The top new release on NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart the week ended May 26 was 20th Century Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” which debuted at No. 2 selling 22% as many discs as the returning superhero actioner.
“Sparrow” stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina who is forced into becoming a seductive secret agent after her dancing career is cut short due to injury. It earned $46.9 million at the domestic box office.
No. 3 on both charts was Warner’s “Game Night,” a comedy about a group of friends who are caught up in a life-and-death caper that they believe is an elaborate role-playing game. It took in $68.9 million at U.S. theaters.
Rounding out the top five on both charts were Universal Pictures’ “Fifty Shades Freed” at No. 4 and Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” at No. 5.
Three other new releases managed to crack the top 20, led by Warner’s “The 15:17 to Paris,” which bowed at No. 6 overall and No. 8 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The Clint Eastwood-directed docudrama, which earned $36.3 million domestically, tells the story of the three American servicemen (playing themselves) who foiled a terrorist attack on a European train in 2015.
Debuting at No. 11 (No. 14 on the Blu-ray Disc Sales chart) was the Image Entertainment fantasy “I Kill Giants,” followed by Lionsgate’s “Early Man,” a stop-motion animated film from the creators of “Wallace and Gromit,” at No. 12 (No. 13 on the Blu-ray chart).
Universal’s re-release of the four “Jurassic Park” films in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray boxed set pushed the “Jurassic Park Collection” back onto the charts at No. 15 overall and No. 11 on the Blu-ray charts. The new 4K edition accounted for 73% of total unit sales of the four-movie set. A fifth film, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is slated for theaters June 22.
Among the new releases, “Red Sparrow” saw 62% of its total copies sold in the Blu-ray format, with 12% of the total being in the UHD format. Blu-ray accounted for 48% of “Game Night” and “I Kill Giants” sales, 45% for “15:17 to Paris,” and 50% for “Early Man.”
For the second week of “Black Panther,” Blu-ray contributed 68% to its total copies sold, with 11% from UHD Blu-ray.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended May 27, “Game Night” debuted at No. 1, with “Black Panther” slipping a spot to No. 2.
“Early Man” entered the rental chart at No. 10.
Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ended 5/26/18:
1. Black Panther
2. Red Sparrow (new)
3. Game Night (new)
4. Fifty Shades Freed
5. The Greatest Showman
6. The 15:17 to Paris (new)
7. Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi
8. Peter Rabbit
10. Thor: Ragnarok
11. I Kill Giants (new)
12. Early Man (new)
13. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
14. 12 Strong
15. Jurassic Park Collection
17. Maze Runner: The Death Cure
18. Rick and Morty: Season 3
19. Spider-Man: Homecoming
20. Justice League
Top 10 Media Play News rental chart for the week ended 5/27/18:
1. Game Night (new)
2. Black Panther
3. 12 Strong
4. Peter Rabbit
5. Den of Thieves
6. Fifty Shades Freed
7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
8. The Greatest Showman
9. Maze Runner: The Death Cure
10. Early Man (new)
For complete sales and rental charts, visit MediaPlayNews.com