Hit animated film Zootopia comes to Blu Ray/DVD on June 7
Walt Disney has had a monster year so far. All but one of the top four grossing films of the year so far are from the House of Mouse. The film that got the ball rolling, Zootopia, comes to Blu Ray and DVD. Zootopia was the year’s other early big breakout after Deadpool. Audiences were really taken by the animal animation project.
The film closed its box office run with $336.6 million domestically good enough for the fourth best performance this year. For those keeping track, that’s still better than much more highly promoted Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($329.6 million). Sometimes having a fun, original concept that families can enjoy is all a film needs to do despite a lack of superhero confrontations.
Hail, Caesar!, the underwhelming effort from Joel and Ethan Coen was a minor disappointment at the box office. Considering its stacked cast including Scarlett Johansson, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton and Josh Brolin, it was surprising it couldn’t attract a wider audience. Grossing a weak $30 million, the film earned back its $22 million budget. Maybe on Blu-Ray it will fare better?
For Ghostbusters fans still upset about the decision for a remake, 4K editions of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II are also being released. So now you can revisit the franchise with even better picture clarity and complain why any exec thought remaking these films was necessary. Additionally on the 4K front is Matt Damon’s 2015 hit, The Martian, and Independence Day just in time for the sequel’s arrival in theaters.