Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Is the Top-Selling Blu-Ray of 2018, Well So Far

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was one of the most successful films of last year, taking in a whooping $1,332,539,889 at the Worldwide Box Office.

According to The Numbers, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has sold over three million units since its release on March 27th. With everything else in the top 10 well behind it, with Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok following behind, but still an impressive gap. Here are their current sales:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 3.01 million units sold
  2. Black Panther – 2.62 million
  3. Thor: Ragnarok – 2.34 million
  4. Coco – 2.25 million
  5. The Greatest Showman – 1.75 million
  6. Justice League – 1.54 million
  7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 1.38 million
  8. It – 921,473
  9. Blade Runner 2049 – 827,421
  10. Ferdinand – 688,996

This also means that Disney has all four of the top selling Blu-rays of 2018, that being: Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and Coco. Comparing these numbers to previous Star Wars films of recent years, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has already nearly outpaced last year’s top-selling Blu-ray, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which moved 3.04 million copies in 2017. It does lag well behind Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, though, which sold a whopping 5.56 million discs.

But for Disney that top four for this year might become five, which may knock Episode VIII: The last Jedi to the 2nd best selling Blu-Ray of 2018. Of course I’m talking about:

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Yes, the biggest movie of the year, Avengers: Infinity War. And like Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, I got it as soon as i became available on Blu-Ray. Given the popularity of the movie, along with it Box Office performance (coming very close to knocking Episode VII: The Force Awakens from the third highest grossing movie of all time) and it’s less than dividing nature for it’s fanbase. Stands a good chance of knocking Episode VIII: The Last Jedi from being this year’s best selling Blu-Ray.

But time will tell. But for now, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is this year’s best selling Blu-Ray. I wonder if Solo: A Star Wars Story will make it near the top ten? As it might fair better on “home video” compared to it’s theatrical release.

Connor Heggie