Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has sparked renewed interest in the films building up to Marvel’s big superhero ensemble extravaganza. Three of the five pre-Avengers titles currently reside on Amazon’s top 10 bestselling Blu-ray chart days ahead of The Avengers theatrical release this Friday.
Sitting in position four is the Blu-ray and DVD combo edition of Thor starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. Amazon has it priced at $19.99 or 56 percent off the $44.99 list price. Also of note is the Blu-ray 3D combo pack edition of Thor is currently the fourth bestselling Blu-ray 3D title at Amazon.
Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans sits a couple spots lower at number six. It shares the same $19.99 price as Thor, more than 50 percent off list. The Blu-ray 3D edition is also a couple spots lower than Thor at spot six on that chart.
Coming in position 10 at Amazon is Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr. This one is priced a little lower at $14.49, roughly half the $29.99 list price. The original Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk are $14.49 and $12.49 in positions 22 and 21, respectively.
Taking a larger view of The Avengers impact on Blu-ray sales, 20 percent of Amazon’s current top 25 bestselling Blu-ray titles are part of Marvel’s franchise. These rankings may very well improve once The Avengers is released in the U.S. on May 4.
Click here to purchase Iron Man on Blu-ray for $14.49 at Amazon.com.
Click here to purchase Iron Man 2 on Blu-ray for $14.49 at Amazon.com.
Click here to purchase Thor on Blu-ray for $19.99 at Amazon.com.
Click here to purchase Thor on Blu-ray 3D for $24.99 at Amazon.com.