Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home is Vudu’s top-selling preorder title of all time, the Fandango-owned transactional video service announced.
The title arrives March 15 for digital purchase in SD, HDX and 4K Ultra HD on Vudu.
Vudu’s previous preorder champ was Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame.
“No Way Home is one of the biggest superhero movies ever made, and a historic event for film fans, which makes it the perfect movie to add to your home collection,” said Fandango managing editor Erik Davis in a statement. “Fans will want to relive every thrill, laugh and emotional moment, and to share them with their friends and family. It’s no surprise that it’s Vudu’s hottest preorder title of all time.”
Without any exclusives for the Aug. 24 new releases, Best Buy touted a slew of upcoming Steelbook editions available for preorder.
Among the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbooks listed at Best Buy’s website are Zack Snyder’s Justice League, due Sept. 7 at $35.99 from Warner; Disney’s Cruella, due Sept. 21 at $34.99; Universal’s F9: The Fast Saga, due Sept. 21 at $34.99; Warner’s Space Jam: A New Legacy, due Oct. 5 at $35.99; and Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins, due Oct. 19 at $33.99.
Catalog titles getting Steelbook editions include Universal’s Vertigo, the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film, as a 4K Steelbook Sept. 7 at $26.99; Disney’s Unbreakable, a 4K Steelbook due Sept. 21 at $29.99; Lionsgate’s 3 From Hell, a 4K Steelbook due Sept. 28 at $19.99; Lionsgate’s American Psycho 4K Steelbook due Oct. 15 at $19.99; and Paramount’s Friday the 13th 8-Movie Collection Blu-ray Steelbook due Oct. 12 at $59.99.
Walmart offered an exclusive $22.96 DVD set of the three “Conjuring” films, as the third film, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, arrived at retail Aug. 24 from Warner. Only the Blu-ray set of the trilogy was widely released.
Target during the week held a summer movie sale, with titles as low as $10, including Spider-Man: Far From Home, Venom and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Blu-rays, and Hotel Transylvania 3-Movie DVD Collection, all from Sony Pictures. Disney’s Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon were offered at $15 each.
There wasn’t much in the way of retail promotions for new Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases that arrived in stores on March 5.
As usual, Best Buy offered a Steelbook edition for the week’s marquee title, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray of Warner Home Entertainment’s Creed II, at $34.99.
Walmart had a DVD double feature of the two “Creed” movies for $19.96.
Best Buy is touting preorders for its Steelbook Blu-rays of Warner’s Aquaman, which arrives March 26. The Blu-ray Steelbook is $29.99 and the 4K Blu-ray is $34.99.
Aquaman is a 2018 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, and the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is the third live-action theatrical film featuring Aquaman, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). The film follows Arthur Curry, heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, as he rallies his people against his half-brother, Orm, who wants to unite the seven underwater kingdoms against the surface world.
With a worldwide gross of $1.1 billion, Aquaman is the highest-earning film based on a DC Comics character, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises.
The film grossed $333.7 million in North American theaters to become the No. 5 theatrical film of 2018.