It may have been one of the biggest flops of the year at the domestic box office, but Lionsgate's Dredd debuted at No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Dredd beat out another box-office disappointment, Disney's Frankenweenie. Dredd earned just $13.4 million during its run in theaters last year, while Frankenweenie took in $35.1 million. Both films require a 28-day delay before being released on home video. Two films that waited out that delay made their top-ten debut on Home Media magazine's rental chart. They were Ted, which placed first and The Bourne Legacy, which placed second.
The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.
Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.