Blu-ray And DVD Debut Sets New Benchmark Capturing $82.6 Million in Sales and Marking the Highest Opening Week of 2015
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating once again that dinosaurs reign supreme, the home entertainment release of Jurassic World crushed industry records in its North American launch, generating $82.6 million in consumer spend across both physical and digital formats. Previously shattering global box-office records to amass $1.6 billion worldwide and become the third-highest grossing film in history, the year's number-one blockbuster sold nearly three million units on Blu-ray™ and DVD in its first week of release, outselling this year's previous top competitive title debut by 25%.
Based on its record-smashing opening, the fourth installment of the unrivaled dinosaur franchise is now on pace to become the highest-selling, Blu-ray and DVD title of 2015, as well as the industry's biggest live-action Blu-ray title of all time and Universal's biggest digital release ever. From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Jurassic World is currently available on Digital HD, 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand.
"The colossal success of Jurassic World across the globe speaks volumes about the great filmmaking and universal appeal of this very visceral, larger-than-life adventure," said UPHE President Eddie Cunningham. "Jurassic World's record-breaking home entertainment debut, alongside Furious 7's recent spectacular performance, squarely reinforces the ever-robust and enduring consumer demand to own great content, both physically and digitally."
The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park's attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it's up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park's tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.
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