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Front and back covers of the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows DVD.


'A Game of Shadows' outgrosses first film in franchise:

Warner Bros said today that Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has surpassed $529 million in global box office. That surpasses the $524.4 million taken in by the first film in the franchise, 2009′s Sherlock Holmes. 

Not that the studio and Village Roadshow needs justification for a third pic in the series — Sherlock Holmes 3 already has set Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to pen the next installment that will bring back Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law for Guy Ritchie to direct. 

A Game Of Shadows this past weekend upped its cumes to $186.7 million domestic and $324.3 million overseas. “Our successful box office continues to prove the appeal of Sherlock Holmes, especially in the hands of guy Ritchie and his amazing cast, led by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law,” Warners domestic distribution president Dan Fellman said. “The film had outstanding results throughout the holidays and continued to gain traction well into 2012.”

(read Warner Bros.’ official press release here)

(Source: Deadline)

Box office update for A Game of Shadows:

A Game of Shadows earned $2.4M this weekend; nine-day cume in the country stands at $9.6M (after $3.7M last weekend).  Overall, its international box-office stands at $342M.  

With a $528M global take, it has now passed the first Sherlock Holmes film’s total box office earnings of $524M.

(Source: Hollywood Reporter)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Uncovers Blu-ray

Warner Home Video has announced that they will release Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, the latest Sherlock adventure from director Guy Ritchie, on Blu-ray and DVD on June 12, 2012.

The Blu-ray release will be presented in its intended 2.35:1 aspect ratio, presumably in 1080p/AVC. The film will be mixed in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, along with Spanish, French and Thai 5.1 Dolby Digital audio.

The film will include Cantonese, Spanish, French, Korean, Indonesian, English SDH subtitles.  The DVD will include English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital audio, an anamorphic widescreen transfer, and Spanish, French, English SDH subtitles.

Extras for the Blu-ray release will include the following:

  • Maximum Movie Mode: Inside the Mind of Sherlock Holmes - Hosted by Robert Downey, Jr. 
  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Perfect Chemistry (also on DVD) 
  • Moriarty’s Master Plan Unleashed (also on DVD) 
  • Holmesavision on Steroids (also on DVD) 
  • Holmes Without Borders 
  • Sherlock Holmes: Under the Gypsy Spell 
  • Meet Mycroft Holmes 
  • Guy Ritchie’s Well-Oiled Machine 

Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions will include an Ultraviolet cloud streaming digital copy of the film. The Blu-ray combo pack will also include a DVD copy.

(Source: IGN)

The US release for the Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows DVD/Blu-ray has been set for June 12, 2012.

(However, if that’s too long a wait, there is a region-free Blu-ray boxset that includes both the first film and A Game of Shadows that’ll be on sale at Amazon UK by May 14. for only £17.99.)

Special features for the Blu-ray (with Maximum Movie Mode) will include:

  • The Original Dynamic Duo
  • Beyond Baker Street
  • The Moriarty Gambit
  • Holmesavision on Steroids
  • A Band of Gypsies
  • Meet Mycroft Holmes
  • King of Shadows

(Source:, Amazon UK)

Box office update for A Game of Shadows:

A Game of Shadows premiered in Japan at #2 this weekend with $3.7M, which is the same as the first Holmes’ opening bow in Japan two years ago.

Overall, the film earned $4.3M internationally this weekend and its global box office now stands at $522M. It should pass the first Sherlock Holmes’ global total ($524M) by next weekend.

(Source: Box Office Mojo, Hollywood Reporter)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Box-office:

Los Angeles Times: "Meanwhile, "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" this weekend surpassed the original film’s ultimate international gross. The original brought in $315 million overseas, while the sequel has now raked in $320 million abroad. The film has yet to conclude its international run, as it still has to open in Japan."

Reuters: ”Also this weekend, the Warner Bros. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” passed the half-billion dollar mark worldwide, according to Rentrak. The movie, which hasn’t yet opened in Japan, took $5 million internationally, bringing it to $320 million outside North America and $504.2 million worldwide.”

(Source: Los Angeles Times, Reuters)

Note: With Japan left to open, A Game of Shadows should ultimately match the first Sherlock Holmes’ global box-office total of 524M.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - Box-office:

DOMESTIC: A Game of Shadows is at the end of its run in the United States, currently with almost $184M and should finish a little north of $185M.

INTERNATIONAL: From The Hollywood Reporter — ”Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has accumulated a foreign gross total of $311 million, and looks to outdistance the total foreign action of 2009’s Sherlock Homes ($314 million) within the week. Latest round for the sequel drew $9.3 million from 5,515 situations in 56 territories.  A Japan opening is scheduled for March 12.”

(Source: Hollywood Reporter, Box Office Mojo)