According to Amazon the Cloud Atlas DVD release date has been set for February 5th, 2013. The date is a smart one as it is in the midst of awards season, and with Cloud Atlas a potential nominee in a few technical categories it may spur interest from those who missed it on the big screen.
Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, and Jim Sturgess, has taken nearly $60 million at the global box office so far and will complete its international roll out in March. Hitting $100m (its reported budget) is a possibility, despite the poor $26 million it managed in the US.
One problem with the February DVD and Blu-ray US release for Cloud Atlas is that key territories such as Australia, China, Japan, France, and the UK won’t be able to see the film on the big screen until late-February/March. People could potentially buy the DVD/Blu-ray online or simply download it illegally, and that may impact Cloud Atlas‘ box office in those countries.
Cloud Atlas, directed by The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, continues to keep people talking. Despite a ‘Fresh’ score of 63% on Rotten Tomatoes it has just been named The Worst Movie of 2012 by Time magazine. Whether it’s the best or worst, Cloud Atlas is definitely the most divisive movie of the year.