Thursday, October 20, 2005

Kingdom of Heaven a Big Hit on DVD

Well, it seems as though all of Ridley Scott’s bitching over the marketing campaign for the DVD release of the summer bomb, Kingdom of Heaven, was for nothing after all …

Director Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven topped both the DVD sales and rental charts its first week out, after making just $47.4 million at the domestic box office. It was quite popular overseas where it earned $163.5 million for a worldwide total of $210.9 million.


Kingdom of Heaven also opened with a bang on Home Media Retailing's rental chart for the week ending October 16, sliding into No. 1 with estimated rental earnings of $10.1 million, or 21.2 percent of its total domestic theatrical take.
If you care to know what I thought of the film, click here to read my review of the Ridley Scott picture.