Wonder Woman 1984 spent the previous year selling to more people than any other film’s home media release, following its simultaneous launch in theaters and on HBO Max in December 2020. According to The Numbers, the DCEU sequel sold 1,427,830 units on Blu-rays and DVDs in 2021.
This announcement comes as a surprise to DC fans and moviegoers, as WonderWoman 1984 garnered mixed to negative reviews from viewers and critics.
Following Wonder Woman 1984, The Croods: A New Age, Raya and the Last Dragon, Godzilla vs. Kong, Monster Hunter, News of the World, Soul, Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Tenet round out the top 10.
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Wonder Woman 1984, a sequel to the 2017 film Wonder Woman, reunites superstar Gal Gadot with filmmaker Patty Jenkins. The script was written by Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham, and Jenkins. The picture also stars Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen in addition to Gadot. It takes place during the Cold War and follows Diana and her ex-lover Steve Trevor as they battle Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.
Given the circumstances of its premiere in 2020 and the middling film reviews, it’s difficult to say how financially successful the picture was. However, the announcement of its home media sales compensates for any apparent loss while also functioning as a motivator for the third Wonder Woman film, which has been reported to be in the works. It will be exciting to see where Gal Gadot and Jenkins take this tale next to expand out Diana Prince and the DCEU.