‘Batman V Superman’ And ‘The Killing Joke’ Are Dominating DVD Sales

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Though Batman v Superman and The Killing Joke have mostly been panned by critics, they’ve definitely stricken a good chord with movie owners. Since its disc release, Batman v Superman in particular has been at the top of the list of NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart. For four straight weeks, it’s even been #1, and now The Killing Joke has reached #2 for its second week.

By comparison, Man of Steel was also tremendously successful with DVD sales, reaching $108 million domestically this past year. And it’s no surprise that the “Ultimate Edition” for Batman v Superman has also boosted sales in a big way, as well. Fans of Batman v Superman and The Killing Joke, as well as Warner Bros.’ other disc releases like Justice League vs. Teen Titans are sure to count this as good news for the DCEU moving forward.

But movies aren’t the only game in town for DC, this month. In addition to Batman v Superman and The Killing Joke getting great sales, Supergirl (the first season) is also in the Top 20. It came in at #15, likely because the show has been difficult (and expensive) to legally stream online. If you weren’t watching on CBS, chances are you weren’t watching, and it’s clear some people were holding out for the full season disc release.

This seems to prove that Warner Bros. has a devoted following willing to spend their extra money on both merchandising and disc ownership, even with films as divisive as Batman v Superman and The Killing Joke. Even if they’re not quite as profitable as runaway box office hits like The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises.

Source: LRM

 

Jon Negroni

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  • Steve Steve

    DC fans sure do love their home-video.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Yeah, and that’s the only way dceu can offset their usual losses during their products theatrical runs…Whereas Marvel’ home releases represents supplemental profits (GRAVY).

  • SAMURAI36

    Well well, would ya look-it that….. People are willing to pay for this “debacle” (as one idiot on here called it) that is the DCEU, while none of Marvel’s videos are even in the top 5. No Silly War? No Deadpool? Why don’t people wanna purchase these “totally awesome masterpieces”?

    Allow me a moment to ponder…

    • Axxell

      Don’t strain your head too much before figuring out Civil War is not yet available on BluRay…I know you’re used to DC movies going straight to home video after a couple of weeks, something that doesn’t happen to movies that enjoy successfully long runs like Civil War…

      • xxjinzaxx

        Hyperbole never won any debates. You know that, don’t you?

        • SAMURAI36

          And neither has he.

          • Axxell

            LOL…Dude, you got scared straight off trying to debate me because of how badly I beat you with logic. Now you avoid talking to me and instead reply to other people…

            😉

        • SAMURAI36

          BTW, just gonna leave this here, for everyone’s amusement.

          http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/08/18/a-dollar-off-your-civil-war-ii-7-for-everyone/

          (Read the comments section).

          • xxjinzaxx

            are you referring especially to the Charmin comment?

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, that comment was hilarious, but the overall sentiment (one that I keep trying to tell people like Axxe body spray, and his fellow Marvel Zombies here, who believe that Marvel is “too big to fail”), is that the pendulum is beginning to swing back into DC’s direction, away from Marvel.

            Their comics sales are starting to tank. People are complaining to the highest heights about the quality of their books, especially when they are ridiculously overpriced.

          • xxjinzaxx

            And the return on investment does not seem to be very good. At least to those cats in the comment section. My wife enjoys Marvel, but not the new stuff. She’s a big X-Men reader so in my weekly comic book runs I have picked up a couple of CWII X-Men comics, but the problem is that there are only two, which the next two issue have been in perpetual delay it seems. It’s annoying if you’re a reader of the material. But of course, the Disney fanatics only think that movies are the end and the beginning of comic books these days.

          • SAMURAI36

            This will actually answer alot of your concerns.

            http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/08/15/brian-bendis-has-written-a-better-ending-to-civil-war-ii-and-has-gotten-an-extra-8-out-of-it/

            And of course, read the comments section.

          • xxjinzaxx

            Ad-Hoc writing. Yikes

          • SAMURAI36

            Be sure to pass that along to the Mrs.!!

        • Marquis de Sade

          Well when comparing Marvel to dceu, hyperbole is more than appropriate, considering dceu is nothing more than an insignificant gnat caught up in the hurricane of Marvel’s track record artistically and financially.

        • Axxell

          Ironically, that’s hyperbole in itself…

          • xxjinzaxx

            It’s an absolute statement, for sure. But not unreasonable. If you have anecdotal evidence, then tell me when hyperbole has swayed your opinion in a debate.

          • Axxell

            What’s really unreasonable is comparing home video sales of a movie that hasn’t even been released yet.

  • w0undedmagic

    Shout out to Marquis de Sade for breakin’ his piggy bank on that BvS bluray/statue combo! Keep keepin’ it real and keep the movement movin’. Love, Peace and chicken grease:)

    • SAMURAI36

      LMAO.

      • w0undedmagic

        Lol I had to!

        Btw, what did you think of The Killing Joke?

        • SAMURAI36

          Granted, I was never a huge KJ fan to begin with… That said, I enjoyed the film for what it was. I saw it in the theaters, as well as bought the Blu-Ray.

          I’d give it a 7/10. Not my fave DC animated film, but not the worst either.

          You?

          • w0undedmagic

            Yea, I agree it isn’t the worst (which poses the question, which is?), but I got a “phoned in” vibe from the character design to Conroy’s voice acting. I wasn’t bothered by the supposed controversial stuff, but I feel like the story’s darkest moments fell flat for me. I’m also not a fan of the anime-lite style of these last couple of animated films. I want more New Frontier, TDKR level stuff. I would LOVE if they did a RIP/Grayson and Damien adaptation with Frank Quitely’s art.

          • SAMURAI36

            I agree with everything you said, save for one point. I know it’s personal preference, but I actually love the new animation style. IMO, it works especially well on the Bat-related movies.

            Also, it’s a great question you raise, about what the “worst” DC animated film is. New Frontier and TDK (1 & 2) are okay films, but they too are not my personal faves. I didn’t really care for All Star Superman either.

          • J.O. Logan

            The worst DCAU film was the first, SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY. Bad, weekly tv animation for a fatally truncated story that in no way served the source material. It’s the only one of the DC home releases I don’t have and I doubt if I ever will.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, I’m thinking you’re right on that one. That has to be my least fave.

    • xxjinzaxx

      Haha! I so wish The Joker could laugh for us all.

    • Marquis de Sade

      …and in a few years I’ll be Ebayin’ that badboy for a decent amount of GWAP.

  • JMMagwood

    This comment section had me laughing. It’s hilarious how hard the hate squad is trying to bait the normal fans. “Suicide Squad’s” success has really done its damage to their frail hearts and (so called) minds. 😉

  • SAMURAI36

    Fun fact: It took DC just 3 films to reach $2B, where as it took Marvel a whole 5 films.

  • SAMURAI36

    Fun fact: BVS has grossed more than 90% of all Marvel films (Disney and non-Disney).

  • SAMURAI36

    Fun Fact: MOS has grossed more than 80% of all Marvel films (Disney and non-Disney).

  • SAMURAI36

    Fun Fact: By the end of its run, SS will have grossed more than 70% of all Marvel films (Disney and non-Disney).

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