In a fairly light part of the Blu-ray release schedule, Mark Ruffalo/Keira Knightley comedy "Begin Again" is one of the top titles hitting the home market, though a weak period at the box office suggests a fairly subdued secondary run with adult audiences. Also aiming for mostly the same audience will be "Wish I Was Here," a comedy/drama from Zach Braff that was barely released over the summer.
With a diverse set of new titles hitting stores on Blu-ray and DVD this week, R-rated comedy "Sex Tape" will be looking outperform its mediocre box office run, while horror hit "The Purge: Anarchy" hopes to continue its commercial success after being one of the biggest low-budget hits of the summer.
Coming off of a solid box office run this summer, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be looking to pick up where it left off in theaters, likely making it one of the top rentals/sellers this year on Blu-ray and other home market formats. Also set for a Blu-ray launch is "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," an animated release that ended up a quiet worldwide box office success back in the spring.
Thanks to some strong buzz and a decent box office run, Tom Cruise's latest sci-fi action flick, "Edge of Tomorrow," seems to be in good shape to continue its success as it is launched on Blu-ray this week. Also getting released will be "Million Dollar Arm," a PG sports drama from Disney starring Jon Hamm, as well as Seth MacFarlane's R-rated comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West."
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.