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'Dredd' Tops DVD And Blu-Ray Sales Charts

Althought the film may not have done so well at the box office, it is doing exceedingly well in sales.

When a film has a production budget of $50 million, but it's domestic total gross is a mere $13 million (total worldwide gross of $32.7 million), it's pretty safe to call that a box office disaster. And unfortunately, regardless of the fact that Dredd featured some of the most incredible slow motion action special effects of any film in the last year,it did absolutely horribly at the box office. Which is why it's so interesting that this film that really did not do very well at all, has gone on to top both DVD and Blu-Ray sales charts as well as digital downloads.

Earlier today Lionsgate revealed that the Dredd went on to sell over 650,000 units and that it "accounted for nearly 50% of week 1 POS at retail." So although the film did very poorly at the box office, it did make up in its sales performance overall, which is a really good thing.

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[Lionsgate] announced today that the home entertainment release of DREDD claimed the number one spot on the DVD sell-through and Blu-ray charts with 650,000 units sold, making it the best-selling new release title of the year. Blu-ray units accounted for nearly 50% of week 1 POS at retail. In addition, the critically acclaimed thriller, starring Karl Urban (Star Trek) as the titular character Judge Dredd, was the top film download for the week, outpacing all other titles in digital sales as well.

Not only is this great news for Lionsgate, but it also signals that there is a home video audience for this type of a movie, even though it performed poorly at the box office. Perhaps there is still hope yet for Dredd to make back what it cost to make.

What did you think of Dredd? Did you enjoy the film? Were you one of the few people to see it in theaters? Did you check out the DVD and Blu-Ray? Let us know what you think and if you enjoyed the film in the comments below!

Source: Box Office Mojo and Lionsgate

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Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Like Fight Club........

Posted by EdwardWindsor

Good because its awesome, the amount of people i have made watch my copy already is nearly double figures. Its a solid more adult targeting comic based film and there isn't many of thoose apart from Kick Ass and Blade's.

Posted by TheCrowbar

*leans back on his chair of Dredd DvD's* Excellent....

Posted by scroll

Saw it at the cinema first week of release and really really enjoyed it. And I bought it a few days after retail release and I've been telling all my friends about it. I think it suffered from poor marketing but what the hell do I know?

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

This is good news although I would have rather these pepole went to see it at the cinema. Let's hope the gooed dvd sales and good critical reception result in a sequel.

And yes I did got to see it at the cinema and yes I did get the DVD

Posted by Imagine_Man15

Hmm, that's odd. Glad to hear it though.

Posted by foolkiller1

my guess is the word of mouth helped people find out what they have been missing.

Posted by VidarRaven

This is not only the best 2000 AD film it's also a great action dystopic movie and I hope that the DVD/Blu-Ray sales are enough to warrant a sequel.

Posted by RedQueen

That's great news :D

Though I had to laugh: " making it the best-selling new release title of the year." Would sound impressive, if it wasn't the third week in January.....

Posted by iaconpoint

Wonderful! Such a great movie that way too many overlooked.

Posted by k4tzm4n
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Posted by HT101

I watched it on demand through Amazon and it was awesome. It definitely would have made my top 10 list of movies from last year if I'd seen it last year.

Posted by thatlad

It had flaws but overall it was a good, fun movie. It's very similar to blade or hellboy in that respect. I would highly recommend it to anyone, particularly non-comic book fans who otherwise wouldn't watch it

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Posted by inferiorego

GIVE US A DROKKIN' SEQUEL!

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@inferiorego said:

GIVE US A DROKKIN' SEQUEL!

Posted by Superguy0009e

@inferiorego said:

GIVE US A DROKKIN' SEQUEL!

And yes, THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!

Posted by Bull_iod

Brilliant, I'm over in the UK and saw it twice at the cinema and bought it on Blu-ray on day of release. I am so hoping that world wide sales are sufficient to get this film a sequal.

Posted by nerdork

I knew this was going to be the case. It is far too good to be overlooked forever. The story, though vague, was direct enough to submerse an audience in the immediate happenings, while also alluding to future plot devices (i.e. mutants, corrupt judges, Dredd’s background). There will be a sequel, I have no doubt…I just can’t wait for it.

Posted by Oscars94

I haven't seen it yet, is it as awesome as they say?

Posted by Loki2u

It was a great movie, but Dredd just isn't a popular enough character to support a movie like this in my opinion. This goes to show that single movies based on the Flash, AquaMan, MMH, could have negative effects for DC if they chose to go the same way as Marvel.

The movie could be well written and awesome, but if nobody cares enough about the characters.....they won't go see it to begin with.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Loki2u: See I never understand why pepole say this, I mean nobody knew who Luke Skywalker was before Star Wars, nobody knew who Neo was before The Matrix ect

Posted by Duncan

Cool.

Posted by Reignmaker

Need to rent it at the redbox. Wife won't watch it with me, so I'll have to choose my night wisely.

Posted by johnb10

I just brought this on DVD last night and man it was was awesome.

Posted by Loki2u

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Loki2u: See I never understand why pepole say this, I mean nobody knew who Luke Skywalker was before Star Wars, nobody knew who Neo was before The Matrix ect

To compare those movies to Dredd is ridiculous. Those are original screenplays and were groundbreaking for their time.

Dredd was good, but it wasn't even a fraction of how good Star Wars and Matrix were. But I suppose time will tell. If Dredd end up grossing more than Star Wars in BluRay sales....I stand corrected. :P

Dredd was rated 18a and couldn't even reach out to its major audience-kids! It was a good script to us comicbook fans, but to appeal to everybody? Dredd needed a lot of work to become a huge success.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Loki2u said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Loki2u: See I never understand why pepole say this, I mean nobody knew who Luke Skywalker was before Star Wars, nobody knew who Neo was before The Matrix ect

To compare those movies to Dredd is ridiculous. Those are original screenplays and were groundbreaking for their time.

Dredd was good, but it wasn't even a fraction of how good Star Wars and Matrix were. But I suppose time will tell. If Dredd end up grossing more than Star Wars in BluRay sales....I stand corrected. :P

Dredd was rated 18a and couldn't even reach out to its major audience-kids! It was a good script to us comicbook fans, but to appeal to everybody? Dredd needed a lot of work to become a huge success.

I wasn't comparing the films I was comparing the level of recognition, nobody ever knows who the characters are in orginal movies yet that never stops them from being a success.

Judge Dredd has never in his entire existence been aimed at kids, the film, 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine are all aimed at adults

Posted by Trevel8182

Awesome!

Posted by Dark_Guyver

This movie was incredible. Like I said in a post on another thread, Dredd was my second favorite comic book movie only falling short to Batman. Hopefully these DVD/blu ray sells might warrant a sequel.

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

It's a shame this movie didn't do better in theaters. In was a great comic film. I was really hoping to see a sequel an maybe eventually Judge Death. But alas, I don't think it's going to happen unfortunately.

Posted by sparty-dbq

So I guess there's a slight chance for a straight-to-DVD sequel. For whatever that's worth.

Posted by chunkypack87

Brilliant, if we get a sequel of a similar caliber I'd be more than happy. BRING ON JUDGE DEATH

Posted by iceman228433

this movie deserves it oddly enough I pirated this movie weeks before the blu ray release loved it so much right after the movie ended I pre ordered it on amazon got it and watched it again still loved it. This movie is great just the right length that I think I will watch it again soon.

Posted by RoninAutomaton

Have not read the comics, but thoroughly enjoyed “Dredd.” Now inspired to read the comics!!

Posted by DoctorFluxx

This movie rocked so hard, Its one of those rare flicks that you wanna watch over and over again. Somebody mentioned Fight Club sharing a similar story as far as box office, that was spot on. See this movie and beg for a sequel.

Posted by Crom-Cruach

@inferiorego said:

GIVE US A DROKKIN' SEQUEL!

Posted by spikesnell

This was hands down my favorite movie of 2012. Saw it in theatres and have re-watched it at least 6 times at home and have been recommending it heavily to most everyone I know. I blame the memory of the old film and Rob Schneider for so few people actually going out to see it.

Posted by Batnandez

This movie was awesome, they must make a sequel!!!

Posted by RockyRaccoon37

@Loki2u said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Loki2u: See I never understand why pepole say this, I mean nobody knew who Luke Skywalker was before Star Wars, nobody knew who Neo was before The Matrix ect

To compare those movies to Dredd is ridiculous. Those are original screenplays and were groundbreaking for their time.

Dredd was good, but it wasn't even a fraction of how good Star Wars and Matrix were. But I suppose time will tell. If Dredd end up grossing more than Star Wars in BluRay sales....I stand corrected. :P

Dredd was rated 18a and couldn't even reach out to its major audience-kids! It was a good script to us comicbook fans, but to appeal to everybody? Dredd needed a lot of work to become a huge success.

OK, first off-- Star Wars was hardly original, case in point: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hidden_Fortress#Influence

Second, Dredd was amazing-- both intensely entertaining and a super interesting film about the nature of justice.

Third, the major audience for Dredd is not kids-- Judge Dredd is not, and never should be, a film directed towards an audience younger than 18.

Alright, I can breathe again.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

I think this is more a reflection of the changing movie market. I have a large TV in my living room with a Blu-ray player. Why go to a theater pay large ticket prices, and have to deal with rude people talking or chomping on food? I can just wait to watch movies in the comfort of my home in high-def.

I also wonder if calling it DREDD 3D hurt it? I know when I see 3D in a title my interest drops dramatically.

Congratulations on your article being highlighted on Reddit, Sara.

Posted by Gambit1024

THAT MEANS WE'RE GETTING A SEQUEL! :D

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Great movie in the theater. From what I've been hearing it seems the box office disaster was due tot he fact of Stallone's association to this movie because of him playing the central role in the 1995 film and that just turned people away. Way I see it, the movie is getting its just desserts now at this point. Go Dredd!

Posted by devourerofworlds

@Jonny_Anonymous: Outstanding scene.

Posted by ALdragon17

I saw the movie and enjoy it. I was looking at the wikipedia and saw the gross number and was shocked. I refresh the page and say what. Anyways, I hope there's a squeal "At the London Film and Comic Con in July 2012, Garland said that a North American gross of over $50 million for Dredd would make sequels possible and that he had plans for a trilogy of films. A second film would focus on the origins of Dredd and Mega-City One, and a third would introduce Dredd's nemeses, the undead Judge Death and his Dark Judges. In August 2012, Garland said that a Judge Dredd television series would be a positive future step for the series. In September 2012, Garland said that he would explore the "Origins" and "Democracy" storylines, would introduce characters Judge Cal and Chopper, and would pursue the concept that Judge Dredd is a fascist. Also in September, Macdonald said that further films would be made in partnership with IM Global and would likely be shot in South Africa.[" wikipedia and thought it would be cool on what happen. I know happen, but I like to watch on a movie what happen and the "big lie".

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@k4tzm4n: This animation is almost creepy - you don't want to look but you can't help ... look away... look awa...y

There's been a few comparisons of this movie to others - and to set this straight - the closest and best adaptation to a comic in the same genre would be .... THE CROW .... and only the BRANDON LEE movie! Same tone, pacing, and action (The Crow did have a slightly better story though - at least the original (( all the others we don't like to talk about them)).

Kick-Ass is not a good comparison at ALL. Different methodology for storytelling, humor, the only successful comparison you could make is how faithful an adaptation they were to their comic book counterparts - that's it.

And to set things straight - PLEASE STOP Comparing DREDD to - ANY of the BLADE films - They were total garbage - I had high hopes, each time I went to the next film hoping and praying they would improve - Wow was I disappointed and it Certainly KILLED Wesley Snipe's career ( a long with some tax evading ).

Posted by SpitfireINK

Best DREDD adaptation without question. Great Tone, evironments, pacing, good story (not great but better than every other Crow movie that's followed the original by far ! ), good acting, action and cinematography.

I watched in the Theaters and enjoyed it! so I bought it on Blu-Ray on Release!

The Digital Comic extra would be my only complaint - and only that I would have like to have seen it incorporated into the live action part of the film! - it was well worth the further development of one of the characters (not going to spoil it).

Definitely suffered from some very poor marketing and promotion - shame on Lionsgate.

This movie is a winner and worthy of a sequel - GIVE US - DEATH !!!!!

JUDGE that is!

Posted by Master_Funk

Wow . This is one of the top posts on Reddit right now. Awesome

Posted by pingclang

This film was amazing. The story was simple but good. The action wasn't ridiculously over-the-top but still awesome. Just a great movie.

Posted by briansanderson

I thought this was a great movie. Awesome action and a pretty good story. Happy to see it doing well in video releases.

Posted by MonkeyToe

I like this story. I didn't get to catch Dredd in the theater because with 2 kids it's hard to catch every movie I want to see. I finally got to watch it the other night on Directv Cinema and I did really like it. It was an awesome movie and really makes me think about going back and looking for some Judge Dredd trades.

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