Saban’s Power Rangers movie released on home video this past June, and sales data is beginning to trickle in.
Lionsgate’s re-imagined Power Rangers pulled in $10.9 million in home video sales in its first month of release. Over half of that number came in the film’s first week of release, with $7.2 million of the total coming from Blu-ray purchases, and the remaining $3.7 million coming from DVD purchases.
For comparison purposes, while Saban’s Power Rangers movie earned $6.7 million in its first week of release, other recent films such as Universal’s The Fate of the Furious earned $23.7 million in its first week, and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast earned $50.4 million in its first week.
The numbers would suggest that while Saban’s Power Rangers movie didn’t perform horribly, it far under-performed in home video sales versus its heavyweight competitors that accompanied the film in theaters in spring 2017.
Home video sales are beginning to release now as data is typically released at a 3-4 month delay.
Lionsgate has yet to issue any official word on a potential sequel.
The movie opened to mixed reviews from critics, but overwhelmingly positive reviews from both longtime fans and moviegoers alike. With an A grade from industry market research firm CinemaScore, and audience scores exceeding 80% on platforms such as Rotten Tomatoes and MetaCritic, Saban’s Power Rangers movie has thus far ranked among audience’s favorites in 2017.
Yet despite positive moviegoer reception, the film experienced mediocre results throughout its box office run – pulling in only $141.9 million worldwide.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world- is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Starring Becky G, Ludi Lin, Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Elizabeth Banks, and Bryan Cranston, Saban’s Power Rangers is available on home video now.