The faith-based film I Can Only Imagine shocked Hollywood at the box office in March and it’s doing the same in the DVD market this month, soaring to No. 1 in sales and rentals in data released Thursday.
I Can Only Imagine(PG) debuted at No. 1 in sales in its first week on DVD, according to the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ending June 16. Tomb Raider was No. 2, Black Panther No. 3, Sherlock Gnomes No. 4, and A Wrinkle In Time No. 5. MediaPlayNews.comwas the first to report the sales chart.
I Can Only Imagine also was No. 1 in rentalsfor the week ending June 17, according to Media Play News Market Research and Redbox. On the rental list, Death Wish was No. 2, Sherlock Gnomes No. 3, A Wrinkle In Time No. 4, and Game Night No. 5.
The movie tells the story behind the famous MercyMe song, detailing how singer Bart Millard’s abusive father came to Christ late in life. It finished in the Top 4 at the box office in its first three weekends and has grossed $83 million.
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Publication date: June 22, 2018