'Deadpool' takes Top Spot on Home Video Charts from 'The Force Awakens'by HaydnSpurrell
As we knew it would, Deadpool is dominating the home video charts. Arriving on May 10, the film has topped overall disc sales chart and Blu-ray disc sales chart for the week ending May 15.
The numbers see Star Wars: The Force Awakens removed from the top spot for a second time. Previously, The Revenant took top place before Star Wars reclaimed it.
Deadpool saw a digital release 11 days prior to its physical home media release, and broke records with 1 million downloads in its first week.
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