‘Annihilation’ Bows at No. 2 on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Chart – Variety
Marvel’s “Black Panther,” distributed by Walt Disney Studios, topped both national home video sales charts the week ended June 2, marking its third consecutive week as the country’s top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
The sci-fi horror film “Annihilation,” a theatrical underperformer from Paramount Pictures, debuted at No. 2 on both the NPD VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. According to NPD data, the film, which earned just over $32 million in U.S. theaters, sold 38% as many units its first week in stores as “Black Panther” did in the superhero film’s third week of availability.
“Annihilation” stars Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as members of a group of military scientists who enter “The Shimmer,” a quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and creatures.
Twentieth Century Fox’s spy thriller “Red Sparrow” slipped a spot on both charts to No. 3 from No. 2 the prior week. The film, with a $47 million domestic gross, stars Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina who becomes a seductive spy after an injury cuts short her dancing career.
Another 20th Century Fox film, “The Greatest Showman,” finished at No. 4 on both charts.
Rounding out the top five on the overall disc sales chart was Warner’s “Game Night,” down from No. 3 the prior week. The Jason Bateman-starring comedy finished the week at No. 7 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, where “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” moved back up a notch to finish the week at No. 5.
“Annihilation” generated 69% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc; 11% of the total were in the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format, which is available exclusively at Best Buy until Oct. 29.
For the third week of “Black Panther,” Blu-ray contributed 64% to its total copies sold, with 11% from UHD Blu-ray.
On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended June 3, Game Night was No. 1 for the second consecutive week, with “Red Sparrow” shooting up to No. 2 now that its week-long holdback from Redbox is over.
“Black Panther” slipped a spot to No. 3, with “Annihilation” bowing at No. 4 and Warner’s “The 15:17 to Paris” moving up to No. 5 now that its seven-day holdback from Redbox is over.
Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ended 6/02/18:
1. Black Panther
2. Annihilation (new)
3. Red Sparrow
4. The Greatest Showman
5. Game Night
6. Fifty Shades Freed
7. Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi
8. The 15:17 to Paris
9. Peter Rabbit
11. Thor: Ragnarok
12. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
13. 12 Strong
15. Maze Runner: The Death Cure
16. I Kill Giants
17. Early Man
18. Spider-Man: Homecoming
19. Justice League
Top 10 Media Play News rental chart for the week ended 6/03/18:
1. Game Night
2. Red Sparrow
3. Black Panther
4. Annihilation (new)
5. The 15:17 to Paris
6. 12 Strong
7. Peter Rabbit
8. Den of Thieves
9. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
10. The Greatest Showman