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‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Sells 3M+ Units In Home Entertainment Window, Best For Lionsgate Since ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

EXCLUSIVE: Who says the home entertainment sector is dead? Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has sold over 3 million units in packaged media, electronic sales and VOD since its arrival in the post-theatrical window in late August, becoming Lionsgate’s highest-grossing home entertainment title in five years, since 2014’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

Among all of the mini-major’s electronic sell-through titles, John Wick Chapter 3 is the biggest ever, surpassing John Wick Part 2 in its first three days of EST release. Chapter 3 became available on DVD/Blu-Ray on September 10.

While the first John Wick didn’t really raise eyebrows at the global box office grossing close to $89M worldwide, Lionsgate saw the potential for a franchise given that pic’s boom in the home entertainment market. John Wick: Chapter Two validated Lionsgate’s expectations, making $171.5M worldwide, $92M domestic. It did even better with Chapter 3, which made $171M domestic, $321M WW, nearly double the previous installment.

Chapter 3 was one of the summer’s standout pics, impressive from a mini-major in a sea of Disney IP fare that crushed the competition. Chapter 3 is currently the eighth highest-grossing pic stateside at the B.O., and sixth highest domestic for the summer season. Lionsgate tells us that John Wick 3 is over-indexing on home entertainment platforms at a level comparable to action titles that have grossed better than $250 million at the domestic B.O., underscoring its appeal to home entertainment consumers.

The success of Chapter 3 between its box office and home entertainment is a throwback to when films truly minted bucks in the post-theatrical window. With the

Article source: https://deadline.com/2019/09/john-wick-chapter-3-home-entertainment-revenue-record-lionsgate-hunger-games-1202737847/

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