It’s funny that World War Z was coming right on the heels of Star Trek Into Darkness this summer, because they’re also neck and neck in home entertainment. Last week Trek was #1, and now the zombies have climbed to the top of the heap.Both Trek and Z are Paramount films, but where Trek was a sure fire hit, many expected Z to be a complete disaster. Thankfully, it dodged a bullet, and we had the feeling there would be more people willing to check it out at home.
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Z grossed over $200 million in US theaters, “a better-than-expected” take, and it’s currently #1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which covers DVD and Blu-Ray. (It’s also #1 on the crucial Home Media Weekly chart.) Into Darkness is now #2 on the home entertainment charts, which obviously isn’t that steep of a drop.
There’s been talk of a sequel to World War Z, and we’re willing to bet Paramount and Brad Pitt will be waiting to see how it does overall, theatrical and home video, before trying to taken on an earth infested with zombies again. So far, so good, but it still has a ways to go.