NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Blended, produced by Time Warner's (TWX) movie studio Warner Brothers, has narrowly beat Sony's (SNE) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to the top of domestic home video sales charts in its first week of release ended August 31st, according to Nielsen data, allowing this summer's box office bombs to get a second life.
High DVD sales are an unexpected consolation prize for the Adam Sandler comedy which proved a dud in cinemas. Since its May release, the film generated only $46.7 million in North American ticket sales, little over its production budget of $40 million. Worldwide, the film grossed half Sandler's last film, 2013's Grown Ups 2.
Sony's superhero flick, which held onto the top spot a week earlier, was less of a disaster in theaters but still fell short of lofty expectations. The film, pegged as Sony's big-budget, big-returns blockbuster of the summer, made little more than $200 million domestically, much less than an estimated $255 million production budget. The reboot's $708.3 million worldwide gross was less than any of the other Spider-Man films.
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