Even in my greatest fanboy lust I tried to like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and at best I could find half of it to enjoy.
I thought a sequel would redeem the good parts and tell us that WeaponXI was not Wade Wilson, but then we were told they were holding off a sequel until they saw the DVD sales results.
I am not saying that threat encouraged a fan reaction to pick up a movie they hate, but someone out there bought it. And not just modestly. Currently the release is holding a fair number of records.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Announced Today That X-Men Origins: Wolverine Now Holds the Record as the…
#1 Best Selling 2009 New Release Blu-ray Disc
#1 Title On Cable VOD For The Second Week In A Row
One Of The Top 10 All Time Best Selling Blu-ray Titles Ever
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine continues to break records on the home entertainment charts. “The resounding success of Wolverine on Blu-ray reveals that the consumer still craves their movies the best way possible” said Mary Daily, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
It was said that they were holding off on Wolverine 2 to see how the retail sales results came in, and it looks like they got their green light as we already heard they are working on the film.
Wolverine was not a great movie by any stretch of the word, yet it raked in the cash like crazy. It boggles my mind that a movie that SO MANY tear up and insult could still get that many in the theaters and buying the discs.