“Blade Runner 2049” Finds Home Video Success

Though the critics loved it, Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” was a straight-up disappointment at the box-office. Costing $300 million to make and market, the film earned a total of just $92 million in the U.S. and $259 million worldwide.

Now though, research outlet The Numbers reports that the film has been quietly pulling in very impressive numbers in home video sales. Released on DVD at Christmas and Blu-ray mid-January, the film has sold $3.8 million worth of DVDs and $18 million Blu-rays so far.

That’s enough to make it the second highest-grossing home video release of 2018, behind on “IT” ($30.9M) and ahead of sleeper hit “Wonder” ($16.9M). Other successful titles have included “Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” ($8.8M) and “A Bad Mom’s Christmas” ($8.3M).

Source: Indiewire