Animation owns home video sales on the latest Nielsen Top 10 List for DVD and Blu-ray purchases. Warner’s The LEGO Movie remains in the top spot; no doubt, thanks in part to the uber-catchy anthem, “Everything Is Awesome,” that can be heard in many variations throughout the film.
Music plays, perhaps, an even larger role in the next animated flick on the list; Disney’s Frozen holds the number 3 spot, fueled by several massive songs featured in the film and on the film’s soundtrack.
Sony Pictures’ Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature climbs into the Top 10 for the week ending July 13, rounding out the Top 10’s animated clips.
Conversely, Home Media Magazine’s Top 10 Rentals for the same period contains no animated movies.
From the perspective of a parent to three kids under 10, any movie driven by melodies that can’t be shaken from the brain are going to be necessary for a much greater duration than just one or two nights. This seems a perfectly acceptable explanation for the absence of animated features on the rental list.
If you’re one of those people that still thinks everything is awesome, you’ll probably be happy to know that Warner Bros. not only has plans for a sequel to the The LEGO Movie, but a spin-off as well. The LEGO Movie 2 will hit theaters in 2017, but not before Ninjago, a ninja-themed spin-off based on the popular TV series LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, arrives in 2016.
The LEGO Movie held the title of the world’s highest grossing film of 2014 for much of this year, earning more than $460 million.
Today, Transformers: Age of Extinction claims that title, having grossed nearly $900 million worldwide, making it the 32nd highest grossing film of all time.
Excitement for that film’s release helped push other titles from the Transformers franchise off store shelves, landing Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen inside Nielsen’s Top 20 VideoScan First Alert chart.
Other titles inside the Nielsen Top 10 for the week ending July 13 include 300: Rise of an Empire, Lone Survivor, Raid 2 and, new this week, Bad Words.
Nielsen Top 10 DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs for the week ending July 13th
1. The Lego Movie – Warner
2. 300: Rise of an Empire – Warner
3. The Lego Movie (Blu-Ray/DVD) – Disney/Buena Vista
4. Frozen – Universal
5. 300: Rise of an Empire (Blu-Ray/DVD) – Twentieth Century Fox
6. Lone Survivor – Universal
7. Monster High: Clawesome Double Feature – Sony Pictures
8. Transformers: The Dark of the Moon – Paramount
9. Raid 2 (Blu-Ray) – Universal
10. Bad Words – Universal
[image: Warner Bros.]