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Projections: 'Risen' Hoping to Rise on Charts

30 May, 2016 By: John Latchem

Sony Pictures' Risen is hoping its core faith-based audience will push it to the top of the home video sales charts.

Risen earned just $36.9 million at the domestic box office, though it received considerable retail attention and its religious themes — the film tells the story of a Roman soldier's search for the missing body of Jesus — should give it a strong built-in viewership.

Of course, it will also have to contend with the ongoing success of Fox's Deadpool, the No. 1 disc seller the past two weeks.

Other newcomers vying for a top spot include Warner's How to Be Single and Paramount's Zoolander No. 2.

On the rental chart, Universal's Ride Along 2 comes off its 28-day holdback from Redbox and should take the top spot.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart
  Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/29/16  
1 Risen Sony Pictures New
2 Deadpool Fox 3
3 How to Be Single Warner New
  Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 5/29/16  
1 Ride Along 2 Universal 5
2 The Revenant Fox 6
3 Dirty Grandpa Lionsgate 2


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