Though critics haven't been overly kind to Michael Bay's "Transformers" series, there is no doubting its commercial drawing power, as "Transformers: Age of Extinction" heads into the home market as the only release to top $1 billion in theatrical revenue so far in 2014. Also hitting stores this week will be "Chef," an adult-geared romantic comedy from director Jon Favreau.
Coming off an excellent box office run, R-rated comedy "Neighbors" is in great position to continue finding adult audiences this week as it makes its way into the home market, setting it up to be one of the most rented and purchased comedies of 2014.
As the home market release schedule begins to pick up, action smash hit "Godzilla" heads to DVD and Blu-ray this week, likely finding another very wide audience after being one of the top performers in theaters this summer. Also getting launched this week on DVD and Blu-ray will be "The Fault in Our Stars," a romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley that put together an impressive box office run.
After a very slow period of the Blu-ray release schedule, the new titles start to pick up this week with the launch of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," one of the most successful big-budget films of the year and a lock to have a major impact in the home market as well. Also getting launched this week on DVD and Blu-ray will be a spread of lesser known releases.
With the NFL football season about to get underway, distributor Lionsgate will top the new Blu-ray releases this week with "Draft Day," a PG-13 sports drama that had a minimal theatrical impact back in the spring. Also getting launched this week will be "Moms' Night Out," though the PG comedy from TriStar barely made a dent at the box office in the early portion of the summer.