Yesterday, I posted figures for the first week of Planet Hulk DVD sales. There seemed to be some interest in how these DVDs were selling overall so today's treat is a look at DVD sales for Marvel and DC to date. These numbers do not include DC DVDs released prior to the current "adult-oriented" line, so no Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo etc.
As you can see in the graph, Superman: Doomsday leads the pack in revenue with Batman: Gotham Knight in 2nd and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther in 3rd.Probably not the best 3 as far as quality goes but there was a lot more buzz and marketing when these lines were launched. Since then, DC's sales have more or less leveled off and Marvels were in decline but seem to be in a bit of recovery after Hulk Vs big jump (based on the other DVD trends Planet Hulk will still most likely at least double its current revenue).
Surprising is the performance of DC Justice League: The New Frontier based on the acclaimed graphic novel. Although it currently has the edge over Green Lantern: First Flight by about $22,000, it will be passed soon as GL has been a more consistent seller over time. Also, even though Wonder Woman's first week sales were weak, Hera has given her strength to eclipse both GL and New Frontier. The Superman Batman: Public Enemies film has not sold as well as either solo film, but it has done fairly well though not quite as well as Marvel's Hulk Vs.
Speaking of Hulk Vs, its performance has been nothing short of amazing, even outselling Iron Man which received a boost from the huge performance of the live action film (maybe this speaks to the poor quality of The Invincible Iron Man). In fact, Hulk Vs has made nearly as much money as the original Ultimate Avengers. There just has to be plans for another "Vs." themed Marvel movie, or could the runaway success be tied to the inclusion of a certain popular X-Man? Its is also apparent that Next Avengers was a real bomb. You have to wonder where a Spider-Man, X-Men, or Fantastic Four movie would land on this chart.
Lastly, just for fun here are the number of times each of the main heroes has appeared in the 7 DC or 7 Marvel movies. Believe it or not Thor actually seems to have the edge over Hulk in number of appearances, though Hulk may win with screen time.
Thor 5.1 - (Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, cameo in Doc Strange, Next Avengers, Hulk Vs., Planet Hulk), and Thor is upcoming.
Hulk 5 - (Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Next Avengers, Hulk Vs., Planet Hulk)
Iron Man 4.5 - ( Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Iron Man, Next Avengers, brief but non-integral role in Planet Hulk)
Superman 4 - (Doomsday, New Frontier, Superman Batman, Crisis on Two Earths)
Batman 4 - (New Frontier, Gotham Knight, Superman Batman, Crisis on Two Earths), and Red Hood is coming
Wonder Woman 3 - (New Frontier, Wonder Woman, Crisis on Two Earths)
Green Lantern 3 - (New Frontier, First Flight, Crisis on Two Earths)
Captain America 2.5 - ( Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, cameo and kid version in Next Avengers)
Ant-Man / Wasp 2.5 - ( Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, cameo and kid version in Next Avengers)
Black Widow 2.5 - ( Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, cameo and kid version in Next Avengers)
Flash 2 - (New Frontier, Crisis on Two Earths)
Martian Manhunter 2 - (New Frontier, Crisis on Two Earths)
Black Panther 1.5 - (Ultimate Avengers 2, cameo and kid version in Next Avengers)
Doctor Strange 1 - (Doc Strange)
Wolverine 1 - (Hulk Vs.)