Frozen video sales 3x as many as all other 19 movies in top 20 combined

Also, Frozen's album sells 202,000 copies this past week

Walt Disney Studios’ “Frozen” easily debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ending March 23, selling more than three times as many copies as all 19 other titles on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert top 20 sales chart combined.

The year’s Oscar winner for animated feature film, “Frozen” earned nearly $400 million at the domestic box office alone, with a global ticket tally of more than $1 billion – only the second animated feature to cross that milestone, after another Disney film, “Toy Story 3.” Last week Disney reported first-day disc sales of 3.2 million units, a tally that includes advance orders.

“Frozen” generated 50% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc, more than either “Saving Mr. Banks” (42%) or “American Hustle” (49%).

Frozen sold a whopping 202,000 copies this past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, notes Billboard. It was the album’s best week since Jan. 5, when it sold 165,000 copies. On last week’s chart, the album sold 99,000 copies but was still No. 1.

It has now earned seven non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. It has been on the chart for 17 weeks already. In total, 1.6 million copies of the album have been sold.

It's unusual for an album to log its best sales week so far into its chart life. "Frozen," which was released Nov. 26, 2013, is currently in its 17th week on the chart. Generally, albums start big and then taper off as the weeks tick by. Variety Billbort
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