This week’s home entertainment offerings include one of 2016’s most popular animated features, a big-budget video game movie starring Michael Fassbender, the third season of Batman: The Bold and the Brave on Blu-ray, the first collection of the Adult Swim black comedy Newsreaders , and a delightful anime parody of Attack on Titan .
Evidently the summer movie blockbuster season now starts in March. A year after Batman v. Superman set a new March record with a $166 million bow, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast posted the seventh best opening of all time (not adjusted for inflation), and left the DC superheroes in its wake with a $170 million opening frame.
Legendary's second entry in its "Monsters Series," Kong: Skull Island, surpassed expectations a bit with a $61 million debut, which was more than enough to dethrone Hugh Jackman’s final Wolverine film.
This week’s home entertainment releases include the science fiction adventure/romance Passengers , some films with Oscar nominations including Fences and Elle , plus for the first time on disc the second season of the animated Batman Beyond spin-off The Zeta Project and a new edition of the classic Ghost in the Shell anime.