‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3’ Tops Record Sales for Second Week; ‘Everything Everywhere’ Tops Blu-ray Chart – Media Play News


Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets

John Latchem

Warner’s Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets remained No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended July 9.

It’s the second week at the top of the overall sales chart for the third of the “Fantastic Beasts” films, which serve as prequels to the “Harry Potter” films. However, it fell to No. 2 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Blu-ray’s top seller, and #2 overall, was Lionsgate’s Everything everywhere all at once. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as an unlikely hero who must channel new powers to battle the daunting dangers of the multiverse. It grossed $67.7 million at the domestic box office and sold 93.2% as many copies in its first week as fantastic beasts did in his second.

Blu-ray Disc formats accounted for 88% of the total Everywhere unit sales, with 44% standard Blu-ray and 44% 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. This compared to fantastic beasts only having 59% of its sales on Blu-ray (47% standard BD, 12% 4K), which explains how Everywhere landed it on the Blu-ray charts.

#3 on both charts was another new release, Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second film based on the hit PBS television series “Downton Abbey”. The period film follows the Crawleys and their crew as they welcome a film crew and their glamorous stars to Downton for the filming of a new silent film, while other family members set off on a grand adventure to a villa in the south of France to uncover a mystery about the Dowager Countess and her past. It grossed $43.9 million at the domestic box office. Blu-ray formats accounted for 48% of the total Downtown disc sales, of which 4% in 4K and 44% in standard Blu-ray.

Dropping two spots to No. 4 on both charts was Universal Pictures’ The villainsa DreamWorks Animation adaptation of the Scholastic book series of the same name.

Marvel Comics adaptation from Sony Pictures Morbius slipped to No. 5 on both charts, also down two places from the previous week.

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The only other newcomer to the top 10 was Universal’s Memory, the latest action thriller starring Liam Neeson, which debuted at No. 6 on both charts. It grossed $7.3 million at the domestic box office.

A new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of the 2014 sci-fi film Tom Cruise edge of tomorrow pushed the time travel adventure up the overall top 20 to No. 13 and No. 7 on the Blu-ray chart. The new 4K edition accounted for 91% of the title’s sales for the week.

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The Media Play News rental chart for the week ended July 10 had Memory at No. 1.

Rental No. 2 was Vertical Entertainment’s Thriller Last seen alivewhich remains a Redbox-exclusive record rental for the next few weeks.

The best rental of the previous week, The villainsslipped to No. 3, followed by Morbius at No. 4 and Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets at No. 5.

Everywhere debuted as Rental No. 7.

Top 20 sellers for the week ending 7-9-22
Top 20 rentals for the week ending 7-10-22
Top 20 Best Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 07/09/22
Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for Week Ended 7-9-22


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