For the week that ended on December 29th, Universal Studios' Despicable Me 2 remained at number one on both the Blu-ray-only and overall package media charts. This animated comedy - the sequel to the 2010 surprise hit - netted Universal a healthy profit last summer; even after receiving average critical notices (its Metacritic rating stands at 62%), the film grossed over $918 million worldwide. Despicable Me 2 has dominated the home media platforms for three weeks now - currently, it had an HD market share of 42%.
Next up on the Blu-ray-only and overall package media sales rankings was another Universal title that has remained alongside Despicable Me 2 during the last three weeks: Fast & Furious 6. Even with the tragedy of star Paul Walker's death, this action blockbuster continued the success that the Fast and Furious franchise has enjoyed. Fast & Furious 6grossed almost $789 million worldwide on top of its $160-million budget, far outpacing the unimpressive critical reception - a 61% Metacritic score - it received. On the Blu-ray-only list, Fast & Furious 6 sold 50% as many discs as Despicable Me 2 (it also had a 46% HD market share), and on the overall package media chart, Fast & Furious 6 sold 46% as many total units as the family-friendly favorite.
Would you guys please stop using Metacritic scores? They're full of shit. Only a complete masterpiece or absolute abomination would get a score outside of the 40-70 range. Rotten Tomatoes is far more representative of film quality and reaction.