‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ on Blu-ray Jan. 15

Once Upon a Deadpool will be available  through digital retailers and Movies Anywhere Jan. 15 and as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The ‘PG-13’ edited version of Deadpool 2 was released in theaters for two weeks before Christmas and earned $6 million. The family friendly version includes 20 minutes of new footage, including a Princess Bride-inspired framing device of Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) telling the story of the movie to Fred Savage.

As with the limited theatrical release, Fox will donate $1 from every Blu-ray purchase or digital transaction in the United States through Jan. 28 to Fudge Cancer, with a minimum donation of $100,000.

Deadpool 2 was previously released on Blu-ray as an ‘R’-rated theatrical cut and an unrated extended cut.

2018 On Track to Be Record Year at the Box Office

It’s beginning to look like a record year at the box office.

Consumers as of Dec. 26 have spent an estimated $11.38 billion on movie tickets sales in the United States and Canada, according to Box Office Mojo, the box office revenue tracking site.

That’s on par with total spending in the record year of 2016 — and with six days still remaining in 2018, a new record almost certainly will be set.

Movie ticket sales were fueled by blockbusters such as Walt Disney Studios’ The Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity Wars, which with domestic grosses of $700.1 million and $678.8 million, respectively, are the No. 3 and No. 4 movies of all time, according to Box Office Mojo statistics.

Indeed, three of the year’s top 10 movies are also in the all-time top 10, the third being yet another Disney film, Incredibles 2.  With a domestic gross of $608.6 million, the animated sequel is the No. 3 movie of 2018 – and the No. 9 movie of all time.

Disney had five of the year’s top 10 theatrical performers, the others being Ant-Man and the Wasp (No. 8) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (No. 9).

But other studios also shared in the spoils, including Universal Pictures, which had the year’s No. 4 and No. 6 movies, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch; as well as the 20th Century Fox, with fifth-ranked Deadpool 2; Paramount, with Mission: Impossible – Fallout, ranked at No. 7; and Sony Pictures, whose Venom came in at No. 10.

All but two of 2018’s top 10 theatrical releases are already available for home viewing, on digital as well as DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The most recent release is Sony Pictures’ Venom, which was released to the home market through digital retailers on Dec. 11 and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on Dec. 18

The lone holdout is Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, from Universal Pictures, which also is the newest theatrical release, bowing on the big screen on Nov. 9.

The film, with a holiday theme, will most likely be released to the home market in the fourth quarter of 2019, observers say.

Also contributing to the strong year for movie theaters were theatrical over-performers such as Paramount’s A Quiet Place (No. 12, $188 million) and Warner Bros.’ A Star is Born (No. 11, $200 million) and Crazy Rich Asians (No. 14, $174 million), observers say.

 

Top Theatrical Films of 2018, Ranked by Domestic Gross (as of Dec. 26)*

  1. Black Panther, Disney, $700,059,566
  2. Avengers: Infinity War, Disney, $678,815,482
  3. Incredibles 2, Disney, $608,581,744
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal, $416,769,345
  5. Deadpool 2, Fox, $318,491,426
  6. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Universal, $253,588,345
  7. Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Paramount, $220,159,104
  8. Ant-Man and the Wasp, Disney, $216,648,740
  9. Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney, $213,767,512
  10. Venom, Sony, $213,030,843

 

*Box Office Mojo, as of Dec. 26

Black Friday Fuels Return of ‘Deadpool 2’ to No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts

Post-Thanksgiving retail sales typically give older titles a chance to make hay on the home video sales charts, and 2018 was no exception.

Only one new release debuted in the top 50 the week ended Nov. 24,  as Warner’s Crazy Rich Asians landed at No. 36 on the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sellers, and No. 23 on the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The No. 1 title on both charts was 20th Century Fox’s ‘R’-rated superhero comedy Deadpool 2, which reached the top spot for the fourth time since it was released in August (having spent its first three weeks atop the charts as well). It had been the No. 27 overall seller the week before.

The resurgence of Deadpool 2 comes as a ‘PG-13’ re-edit of the film, dubbed Once Upon a Deadpool, is slated for a limited theatrical re-release just before Christmas.

No. 2 on the overall chart was Sony Pictures’ Hotel Transylvania 3, which was No. 4 on the Blu-ray chart for the week.

The previous week’s top seller, Disney’s Incredibles 2, slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rose to No. 4 overall and No. 2 on the Blu-ray chart.

Fox’s The Greatest Showman sang its way back to the No. 5 spot on both charts.

Despite being swamped by Black Friday catalog, Crazy Rich Asians had 58% of its first-week unit sales come in the Blu-ray format, with 2% of its tally coming from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

Crazy Rich Asians was also the top title on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Nov. 25.

The previous week’s top rental, Warner’s The Meg, slipped to No. 2, followed by Universal’s Mile 22 at No. 3, Incredibles 2 at No. 4 and Sony Pictures’ Alpha at No. 5.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Was Top Disc Seller in August, Outpacing ‘Deadpool 2’

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, was the top seller in August 2018 of combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD units sold according to the NPD Group’s VideoScan tracking service.

The superhero team-up epic, which is just the fourth film to ever earn more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office, landed ahead of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Deadpool 2 for the month.

Deadpool 2 topped the weekly sales charts for three weeks following its Aug. 21 disc debut, but half of that run carried over into September. Infinity War was released a week earlier on Aug. 14, debuting at No. 1 on the weekly charts before settling in as a close No. 2 during Deadpool 2’s run, giving it the edge in August sales.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Ready Player One was No. 3 for the August, down from No. 2 in July.

Another Warner title, Life of the Party, debuted at No. 4, having been released in the first week of the August.

Paramount’s Book Club, released Aug. 28, was the No. 5 disc seller for the month.

Warner’s direct-to-video animated superhero actioner The Death of Superman was the month’s No. 6 seller. It debuted at No. 1 on the weekly charts the week following its Aug. 7 release.

The top seller for July, Warner’s Rampage, slipped to No. 7, while Universal Pictures’ Breaking In debuted at No. 8.

Stalwarts Black Panther, from Disney, and The Greatest Showman, from Fox, rounded out the top 10.

The arrival of Infinity War helped Disney take over the top five spots on the year-to-date top 10 chart. The top four remained unchanged from the previous month, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi remaining No. 1 on the list of the year’s top sellers, followed by Black Panther, Coco and Thor: Ragnarok, with Inifinity War moving into the No. 5 spot.

Deadpool 2 entered the chart as the year’s No. 10 seller so far.

According to NPD, the August 2018 top 10 by units sold were:

  1. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  2. Deadpool 2 (Fox)
  3. Ready Player One (Warner)
  4. Life of the Party (Warner)
  5. Book Club (Paramount)
  6. The Death of Superman (Warner)
  7. Rampage (Warner)
  8. Breaking In (Universal)
  9. Black Panther (Disney)
  10. The Greatest Showman (Fox)

Year-to-date Top 10 (through August 2018):

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney)
  2. Black Panther (Disney)
  3. Coco (Disney)
  4. Thor: Ragnarok (Disney)
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)
  6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony Pictures)
  7. The Greatest Showman (Fox)
  8. Justice League (Warner)
  9. It (2017) (Warner)
  10. Deadpool 2 (Fox)

 

‘Rampage’ Leads Disc Sales for July

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Tops Redbox Disc, Digital Charts; Lionsgate’s ‘Siberia’ Makes Strong Debut

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest installment in the blockbuster dinosaur franchise from Universal Pictures, topped both Redbox charts the week ended Sept. 24.

The film, the fifth in the “Jurassic Park” series and a sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, grossed $416.6 million in the United States and Canada and another $887.1 million in other territories for a total worldwide gross of $1.304 billion.

No surprise, then, that the film would debut at No. 1 on both Redbox’s kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Sept. 18 and on digital two weeks earlier.

One other new release debuted in the top 10 on the Redbox disc chart: Lionsgate’s Siberia, bowing at No. 5. The film, about an American diamond dealer who travels to Russia to sell rare blue diamonds, only to fall in love with a café owner as the deal goes south, stars Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Molly Ringwald, and Wagner Moura.

Taking the No. 2 spot on both Redbox charts was Warner’s Ocean’s 8, the comedy heist film that debuted at No. 1 the prior week, also on both charts. Ocean’s 8 grossed nearly $140 million in North American theaters and features an ensemble cast that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina.

Ocean’s 8 was released digitally Aug. 21 and on disc Sept. 11.

Warner’s Tag finished the week at No. 3 on both charts, slipping from No. 2 on the disc rental chart and holding firm on the digital chart.

Twentieth Century Fox’s superhero spoof Deadpool 2 dropped to No. 4 on both charts.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox On Demand digital chart was Universal Pictures’ Adrift, about two seafaring adventurers who unwittingly sail into a hurricane. The film, which earned just under $31.5 million domestically, had been No. 4 the prior week. On Redbox’s kiosk chart, Adrift slipped to No. 7 from No. 5.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 24

  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (new)
  2. Ocean’s 8
  3. Tag
  4. Deadpool 2
  5. Siberia (new)
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Adrift
  8. Hereditary
  9. SuperFly
  10. Life of the Party

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 24

  1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (new)
  2. Ocean’s 8
  3. Tag
  4. Deadpool 2
  5. Adrift
  6. Sherlock Gnomes
  7. Book Club
  8. Gotti
  9. Life of the Party
  10. Destination Wedding

 

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‘Ocean’s 8’ Tops Redbox Disc and Digital Charts

Ocean’s 8, the newly released comedy from Warner Bros., was the top physical and digital movie at Redbox the week ended Sept. 17.

The film, an all-female spinoff of the Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s” trilogy, was No. 1 on both Redbox’s kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, and the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Ocean’s 8 grossed nearly $140 million in North American theaters and features an ensemble cast that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina.

Ocean’s 8 was released digitally Aug. 21 and on disc Sept. 11.

Two other new releases also debuted in the top 10, one on the Redbox kiosk chart and the other on the Redbox On Demand digital chart.

On the Redbox kiosk chart, the DVD and Blu-ray Disc of SuperFly bowed at No. 4. A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, the theatrical underperformer stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell,  Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire”), Lex Scott Davis, Jennifer Morrison, Kaalan Walker, Esai Morales, and Andrea Londo.

On the Redbox on Demand chart, Vertical Entertainment’s much-maligned mobster film Gotti, with John Travolta portraying notorious New York gangster John Gotti, debuted at No. 7.

Twentieth Century Fox’s superhero spoof Deadpool 2 dropped to No. 3 on Redbox’s disc rental chart after two weeks at No. 1, while Warner’s Tag held firm at No. 2.

Rounding out the top five on the kiosk chart was Universal Pictures’ Adrift, which debuted at No. 4 the prior week. The film, about two seafaring adventurers who unwittingly sail into a hurricane, earned just under $31.5 million domestically.

On the Redbox On Demand chart, Paramount’s Annihilation, originally released back in May, made a surprise return to the chart at No. 2.

Tag, the top digital title the prior week, slipped to No. 3.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox On Demand digital chart for the week ended Sept. 17 were Adrift at No. 4 (down from No. 2 the previous week) and  Deadpool 2 at No. 5 (down from No. 3).

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 17

  1. Ocean’s 8 (new)
  2. Tag
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. SuperFly (new)
  5. Adrift
  6. Hereditary
  7. Life of the Party
  8. Book Club
  9. Avengers: Infinity War
  10. Breaking In

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 17

  1. Ocean’s 8 (new)
  2. Annihilation
  3. Tag
  4. Adrift
  5. Deadpool 2
  6. Book Club
  7. Gotti (new)
  8. SuperFly
  9. Life of the Party
  10. Destination Wedding

 

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‘Deadpool 2’ No. 1 on Disc Sales Charts for Third Week

The ‘R’-rated superhero comedy Deadpool 2, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, spent a third consecutive week atop the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Sept. 8.

Likewise, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, from Walt Disney Studios Entertainment, took No. 2 on both charts for the third time, after debuting in the top spot the week before Deadpool 2 arrived on store shelves.

In its fourth week, Infinity War sold 89% as many copies as Deadpool 2 did in its third. On Blu-ray, Infinity War sold 96% as many copies.

Landing at No. 3 overall was Disney’s Hocus Pocus, buoyed by the coming Halloween season and a new 25th anniversary Blu-ray release that pushed the title to No. 5 on the Blu-ray chart.

Similarly, a 25th anniversary Blu-ray of The Nightmare Before Christmas pushed that Disney title back to No. 8 on both charts.

No. 4 overall and No. 6 on the Blu-ray chart went to Paramount’s Book Club, in its second week. It was third on both charts a week earlier.

Hereditary, a horror film from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 5 overall and No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart after earning $44 million at the domestic box office.

Rounding out the top five on the Blu-ray chart, at No. 4, was a Blu-ray collection of both “Deadpool” movies.

The only other newcomer in the top 10 was Universal’s Adrift, which landed at No. 9 overall and No. 10 on the Blu-ray chart. It earned $31.5 million in U.S. theaters.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 61% of Hereditary‘s first-week unit sales and 47% for Adrift.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 9, Deadpool 2 held onto the top spot for a second week, while Warner’s Tag was again No. 2.

Hereditary and Adrift debuted at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, pushing Avengers: Infinity War to No. 5.

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‘Adrift,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘Destination Wedding’ New to Redbox Charts

Twentieth Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 and Warner’s Tag remained at No. 1 on Redbox’s disc rental and digital charts for the week ended Sept. 10.

Deadpool 2, a superhero spoof that earned $318.5 million in U.S. theaters, topped the Redbox kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, for the second consecutive week.

Tag, a comedy about a group of grown men who spend one month each year playing the game of tag, accomplished the same feat on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD).

Tag also repeated at No. 2 on the Redbox disc-rental chart, while on the digital chart Deadpool 2 – which was released digitally two weeks before it came out on DVD and Blu-ray Disc – slipped to No. 3.

Taking its place at No. 2 on the Redbox On Demand chart was Adrift, from Universal Pictures, about two seafaring adventurers who unwittingly sail into a hurricane. The film, with a domestic box office gross of just under $31.5 million, debuted at No. 4 on the disc-rental chart.

Adrift was released digitally on Aug. 21 and on disc two weeks later.

Hereditary, a supernatural horror film from Lionsgate about a family haunted after the death of their grandmother, debuted at No. 3 on the Redbox kiosk chart. The film premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to earn $44 million in U.S. theaters.

Rounding out the top five on the Redbox kiosk chart:  Paramount’s Book Club, which bowed the prior week at No. 3.

On the digital chart, Book Club slipped to No. 4 from No. 3, while the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party, from Warner, remains at No. 5.

Book Club, with a domestic gross of $68.6 million, is a romantic comedy that stars Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, with a pronounced change in how they view their personal relationships.

Universal Pictures’ Destination Wedding, newly released on digital Sept. 7, debuted at No. 7 on the Redbox On Demand chart.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 10

  1. Deadpool 2
  2. Tag
  3. Hereditary (new)
  4. Adrift (new)
  5. Book Club
  6. Avengers: Infinity War
  7. Life of the Party
  8. Breaking In
  9. Overboard (2018)
  10. Rampage

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 10

  1. Tag
  2. Adrift
  3. Deadpool 2
  4. Book Club
  5. Life of the Party
  6. Upgrade
  7. Destination Wedding (new)
  8. Rampage
  9. Breaking In
  10. Overboard (2018)

 

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‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Home Video Charts for Second Week

The superhero comedy Deadpool 2, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, topped the home video sales charts for a second consecutive week and took over the top spot on the rental chart as well.

The week ended Sept. 1 also saw Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, hold onto the No. 2 spot on both the NPD VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Three newcomers rounded out the top five on both charts.

Paramount’s Book Club debuted at No. 3 following a domestic box office haul of $68.6 million.

The comedy Tag, from Warner Bros., landed at No. 4 on both charts. It earned $54.5 million in U.S. theaters.

The thriller Upgrade, from Universal Pictures, bowed at No. 5 on both charts after earning $11.9 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 43% of first-week sales for Book Club, 47% for Tag and 66% for Upgrade.

On the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Sept. 2, Deadpool 2 took over the top spot following the expiration of its week-long holdback from Redbox kiosks.

Tag debuted as the No. 2 rental, followed by Avengers: Infinity War at No. 3, Book Club at No. 4 and Warner’s Life of the Party at No. 5.

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‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Tag’ Top Redbox Charts

Twentieth Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 debuted at No. 1 on Redbox’s kiosk chart, which tracks DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals, for the week ended Sept. 3.

Meanwhile, on the Redbox On Demand chart, which tracks digital purchases (EST) and rentals (TVOD), the No. 1 spot went to Warner’s Tag. Deadpool 2, the No. 1 digital title the prior week, slipped to No. 2.

(Deadpool 2 was released digitally two weeks before it came out on DVD and Blu-ray Disc.)

On Redbox’s kiosk chart, the No. 2 spot went to Tag, also newly available on disc.

Deadpool 2 is a superhero spoof and the 11th installment in the X-Men film series. Ryan Reynolds stars as the title character, a disfigured and deeply disturbed mercenary and assassin with superhuman healing ability and strength. Deadpool 2 came to the home sector with $318.5 million in domestic theatrical earnings.

Tag is a comedy based on a true story about a group of grown men who spend one month a year playing the game of tag. The film grossed $53.6 million at the box office.

Paramount’s Book Club, with a domestic gross of $68.6 million, debuted at No. 3 on both the disc rental and the digital chart. The romantic comedy stars Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club, with a pronounced change in how they view their personal relationships.

On the kiosk chart, Walt Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War slipped to No. 4 from No. 1 the previous week. Disney is the only studio that does not sell product directly to Redbox, forcing the company to send crews into stores to buy copies at retail.

On the Redbox On Demand chart, Universal Pictures’ Upgrade came in at No. 4. The horror film, about a man – paralyzed in a mugging – who is implanted with a chip that lets him control his body, was released digitally on Aug. 14, the same day as Book Club.

Upgrade was released on disc on Aug. 28 and is the fourth new release to debut among the top 10 on the Redbox kiosk chart, bowing at No. 7.

Rounding out the top five on both charts is the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party, from Warner Bros., down from No. 2 the prior week.

 

Top DVD and Blu-ray Disc Rentals, Redbox Kiosks, Week Ending September 3

  1. Deadpool 2 (new)
  2. Tag (new)
  3. Book Club (new)
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Life of the Party
  6. Breaking In
  7. Upgrade
  8. Overboard (2018)
  9. Rampage
  10. Show Dogs

 

Top Digital, Redbox On Demand, Week Ending September 3

  1. Tag (new)
  2. Deadpool 2
  3. Book Club
  4. Upgrade
  5. Life of the Party
  6. Overboard (2018)
  7. Rampage
  8. Breaking In
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. I Feel Pretty

 

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