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THE LEGO MOVIE FLIES OFF RETAIL SHELVES

June 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing sells better on DVD and Blu-ray Disks than animated family movies. And Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie is no exception. While studios don’t release actual sales figures, The Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart indicated on Wednesday that the movie, which theatrically broke a President’s Day record when it opened with $69.1 million in February — and went on to earn $265 million at the domestic box office — outsold the No. 2 video, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, by a 13-1 margin. (The latter movie has been out for three weeks.) No. 3 on the list was Universal’s Non Stop, starring Liam Neeson, which debuted on the sales chart last week at No. 2. The low budget, critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel came in fourth in total sales but third in Blu-ray only. On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, 20th Century Fox’s 3 Days to Kill jumped to No. 1 after its 28-day Netflix and Rentrac embargo ended. It replaced Paramount’s Jack Ryan, which slipped to No. 2. Lionsgate’s well-reviewed Joe, starring Nicolas Cage, released in April in only 48 theaters, where it earned less than $400,000, debuted in third place on the rental chart.