Warner Home Video's comedy blockbuster 'The Hangover' was also the top-selling title on Blu-ray during the week ended December 20, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. 'Inglourious Basterds', the war movie directed by Quentin Tarantino, came in second. The family title 'G-FORCE' entered at number 4.
Here is the Blu-ray top 10 (previous-week ranking in parenthesis):
MADNOD - Are you kidding??? The Hangover was ridiculously popular. The unexpected hit of the summer. It killed Inglourious Basterds (which did nicely on its own & is my favorite movie of the year) at the box office and is a comedy which makes it an almost universally easy purchase for people to make. I went to BB stores the night it was released and almost all their copies were gone (they only had the rated DVD left). I knew it would be a huge-selling title.
I wanted to pick up The Hangover fast for the holidays to watch with family and my local Walmart has re-stocked twice they said and sold out very fast. IG is still on shelves. I think it would have done better if they realized how much of a demand there was.
I still need to get Terminator and both Transformers movies. I still have Transformers 1 on HD-DVD that is why I have been slow to get the Blu Ray. I will have to just get Transformers 2 this week and do my part to keep it on the list. I'll be getting The Dark Knight next week since I found Batman Begins on sale and snatched it last week.
Hangover selling as much as it did is no surprise. The 3 Targets in Houston I went to were sold out the BD and all Best Buys in Houston were sold out of the BD by the Saturday of release week ( per the in store check on their website). I wouldn't doubt for one second that it sold over a million copies on Blu.
My main complaint with The Hangover wasn't the film's fault or anything to do with the film itself, but everyone hyped it up to be this amazing movie and quoted it several times and whatnot, much like every major comedy film for the last 10 years, and it wasn't as good as everyone made it seem. I liked it, yeah, well the music was mostly terrible, but the movie itself was funny. But once was enough. I saw it twice because someone I knew hadn't seen it, and it was borderline boring the second time around, and keep in mind this was a month after it came out. A lot of cheap thrills and laughs. I have no idea why anyone would want to own it, honestly. Not that it's bad, just that it's only funny once.
I did expect it to land on this list, just not number one. I'm still yet to see Inglourious Basterds (not sure if I'll get it for Xmas from family or not so I'm holding off), but I really expected that lengthy, Tarantino, Pitt, WWII film to be number 1. I'll be getting Inglourious Basterds, but I will not be getting The Hangover.
it shouldn't be a huge surprise that The Hangover topped Inglourious Basterds for overall sales. The Hangover pulled in an amazing $277M during its domestic box office run while IB did less than half of that with $120M.
Yeap, right after I bought it yesterday from them for $19.99. I'll probably just do a switcheroo and return it and rebuy it at the cheaper price. Same with "Public Enemies". Bought it at Walmart yesterday for $20....Should have waited.
I own 8 of those 10 titles.. Everything except G-Force (which I won't buy) and UP (which I'll get at some point).. Even though it's understandable that Hangover beat Basterds it's also kinda sad because Basterds is by far the superior movie and also the superior Blu Ray.. The Hangover Disc wasn't the great..