Say what you will about WB/DC's recent struggles on the big screen, when it comes to small screen sales the company has had great success. Man Of Steel sold quite a bit when it came out on DVD/blu-ray in 2013. Now its follow-up, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, is following in its footsteps. It has now held the top spot on the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart in the DVD and Blu-Ray category for four consecutive weeks. And for a second straight week, the movie right behind it in the second spot is another DC flick, Batman: The Killing Joke.
If you look at the Top 20 for this week (8/14/16), you'll even spot a third DC property on the list:
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
2. Batman: The Killing Joke
5. Scooby-Doo! And WWE: The Curse of the Speed Demon (new)
6. The Boss
7. Miracles From Heaven
9. Mother’s Day
11. PAW Patrol: Sports Day
12. A Hologram for the King (new)
13. Kung Fu Panda 3
14. Barbershop: The Next Cut
15. Supergirl: The Complete First Season (new)
18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
19. Fathers and Daughters (new)
20. Hardcore Henry
Yes, the newly released box set of Supergirl's complete first season debuted in the 15th spot. It would appear that DC fans sure like to purchase merchandise for home consumption.
Man Of Steel, the first film in the DC Extended Universe, has earned $108 million in domestic home video sales to date. By contrast, there were a pair of Marvel Studios films that came out that same year: Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. To date, those movies have made $75 million and $82 million, respectively.
Fans of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice have an extra incentive to pick up the home release of the film because of the much-ballyhooed "Ultimate Edition" which restores 30 minutes worth of additional scenes that were cut from the film when it ran in theaters.
The MFR Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
The MFR Review: Batman: The Killing Joke
Jammer's Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice- Ultimate Edition