'Sui­cide Squad' Tops Home-Video Charts

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Warner Bros.' "Sui­cide Squad" was one of four new re­leases that de­buted among the top 20 ti­tles on the NPD VideoS­can First Alert sales chart, which tracks com­bined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, the week ended Dec. 18.

The comic-book ac­tioner, which earned $325.1 mil­lion in U.S. the­aters, also topped VideoS­can's ded­i­cated Blu­ray Disc sales chart for the week. The top five on both charts were iden­ti­cal.

Drop­ping a spot to No. 2 was the pre­vi­ous week's top seller, Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures' an­i­mated "The Se­cret Life of Pets." Ap­pear­ing at No. 3 was an­other new re­lease, 20th Cen­tury Fox's "Miss Peregrine's Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren." The fan­tasy film, directed by Tim Bur­ton based on the novel of the same name, earned $86.7 mil­lion do­mes­ti­cally.

No. 4 on both charts was Uni­ver­sal's ac­tion se­quel "Ja­son Bourne," fol­lowed by Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios' "Find­ing Dory" at No. 5, both drop­ping two spots from the pre­vi­ous week. The other new re­leases in the over­all top 20 were Paramount's "Ben-Hur" re­make at No. 14, and Uni­ver­sal's "Brid­get Jones's Baby," the third "Jones" movie and the first in 12 years, at No. 20.

Blu-ray Disc ac­counted for 60% of to­tal "Sui­cide Squad" unit sales, com­pared with 47% for "Miss Peregrine" and 51% for "Ben-Hur," which was No. 10 on the Blu-ray sales chart. "Brid­get Jones's Baby" was the No. 25 Blu-ray, with just 37% of sales in the high-def for­mat.

On Home Me­dia Mag­a­zine's rental chart for the week, "Ben-Hur" de­buted at No. 1. Uni­ver­sal's "Bad Moms" dropped to No. 2 af­ter three weeks in the top spot. Round­ing out the top five ren­tals were Dis­ney's "Pete's Dragon" at No. 3, Lion­s­gate's "Me­chanic: Resurrection" at No. 4, and "Find­ing Dory" at No. 5.

John Latchem is Man­ag­ing Edi­tor of Home Me­dia Mag­a­zine. Top 20 NPD VideoS­can First Alert, pow­ered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended

12/18/16: 1. Sui­cide Squad (new) 2. The Se­cret Life of Pets 3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Pe­cu­liar Chil­dren (new) 4. Ja­son Bourne 5. Find­ing Dory 6. Pete's Dragon (2016) 7. Elf 8. Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force

Awak­ens 9. The BFG 10. Na­tional Lam­poon's Christ­mas Va­ca­tion 11. The Po­lar Ex­press 12. How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas

(live­ac­tion) 13. Home Alone 14. Ben-Hur (2016) (new) 15. A Christ­mas Story 16. Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War 17. How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas

(car­toon) 18. Dead­pool 19. Star Trek Be­yond 20. Brid­get Jones's Baby (new) Top 10 Home Me­dia Mag­a­zine rental

chart for the week ended 12/18/16: 1. Ben-Hur (2016) (new) 2. Bad Moms 3. Pete's Dragon (2016) 4. Me­chanic: Resurrection 5. Find­ing Dory 6. Don't Breathe 7. Sausage Party 8. Nine Lives 9. Central In­tel­li­gence 10. The BFG

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

—Reuters

The cast of 'Sui­cide Squad' in pro­mo­tional shot.

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