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‘Transformers’ Bumps ‘Wonder Woman’ to No. 2 on Disc Sales Charts

Superhero film sales still strong in second week of release

Transformers: The Last Knight,” from Paramount Home Media Distribution, debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ended Sept. 30.

But Warner’s “Wonder Woman” movie, although bumped down to the No. 2 spot, remained in high demand, selling 87% as many units as the latest “Transformers” film in its second week of release.

The No. 3 spot on NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, went to Lionsgate’s “47 Meters Down,” the latest in a series of shark-attack thrillers. The film made more than $44 million in U.S. theaters.

Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” came in at No. 3 on NPD’s Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart and No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart. Earlier, the film spent three weeks at No. 1.

Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” slipped to No. 4 on both charts its third week in stores, while the No. 5 spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart went to DreamWorks Animation’s “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” distributed by 20th Century Fox.

NPD data shows that “Transformers” generated 70% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, just a little less than the 73% figure posted by “Wonder Woman” in its first week. In its second week in stores, the Blu-ray Disc percentage for “Wonder Woman” slipped to 66%.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the week ended Oct. 1, “Wonder Woman” shot to No. 1 now that its brief week-long holdback from Redbox is over.

Transformers: The Last Knight” debuted at No. 2, while “47 Meters Down” bowed at No. 3. (Both Paramount and Lionsgate release their films to Redbox on the same day they become available for sale.)

“Captain Underpants,” the prior week’s top rental, slipped to No. 4, while “Baywatch” fell to No. 5 from No. 2.

Thomas K. Arnold is Editorial Director of Home Media Magazine.

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 9/30/17:

1. Transformers: The Last Knight (new)
2. Wonder Woman
3. 47 Meters Down (new)
4. The Mummy
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
6. Hocus Pocus
7. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
8. It (1990)
9. The Lion King: Signature Collection
10. Kingsman: The Secret Service
11. Longmire: The Complete Fifth Season (new)
12. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season
13. John Wick: Chapter 2
14. Transformers 5-Movie Collection (new)
15. Baywatch
16. The LEGO Batman Movie
17. Alien: Convenant
18. Sing
19. The Boss Baby
20. Monster House

Top 10 Home Media Magazine rental chart for the week ended 10/1/17:

1. Wonder Woman
2. Transformers: The Last Knight (new)
3. 47 Meters Down (new)
4. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
5. Baywatch
6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
7. The Big Sick
8. Rough Night
9. First Kill
10. Snatched

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

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