For the week that ended on October 15th, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Dominion topped the Blu-ray-only chart. The third film the Jurassic World trilogy (and sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise) began filming in February 2020 for a June 2021 release. However, in March 2020, filming was put on hold when the coronavirus pandemic struck much of the Western world. Filming would eventually resume in July 2020 with the aid of an entire hotel that Universal rented for the production to use as a “bubble”, making Jurassic World: Dominion one of the first films to resume production after the pandemic began. Filming was eventually completed in November 2020 and post-production meant that it was not completed until November 2021. Along with the return of Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, The film also marked the return of actors Sam Neil and Laura Dern as paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, the two leads in the original Jurassic Park, making Jurassic World: Dominion the first time in almost thirty years that all three characters had been in the same film. Despite this casting coup, reviews for the film have been largely negative, but that hasn’t stopped it from grossing over $376 million domestically and over $1 billion globally so far. This week, Jurassic World: Dominion had an HD share of 73% and 48% of units sold from the 4K UHD format.
Dropping to second place on the Blu-ray-only chart is Walt Disney Home Entertainment’s Thor: Love and Thunder. The fourth film for the Asgardian god of thunder is the 29th in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also featured the return of Portman as Jane Porter. Shot in Sydney Australia in 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder opened in July 2022 to mixed reviews, but still managed to top the box office in its opening weekend with over $144 million. So far, the film has grossed over $343 million domestically and over $760 million globally, making it currently the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2022. This week, Thor: Love and Thunder sold 97% as many Blu-ray units as Jurassic World: Dominion, with an HD share of 56% and 19% of units sold from the 4K UHD format.
And making a return to the top three on the Blu-ray-only chart is Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection. The complete (at least at present) collection of cinematic outings for the boy wizard was last in the top three Blu-rays back in January 2021. This week, the Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection sold 49% as many units as Jurassic World: Dominion, with an HD share of 86%, of which 35% came from the 4K UHD format.
Elsewhere on the charts, Universal’s Beast (2022) was the week’s top new release and came in at No. 5 on the Blu-ray-only chart, while the 4K UHD and remastered Blu-ray release of Lost Highway from the Criterion Collection landed that film at No 8 on the Blu-ray-only chart, with an HD share of 99%, of which 80% came from the 4K UHD format. Also noteworthy is that Universal’s 60th anniversary re-release of To Kill a Mockingbird saw 73% of units sold from the 4K UHD format.
Top Ten Blu-ray Sellers for Week Ending 10/15/22:
- Jurassic World: Dominion
- Thor: Love and Thunder
- Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection
- DC League of Super-Pets
- Beast (2022)
- Minions: The Rise of Gru
- Elvis (2022)
- Lost Highway
- Dune (2021)
- Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind
Top Five Home Media Sellers for Week Ending 10/15/22 (% of Blu-ray’s Market Share Noted):
- Thor: Love and Thunder (56%)
- Jurassic World: Dominion (73%)
- Beast (2022) (44%)
- DC League of Super-Pets (46%)
- Hocus Pocus (21%)
Top Blu-ray 3D Sellers for Week Ending 10/15/22 (Per % of Total Unit Sales):
- Dune 3D (2021) (0.80%)
- Top Gun 3D (0.68%)
- The Wizard of Oz 3D (0.02%)
Top Five UHD Blu-ray Sellers for Week Ending 10/15/22 (Per % of Total Unit Sales):
- The Godfather 4K (98%)
- Lost Highway 4K (80%)
- To Kill a Mockingbird 4K (73%)
- Middle Earth 31-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K (71%)
- Dune 4K (2021) (67%)