When Dredd was released in theaters last August, it didn’t do too well. Despite extremely positive word of mouth, the movie struggled to top $14 million in the US. It did slightly better internationally, but now it looks like the movie has found a new life on disc. All that positive word of mouth over the theatrical release has lead to Dredd topping the Blu-Ray sales charts:
The theatrical underperformer — a reboot of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone film Judge Dredd — debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Dredd beat Walt Disney Studios’ Frankenweenie for the top spot on both charts. The theatrical remake of the 1984 Tim Burton short bowed at No. 2 on both charts after earning $35.1 million in U.S. theaters.
Originally they said in order to do a sequel the movie would need to have made $50 million in theaters. While it didn’t do that, the disc is flying off shelves…so maybe there’s still a chance?