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Old 10-18-2011, 09:14 PM
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Fast Five & The Lion King Are Best Week Ever for Blu-ray Compared to DVD (40% + 28%)

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‘Lion King,’ ‘Fast Five’ Propel Blu-ray to Record-breaking Week
18 Oct, 2011
By: John Latchem


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Blu-ray Disc enjoyed its best week ever compared with DVD the week ended Oct. 8, kicking off the fourth quarter by contributing more than 40% of total disc revenue.

Based on figures supplied by studios and other sources, Home Media Research estimates Blu-ray revenue of $73.9 million for the week, the highest week for Blu-ray since Christmas 2010 and the largest week for Blu-ray outside Black Friday or the Christmas shopping season.

In terms of units sold, 28% of all discs sold for the week were Blu-ray, also a record.


Top titles driving the week were Disney’s The Lion King: Diamond Edition, which according to estimates sold more than 1.5 million copies, all of which are Blu-ray/DVD combo packs, adding significantly to the Blu-ray revenue number. Universal’s Fast Five contributed estimated sales of more than 1 million Blu-ray units as well.

The week ended Oct. 8 was up 57.7% in Blu-ray revenue from the same week the previous year, which included the Blu-ray release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition. Blu-ray sales helped offset a 9.4% decline in DVD-only revenue and brought estimated total disc revenue to $183.8 million, up 9.31% over the same week the previous year.

The 40% revenue number for Blu-ray for the week surpasses the 35% Blu-ray market share for the week ended Sept. 17, 2011 — when “Star Wars” debuted on Blu-ray. The record may be surpassed again by the week ending Oct. 22, with the debut of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Disney is offering only Blu-ray combo packs of the fourth “Pirates” film until mid-November, which, combined with second-week sales of Green Lantern, should add significant totals to the Blu-ray market share.


Blu-ray has increased its market share 35% in 2011 compared with 2010. Blu-ray revenue market share has grown to 21.1% so far in 2011, from 15.7% at the same point last year
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'The Lion King' and 'Fast Five' Drive Blu-ray to a New Sales Record


Posted October 18, 2011 09:57 PM by Tony Sanchez




The successful Blu-ray release of The Lion King and the home video debut of Fast Five resulted in a new weekly Blu-ray revenue share record. For week ending 10/08/11, Blu-ray's market share of total package media sales was an all time best 40%. The new mark bested the previous record of 35% established on week ending 9/17/11, which marked the initial bow of Star Wars.

Home Media Research estimates that Blu-ray sales of The Lion King topped 1.5 million units, and Fast Five contributed by selling over 1 million Blu-ray copies. Blu-ray revenue for the week registered a new 2011 high of $73.09, which bettered the year's previous best of $57.32 million. The increase of Blu-ray sales receipts, over the same week last year was 57.7%. In 2011 Blu-ray's market share has increased 35% over 2010.

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'Fast Five' Tops Overall Sales, 'Lion King' Is Top BD


12 Oct, 2011
By: John Latchem


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Universal Studios Home Entertainment raced to the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart the week ended Oct. 9 with Fast Five, a hit actioner that scored $209.8 million at the domestic box office.

Fast Five held off a strong push by another re-release of a Disney classic, this time the Blu-ray debut of The Lion King, which is coming off a theatrical re-release that grossed nearly $90 million (pushing the film’s lifetime domestic box office to more than $415 million). Lion King sold 79.1% as many discs as Fast Five.

The Lion King did top VideoScan’s Blu-ray sales chart; all available copies of the animated film were Blu-ray combo packs, while 57% of Fast Five disc sales were of the Blu-ray version.

Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in its first full week, was a close No. 3 on both sales charts, but did top Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the second week.


Anchor Bay’s new Scream 4 debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart with stalwart Thor at No. 3. Fox’s X-Men: First Class and Universal’s Hanna came off their kiosk embargo to rise to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

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Top 20 Sellers for the Week Ended 10/09/11

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Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 10/09/11


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			BD Title Share for Week Ending 10/02/11

BDshare  DVDshare  BDshare	Title

100.00	  0.00	100.0%	African Cats
100.00	  0.00	100.0%	Star Wars: The Complete Saga
100.00	  0.00	100.0%	The Lion King Trilogy
100.00	  0.00	100.0%	The Lion King: Diamond Edition
 95.34	  4.66	 95.3%	Pulp Fiction
 72.73	 27.27	 72.7%	Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition
 56.79	 43.21	 56.8%	Transformers: Dark of the Moon
 56.66	 43.34	 56.7%	Fast Five
 54.51	 45.49	 54.5%	Thor
 43.72	 56.28	 43.7%	X-Men: First Class
 41.90	 58.10	 41.9%	Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
 41.71	 58.29	 41.7%	Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition
 39.71	 60.29	 39.7%	Scream 4
 31.79	 68.21	 31.8%	Transformers
 28.18	 71.82	 28.2%	Bridesmaids
 27.25	 72.75	 27.3%	Fast & Furious
 25.17	 74.83	 25.2%	Rio
 12.98	 87.02	 13.0%	Spooky Buddies
  0.00	100.00	  0.0%	Hocus Pocus
0.00	100.00	  0.0%	Barbie: Princess Charm School



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I did NOT see this coming, especially for these two films. Funny that Transformers has a mediocre/bad week, I guess I once again underestimated people's love for Disney and cars...
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I did NOT see this coming, especially for these two films. Funny that Transformers has a mediocre/bad week, I guess I once again underestimated people's love for Disney and cars...
I don't know if Transformers is doing bad. Its sold 3.5M copies (2.137m BD 1.369M DVD) in 9 or 10 days (the reporting periods always mess me up). The dvd numbers might look weak because of how many people are buying the BD instead.
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I did NOT see this coming, especially for these two films. Funny that Transformers has a mediocre/bad week, I guess I once again underestimated people's love for Disney and cars...
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I don't know if Transformers is doing bad. Its sold 3.5M copies (2.137m BD 1.369M DVD) in 9 or 10 days (the reporting periods always mess me up). The dvd numbers might look weak because of how many people are buying the BD instead.
If you add up the DVD and Blu-ray units and revenues together its not doing bad at all for 10 days, its already around 3.5 million units and $50 M in revenue in less than a week and a half and it still is doing healthy volumes in its 3rd week.
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I think the combo packing is paying off. For the money it (usually) is the better deal.
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I think the combo packing is paying off. For the money it (usually) is the better deal.
I agree. Consumers see to think its useful and a better deal are have no problem buying them at all.

It makes inventory easier and if it makes more profit for retailers and the studios all the better for those of us that want to see more Blu-ray titles released and on store shelves.
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And just like that the studios have tricked people back to paying $20+ for new releases..
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