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After three weeks atop the sales charts, it took an evil fairy to unseat “X-Men: Days of Future Past” on home video. “Maleficent” was No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert, which tracks overall disc sales, and the firm’s dedicated Blu-ray chart, reported Home Media Magazine. After grossing more than $750 million at the worldwide box office, the Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Sleeping Beauty” starring Angelina Jolie sold more than half of its units on Blu-ray, and it wasn’t the only title to do so. In fact, the top five sellers last week all sold more discs on Blu-ray than on standard DVD.