Despite mixed reactions from critics and audiences alike, Wonder Woman 1984 was the best-selling film on DVD and Blu-Ray for 2021 at over $ 30 million.

Wonder Woman 1984 was the best-selling film on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2021. The second installment of the Wonder Woman film franchise was highly anticipated as the film had been delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Warner Bros. ultimately decided to release the film on Christmas Day 2020 in both theaters and on HBO Max as part of their plan to release all of their 2021 movie lineup on the streaming service.

While the initial critical response to Wonder Woman 1984 was positive, the more critics saw the film, the lower the average critics score fell, and the audience weren’t as kind to the film. Many have questioned the tone of the film and the subplot around Steve Trevor taking control of someone’s body. However, at the time, have Wonder Woman 1984 had the biggest opening weekend during the pandemic and grossed a total of $ 46 million nationally and $ 166 million globally. Still, the film had a budget of $ 200 million that doesn’t factor in marketing costs, which means Wonder Woman 1984 was going to have to perform really well on home video to help strengthen.


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Despite some negative reactions, many people still wanted to own Wonder Woman 1984 like Numbers reports it as the best-selling film on home video in 2021. The film sold 1,427,182 units (608,686 on DVD and 818,496 on Blu-Ray) for a total of $ 34,450,146 in spending. total consumption. It topped both the individual DVD and Blu-Ray charts and topped other hits including The Croods: The New Age which appeared at number 2 on both charts and Godzilla vs. Kong.

Diana Prince walks the Smithsonian gala red carpet in a stunning white dress in Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 was reportedly watched by half of HBO Max subscribers on Christmas Day, and also reportedly increased the service to 41 million subscribers. Strong sales in the home video market could indicate that the reaction from the general public may have been more positive than the discussions online would suggest. These factors, combined with its decent box office draw during the pandemic and home video sales are helping to make Wonder Woman 1984 a success, if not the runaway shot the first film was back in 2017.

Warner Bros. is currently working on a third Wonder Woman, with the return of director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot. Gadot recently mentioned that Wonder woman 3 could begin filming next year, hinting that the third film in the franchise might not arrive until 2024, which would make it a four-year wait between films. The extra time will also give the filmmakers more time to work on the script, possibly working on issues faced by audiences. Wonder Woman 1984, while integrating it further into the current DCEU after the events of Flash, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Shazam: the fury of the gods.

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Source: Numbers

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