)
5. The Hateful Eight
6. Norm of the North
7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
8. Ip Man 3
9. Jane Got a Gun (new)
10. The Good Dinosaur
11. Purple Rain
12. Snow White and the Huntsman
13. Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season
14. Game of Thrones: Season 1
15. Game of Thrones: Season 2
16. The Peanuts Movie
17. Daddy’s Home
18. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
19. Justice League vs. Teen Titans
20. The Martian

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 5/1/16:

1. Point Break
2. Sisters
3. Daddy’s Home
4. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens)
5. Norm of the North
6. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
7. Jane Got a Gun (new)
8. Creed
9. In the Heart of the Sea
10. The Hateful Eight

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

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