The faith-based?I Can Only Imagine, distributed by Lionsgate, debuted at No. 1 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended June 16.
The Christian film, which tells the story of the MercyMe song of the same name, proved to be a surprise box office hit, taking in more than $83 million at U.S. theaters compared with a reported budget of $7 million.
Blu-ray Disc accounted for 40% of?I Can Only Imagine?unit sales. The?Media Play News?rental chart for the week ended June 17 also saw?I Can Only Imagine?debut at No. 1, with Fox?s?Death Wish?remake, the previous week?s top title, dropping to No. 2.
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By: John Latchem