Fox’s Deadpool and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory were, respectively, huge films. Both movies dominated their opening weekends, and earned a ridiculous amount of money worldwide. Deadpool quickly became the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, earning $780 million worldwide, while Finding Dory crossed the glorious $1 billion mark Disney had been hoping for. While both movies are out of the local cinema, they are indeed dominating the home media market. According to NPD VideoScan, which tracks the overall disc sales of both DVD and Blu-Ray, shows Finding Dory in the top spot, with Deadpool in second place.
Interestingly, Deadpool has earned just 29% as many copies as Finding Dory. While, of course, that makes a ton of sense, considering parents are not really going to buy their 2 year old a Deadpool DVD; but we are in Trump’s America, so who knows? Deadpool has been available on DVD and Blu-Ray since May, and jumped from no. 20 last week to no. 2 during the Holiday discounts. In third place, which honestly surprised me, was Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond. The latest entry in the rebooted Star Trek series was a modest success at the box office, jumped to the no. 3 spot on the Blu-Ray chart. Closing the top 5 was another Fox film, X-Men: Apocalypse and Warner Bros’ hit Central Intelligence.
The entire top 20 list is below:
Top 20 NPD VideoScan First Alert, powered by Nielsen, chart for the week ended 11/27/16:
1. Finding Dory
3. Star Trek Beyond
4. X-Men: Apocalypse
5. Central Intelligence
6. Ice Age: Collision Course
7. Rio 2
8. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
9. The Angry Birds Movie
10. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
11. Captain America: Civil War
12. Independence Day: Resurgence
13. Hotel Transylvania
14. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
15. Pitch Perfect 2
17. Hotel Transylvania 2
18. The LEGO Movie
So, what do you guys think? Have you picked up either Finding Dory or Deadpool on DVD/Blu-Ray? I have younger siblings, so I went out and got Finding Dory on the day of its release. Makes babysitting quite easy. You can check out both Deadpool and Finding Dory on Blu-Ray and DVD now.