G.I. Joe: Retaliation dominated the media charts; nothing else came close in terms of sales figures. The week's second-place winner on the Blu-ray-only and overall home media sales rankings was Warner Home Entertainment's highly acclaimed DC Animated feature Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and it only managed to sell 15% as many Blu-rays as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and 13% as many total units. Still, The Flashpoint Paradox scored a win over Retaliation with a higher Blu-ray market share total - 60% of its sales came from the HD market - and the weeks to come will reveal if the animated adventure has the staying power, as The Dark Knight Returns: Part One and Part Two did, to rise in the home media charts.
Finally, Warner Bros' 42 closed out the third spot on the Blu-ray-only and overall home media lists. This was the third consecutive week that director Brian Helgeland's Jackie Robinson biopic performed strongly on small-screen package media, its sales adding to a theatrical gross of over $95 million domestically and a Metacritic ranking of 62%. On the the Blu-ray-only chart, the sports drama sold 6% as many copies as G.I. Joe: Retaliation (and had a Blu-ray market share of 25%), and on the overall package media list, it sold 13% as many total units as Retaliation.
I picked up the Extended Action Edition of G.I. Joe and it really didn't add to much to the movie, but I really enjoyed Retaliation. I grew up playing with the A Real American Hero action figures. I collected the Marvel Comic of it and watched the cartoons and I think the movie captured the essence of it all, especially the comic book. I look forward to what John Chu comes up with next for it. More Commander hopefully.