How is this possible? I thought we all agreed that X-Men Origins: Wolverine belonged in a poo pile along with several other Fox comic based movies? The newly released DVD did monumentally well when it hit store shelves this past week. The title came in at number one on both the sales and rental charts for the week ending in September 20th.
According to THR, Wolverine earned a cool 3 million dollars within it’s first week of release, leaving a huge deficit between the competition. Number two on that list, oddly enough went to the latest Barbie movie entitled, Barbie and the Three Musketeers, which only sold 12% of what Wolverine pulled in. On the DVD rentals chart the film once again dominated knocking previous leader State of Play to the second spot.
Here’s the entire play by play of last week’s events.
Top 10 DVD Sales
1 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox)
2 Barbie and the Three Musketeers (Universal)
3 Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season (Disney)
4 The Office: Season Five (Universal)
5 Crank: High Voltage (Lionsgate)
6 Hannah Montana: The Movie (Disney)
7 Next Day Air (Summit Entertainment)
8 Fringe: The Complete First Season (Warner)
9 Heroes: Season Three (Universal)
10 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 4 (Fox)
Top 10 DVD Rentals
1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Fox)
2 State of Play (Universal)
3 Crank: High Voltage (Lionsgate)
4 Next Day Air (Summit Entertainment)
5 Duplicity (Universal)
6 I Love You, Man (DreamWorks)
7 The Last House on the Left (Universal)
8 Dance Flick (Paramount)
9 Sunshine Cleaning (Overture Films)
10 The Soloist (DreamWorks)
People must not hate this movie as much as they claim. These aren’t just first time viewers, I think some of you returned after seeing it the first time. Let’s see what happens next week when some fresh meat levels the playing field.
Did you rent or buy X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a first or second time viewer?