Big Hero 6 Still Going Strong

We weren’t shocked that Big Hero Six won Best Animated feature at the Academy Awards this year, even though the Lego Movie definitely got the shaft. Six is a unique superhero story - told Pixar style - that has tremendous family appeal, and the look of the film was quite extraordinary.

So we’re not surprised to learn via Variety that Big Hero 6 is #1 in video sales. Six came out for home viewing on March 1, and it immediately went to the top spot, reportedly totaling 58% of total sales from Blu-Rays. It also blew the second movie on the list, Horrible Bosses 2, out the door, selling more than 10 times more discs.

Again, we’re not surprised that this is turning into a family favorite, and it should continue to be for years to come, but we’re a bit stunned at just how well it’s been doing. Disney has many great family films, and now Deadline tells us that Hero 6 is the company’s third biggest animated title, making over $600 million world-wide.

While the Big Hero 6 creators have said they’re not thinking about a sequel at the moment, putting a movie together is a pretty tough thing to do and they were trying to have some rest, but we wouldn’t be surprised if another installment of Hero 6 is announced soon. Considering this is an origin story, the door’s wide open for many more great movies to come.

David Konow

David Konow has been a writer for far too long. He has written for Deadline, Indiewire, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Wrap, Tom's Games, and many others. He has also authored three books: Bang Your Head (Three Rivers Press), and Reel Terror (St Martins).


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