×

‘Greatest Showman’ Tops Disc Sales Charts as ‘Last Jedi’ Slips to No. 2

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century Fox.

The Greatest Showman,” a musical biopic about circus showman P.T. Barnum, took the No. 1 spot the week ended April 14 on both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and NPD VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“The Last Jedi” slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many discs as the Fox musical, which earned over $173 million in U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both the overall and Blu-ray disc sales charts was Sony Pictures’ successful “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

The No. 4 spot on the two sales charts went to two different new releases. On the overall disc chart, season three of “Outlander” series debuted at No. 4, while on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart Warner’s animated direct-to-video “Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay” took fourth place.

“Suicide Squad” bowed at No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart, while on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart fifth place went to Disney’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” still in the top after more than a month of availability.

“Outlander: Season Three” debuted at No. 6 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

One other new release made the top 10 its first week out: Sony Pictures’ “Proud Mary,” a mob thriller with a box office take of less than $21 million. The film debuted at No. 8 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 10 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The Greatest Showman” generated 66% of its first week sales from Blu-ray Disc and 7% from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, NPD data shows.

“Outlander” sales were just 43% Blu-ray, compared to 70% for “Suicide Squad.”

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended April 15, the “Jumanji” sequel held onto the top spot for a fourth consecutive week.

Warner’s “Father Figures” remained at No. 2, with the next three chart positions going to new releases: “Proud Mary” at No. 3; “All the Money in the World,” also from Sony Pictures, at No. 4; and “Molly’s Game,” from Universal Pictures, at No. 5.

Thomas K. Arnold is editorial director of Media Play News.

Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 4/14/18:

1. The Greatest Showman (new)
2. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
3. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
4. Outlander: Season Three (new)
5. Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (new)
6. Thor: Ragnarok
7. Coco
8. Proud Mary (new)
9. Justice League
10. Ferdinand
11. Pitch Perfect 3
12. Molly’s Game (new)
13. Insidious: The Last Key
14. All the Money in the World (new)
15. Phantom Thread (new)
16. Braven (new)
17. Jumanji (1995)
18. Father Figures
19. The Shape of Water
20. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Top 10 Media Play News rental chart for the week ended 4/15/18:

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (new)
2. Father Figures
3. Proud Mary (new)
4. All the Money in the World (new)
5. Molly’s Game (new)
6. Justice League
7. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
8. Insidious: The Last Key
9. Ferdinand
10. Thor: Ragnarok

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

Popular on Variety

More Digital

  • Doug Scott - Twitch

    Twitch Recruits Zynga's Doug Scott as Chief Marketing Officer

    Doug Scott is leaving as game company Zynga’s marketing boss to become Twitch’s CMO. Scott assumes the CMO role at Twitch after previous chief marketing officer Kate Jhaveri exited this summer to become the NBA’s top marketing exec. News of Scott’s hire comes less than a month after Twitch launched a redesigned logo and site, [...]

  • Carter Hansen - VidCon

    VidCon Hires Ex-AwesomenessTV Exec Carter Hansen to Head Conference Programming

    VidCon hired Carter Hansen, a founding executive at AwesomenessTV, as VP of programming to oversee conference programming and content for the internet-video events producer. In the newly created role, Hansen reports to VidCon GM Jim Louderback and will be based in Viacom’s Hollywood office. As part of overseeing programming worldwide for VidCon’s community, creator and [...]

  • The Boys Amazon Prime

    Nielsen Adds Amazon Prime Video to SVOD Measurement, With Limitations

    After two years of measuring Netflix viewing, Nielsen has now added Amazon Prime Video to the mix of subscription-streaming services it tracks — and with the same set of limitations. Nielsen’s SVOD Content Ratings originally launched in October 2017 with Netflix. According to the research firm, the addition of Amazon Prime Video measurement will let [...]

  • Gavel Court Placeholder

    Netflix Movie Scammer Admits to Defrauding Investors Out of $14 Million

    A California man has admitted to defrauding investment groups — nabbing $14 million — by falsely claiming the money would be used to produce a feature film for Netflix. On Oct. 18, Adam Joiner, 41, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in U.S. District Court, according to federal authorities. [...]

  • netflix debt

    Netflix to Raise Another $2 Billion Through Debt to Fund Massive Content Spending

    Netflix, burning boatloads of cash with a projected $15 billion content budget for 2019, is adding to its debt load once again. On Monday (Oct. 21), Netflix announced plans to offer approximately $2.0 billion aggregate principal amount of junk bonds, in both U.S dollar and euro denominations. As of Sept. 30, Netflix reported $12.43 billion [...]

  • Bristol, CT - July 26, 2018

    Mina Kimes Helps ESPN Kick Off 'Daily' Podcast

    Mina Kimes is preparing to take ESPN into a new frontier. The sports-media giant has launched a “SportsCenter” for Snapchat and tested baseball telecasts for kids. Now it’s hoping to set up shop in another media venue. Starting tomorrow, the Disney-backed company launches “ESPN Daily,” a weekday morning podcast that aims to tap its vast [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content