Originally posted on Variety:
The big sci-fi action sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, easily topped all three national home video charts for the week ending Oct. 5.
The film, which earned $245.4 million in U.S. theaters and ranks as the year’s No. 4 movie in terms of box office gross, shot to the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined, as well as Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-Ray Disc sales chart.
The Universal Studios comedy “Neighbors,” which debuted at No. 1 on both sales charts the prior week, slipped to No. 2. According to Nielsen research, “Neighbors” sold just 13% as many copies its second week in stores as “Transformers” moved its first week in stores. The disparity was even greater on Blu-ray, with “Neighbors” selling less than 7% as many units – which isn’t surprising, given that “Transformers” generated a…
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