The previous week's sales leader, Universal Studios' Oblivion, dropped to second place on the Blu-ray-only and overall home media rankings. The visually stunning sci-fi epic struggled in theaters last April, overcoming a critical reception of 54% to just make back its estimated $120 million production budget - Oblivion grossed $89 million domestically and $286 million worldwide. On Blu-ray, the Tom Cruise-starring film sold 39% as many discs as Olympus Has Fallen and had an HD market share of 47%, and on the overall package media list, it sold 37% as many units.
This movie was actually much better than I expected, considering the plethora of scathing reviews on Rotten Tomatoes when it was in theaters.
It's been a while since there was a single, stand-out hero in a movie like Bruce in the original Die Hard. Many 1980s movies are hard to beat, but this one rose to the occasion. Maybe not as good as a large volume of those 80s flicks, but still a worthy contender. Tons of action and a decent story line.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: It's nice to be rooting for a human for a change, instead of a cartoon ... or a human ACTING like a cartoon.