Wolf of Wall Street was a popular choice with people who still buy movies on home video. However, the R-rated flick couldn’t compete with a family-friendly box office favorite.
Although director Martin Scorsese’s tale of excess and corruption sold an impressive number of copies during its first week on DVD and Blu-ray, Disney’s hit flick Frozen stay in the spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart.
According to Variety, the Disney’s box office smash outsold The Wolf of Wall Street by a margin of three to one. However, don’t feel too sorry for Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest cinematic effort. The film debuted at number two on the aforementioned chart. In other words, things are still looking good for the film on home video.
While people weren’t rushing out to purchase The Wolf of Wall Street, apparently they didn’t have a problem renting the film. L.A. Biz reports that the drama emerged victorious on the rentals chart. Even as a fan of the movie, this writer can’t imagine watching it more than once or twice. In other words, an occasional rental would suffice.
Curious to see how the movie compared rental-wise with other motion pictures currently available on the home video market? Take a look at this week’s top ten, courtesy of the folks at Home Media Magazine.
1. The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount)
2. Gravity (Warner Bros.)
3. American Hustle (Sony)
4. Frozen (Disney)
5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
6. Thor: The Dark World (Disney/Marvel)
7. Dallas Buyers Club (Universal)
8. The Counselor (Fox)
9. Delivery Man (Disney/DreamWorks)
10. Captain Phillips (Sony)
Of course, The Wolf of Wall Street wasn’t the only new release to hit video store shelves last week. In addition to Scorsese’s latest endeavor, the Vince Vaughn comedy Delivery Man and 20th Century Fox’s Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie battled it out for a chunk of your entertainment budget.
Since Leonardo DiCaprio’s flick spurred interest in stockbroker jobs following the release of The Wolf of Wall Street, the same thing could happen all over again now that the flick is on home video. The Inquisitr previously reported that the drama definitely caught the attention of people looking to make a quick buck.
“It is really interesting to see the effects movies and popular culture have on the job seeker. For many people the inspiration for their career choice was based on a TV or film character. In the case of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ it seems the proof is in the data,” job search website Indeed said in a statement.
Did you pick up a copy of The Wolf of Wall Street on DVD or Blu-ray?
[Image via Paramount Pictures]