Disney kicked off the fall home entertainment series early this year with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the biggest global hit of 2018 so far, and there are other offerings of great interest including the latest season of Arrow, the first season of the excellent Stephen King-based Mr. Mercedes, the final season of SyFy's 12 Monkeys, plus an intriguing post-apocalyptic anime movie, Planetarian.
The Meg, a years-in-the-making action fantasy about a mammoth prehistoric shark with a B-list cast of western actors led by Jason Statham, doubled its tracking numbers and took a $44.5 million bite out of the weekend box office.
These are the dog days for home entertainment releases, but there are some interesting offerings on disc this week, including what is quite likely the best adaptation yet of the Death of Superman saga, along with the second seasons of Star Wars Rebels, a LEGO/DC Aquaman animated feature, and the second season of Riverdale.
There is an even bigger element of “déjà vu” at the 2018 summer box office than is normal, even in sequel happy Hollywood. For the first time ever eight of the ten top films at the box office this weekend were sequels.