“Edge of Tomorrow” topped the national home video sales charts the week ending Oct. 12, bumping the prior week’s top seller, “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, to No. 2.
“Edge of Tomorrow,” from Warner Bros., earned just over $100 million in U.S. theaters. The film is one of four new releases that debuted in the top five on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined.
Walt Disney Studios’ “Sleeping Beauty,” newly released in an extras-packed “Diamond Edition,” bowed at No. 3. The Diamond edition of the 1959 animated classic includes the film on Blu-ray Disc, standard DVD and Digital HD.
“A Million Ways to Die in the West,” a Western comedy written, directed and starring Seth MacFarlane, debuted at No. 4. The Universal Studios release also stars Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson (along with newly named Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris) and earned a domestic box office gross of $42.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was Walt Disney Studios’ “Million Dollar Arm,” the feel-good movie about a down-on-his-luck sports agent who stages a reality show in India in the hopes of turning cricket players into Major League Baseball pitching stars. The film, with Jon Hamm as the agent, earned $36.5 million in U.S. theaters.
“Edge of Tomorrow” generated 62% of its first-week sales from the Blu-ray Disc version, compared to 47% for “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and just 27% for “Million Dollar Arm.”
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