Blu-ray Market Share Slips to 17% in Early February

Posted in Studios on February 17th, 2011 by Dave

hmm17.jpgThe Blu-ray market share versus DVD slipped a little to 17% for the first week of February 2011, according to Home Media Magazine.

The revenue for the week ending February 6th however was a fairly healthy $27.18M, still up over 2010, while DVD revenues were down.

red.jpgRed from Summit took 1st place for the week, and Disney had a great week with Alice in Wonderland close behind in 2nd position, followed by Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 from in 3rd place and Secretariat in 4th.

Anchor Bay’s vampire movie remake Let Me In took 5th place. ahead of The Social Network from Sony Pictures in 6th place and The Expendables from Lionsgate in 7th.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 was the top DVD seller and with a 16% Blu-ray market share no doubt contributed to the lower overall Blu-ray market share.

That said 16% is not a bad market share for a family title.

inception.jpgOn the plus side, titles like Red, The Social Network and Let Me In had market shares in the 36% to 38% range.

Inception from Warner remains a top player with 49% Blu-ray market share, while Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred from Lionsgate reported 0% market share on Blu-ray Disc.

I guess exercise videos simply don’t need to be in high definition.

Promotional Pricing Keeps Blu-ray Sales Strong Mid January 2011

Posted in News on January 26th, 2011 by Dave

hmm20.jpgThe Blu-ray market share was 20% again for the week ending January 16th, according to Home Media Magazine.

The revenue was off a little compared to last week at $26.98M, up 27% over last year.

socialnetwork.jpgThe Social Network from Sony Pictures easily took first place ahead of Warner’s strong selling Inception in 2nd place with roughly a quarter of the sales.

Sony also did well with The Other Guys and Piranha 3D taking 3rd and 4th positions ahead of The Expendables from Lionsgate in 5th.

Recent releases The Town from Warner took 6th place, The A-Team from Fox with 7th position and Machete, also from Fox, in 8th place.

New release Alpha and Omega from Lionsgate  had to settle for 13th place, while the new 20th Anniversary release for Dances with Wolves release from MGM took 16th place.

On the marker share side of things, promotionally priced Blu-ray titles sold particularly well this week.

Top seller all round The Social Network scored well with a solid 45% Blu-ray market share, though on this count Inception was the winner with 59% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.

sorcerersapprentice.jpgPiranha 3D was another strong selling new release with 47% market share, while Alpha and Omega skewed more to DVD with only 23% market share.

Titles that outsold their DVD counterparts included The Other Guys with 57%, The Town with 55%, The A-Team with 66% and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Disney with 68% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.

At the other end of the scale we have Dinner for Schmucks from Paramount with a market share of 19% and Easy A from Sony Pictures with 17% market share.

Blu-ray Holding 20% Market Share Into 2011

Posted in Studios on January 20th, 2011 by Dave

hmm20.jpgFor the second week in 2011 the Blu-ray market share has held up at the 20% with revenues for the week a fairly healthy $29.4M, according to Home Media Magazine.

Once again Blu-ray sales are up over last year, while DVD continues to be in decline compared to 2010.

machete.jpgThe latest Robert Rodriguez release Machete from Fox took first place honours, well ahead of Resident Evil: Afterlife from Sony Pictures and continued strong sales from Warner’s Inception giving it 3rd.

Despicable Me from Universal took fourth and Dinner for Schmucks from Paramount, while second on the DVD chart, settled for 5th position in high definition.

Other recent titles in the top 10 included Salt from Sony Pictures, The Town from Warner, The A-Team from Fox and The Last Exorcism from Lionsgate.

The difference between the DVD and Blu-ray chart was explained by the fact that while Machete took an excellent 41% Blu-ray market share, Dinner for Schmucks settled for a considerably lower 25%.

While not a bad market share per se, it allowed titles like Resident Evil: Afterlife with 46% market share to beat it in the Blu-ray chart.

avatar_coll.jpgInception is still selling very well with a market share of 50%, though Avatar from Fox remains the one to beat with a market share of 52% for the week.

Other strong Blu-ray sellers include Salt with 37%, The Town with 43% and The Expendables from Lionsgate with 41% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.

For the most part actually the top selling titles did pretty well on Blu-ray Disc, with the low end of the scale represented by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from Summit with 18% market share, Easy A from Sony Pictures also with 18% and Family Guy Presents: It’s a Trap! from Fox with 15% Blu-ray market share.

Solid Start to 2011 with 22% Blu-ray Market Share

Posted in Studios on January 12th, 2011 by Dave

hmm22.jpgThe Blu-ray market share was a solid 22% for the week ending January 2nd, according to Home Media Magazine.

Revenue for the week was $51.24M, up 42% over last year, while DVD saw revenues decline.

inception.jpgWith a tight race between the top three titles, Inception from Warner edged out the competition for 1st position, with Resident Evil: Afterlife from Sony and The A-Team from Fox close behind.

The Town from Warner and The Expendables from Lionsgate rounded out the top five.

Recent releases Despicable Me from Universal, Salt and The Other Guys from Sony Pictures are also doing well, taking 6th through 8th position on the chart.

Market share for top sellers were excellent, with Resident Evil: Afterlife taking 44% and Inception with a 46% Blu-ray market share.

The Town also took a solid 44% Blu-ray market share while Despicable Me did well also with 30%.

The Expendables and The A-Team had an excellent week no doubt due to promotional pricing, taking 65% and 59% Blu-ray market share respectively.

The Other Guys did very well with half of sales on Blu-ray Disc, and Knight and Day from Fox was another strong player with 42%.

expendables.jpgTelevision was a tough sell on Blu-ray for the week, with Glee: The Complete First Season from Fox taking 1% Blu-ray market share and The Office: Season Six from Universal with only 6%.

Right in the middle were titles like The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from Summit and  Easy A from Sony Pictures, each with a market share of 19%.

Inception Takes a 65% Blu-ray Market Share in it’s First Week

Posted in Studios on December 21st, 2010 by Dave

hmm21.jpgThe Blu-ray market share was pretty strong 21% with a revenue of a whole $94.72M for the week ending December 12th, according to Home Media Magazine.

Revenues were up over last year again by a full 35%.

inception.jpgChris Nolan’s latest release Inception from Warner took 1st place, outselling The Twilight Saga: Eclipse from Summit by over three times.

Shrek Forever After from Paramount/DreamWorks had to settle for 3rd position on the Blu-ray chart, with Toy Story 3 from Disney and Avatar from Fox rounding out the top 5.

Paramount/DreamWorks also took 6th position in the chart with the Shrek: The Whole Story anthology and How to Train Your Dragon in 7th place.

Lionsgate’s The Expendables took 8th place. ahead of Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 from Disney in 9th place.

Exciting news on the per title market share side with Inception selling almost 2 Blu-ray Discs for each DVD sold coming in at 65% Blu-ray market share.

This is certainly an excellent market share for the top selling disc in both formats.

avatarblu-ray3d.jpgEven The Twilight Saga: Eclipse had a 20% Blu-ray market share, while  Shrek Forever After took a market share of 29% and The Expendables took 32%.

Avatar continues to do well with a 40% Blu-ray market share and Eat Pray Love from Sony was at the other end of the scale with 14% Blu-ray market share.

Blu-ray Kicks Off December with 20% Market Share

Posted in Studios on December 13th, 2010 by Dave

hmm20.jpgThe first weekend of December sees a Blu-ray market share of 20% according to Home Media Magazine.

The revenue for the week ending December 5th was a healthy $68.16M, up more than 60% over 2009 for the same week.

twilightsagaeclipse.jpgThe top three surprised me a little, with Summit’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 1st position ahead of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Fantasia / Fantasia 2000 from Disney in 2nd and 3rd place.

Knight and Day from Fox and Lionsgate’s The Expendables rounded out the top 5th, ahead of Avatar from Fox and a resurgence from The Dark Knight in 7th place.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse also surprised me with a high market share of 23% considering the audience, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice did very well for Blu-ray with 43% market share.

Knight and Day also did fairly well in HD with a market share of 29%, while The Expendables took in 37% on Blu-ray Disc.

darkknight.jpgBy contrast Eat Pray Love from Sony Pictures had 12% of sales on Blu-ray Disc and the comedy Vampires Suck from Fox had a 9% Blu-ray market share.

The Dark Knight was the strongest this week though with a market share of 73%!

Blu-ray Takes 17% Market Share as Revenues Rise for Holiday Season

Posted in Studios on December 8th, 2010 by Dave

hmm17.jpgAs November drew to a close, the Blu-ray market share was 17% for the week ending November 28th, according to Home Media Magazine.

Revenues are definitely increasing with the holiday season approaching, and the $83.48M take for the week was up 20% over last year.

The Expendables from Lionsgate took the top position ahead of Pixar’s Toy Story 3 from Disney in 2nd place.

expendables.jpgThird position was filled by Fox’s Avatar , ahead of Disney’s A Christmas Carol and Taken from Fox bouyed by promotional pricing to 5th place.

New Line’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers filled 6th through 8th position respectively.

New release The Search for Santa Paws from Disney also made the chart in 14th position.

The per title market share took a real hit this week with many promotionally priced DVD’s  taking high placing in the DVD chart with lower than usual Blu-ray sales.

For example top DVD Toy Story 3 only had a 10% Blu-ray market share this week, while top Blu-ray seller The Expendables enjoyed a market share of 32%.

The Search for Santa Paws also did fairly well for a family title with 13% of sales on Blu-ray Disc, while ‘chick flick’ Eat Pray Love from Sony Pictures had to settle for 8% Blu-ray market share.

Blu-ray Market Share at 19% in Late November

Posted in 3D, Studios on November 28th, 2010 by Dave

hmm191.jpgAfter a week at 15%, the Blu-ray market share was up to 19% for the week ending November 21st, according to Home Media Magazine.

The revenue for the week was also pretty strong at $36.11M earnings for Blu-ray Disc, though revenues are off 25% from 2009.

avatar_coll.jpgThis week the new Avatar (Collector’s Edition) release from Fox sold took the top position, ahead of the top DVD title A Christmas Carol from Disney in 2nd place.

The remainder of the top 5 was comprised of The Last Airbender from Paramount, Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and The Sound of Music from Fox.

Beauty and the Beast from Disney is still selling well in 6th place ahead of Grown Ups from Sony Pictures in 7th and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World from Universal in 8th position.

New Warner release Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore placed in 11th position while a couple of new Blu-ray 3D titles from Warner – The Polar Express and Clash of the Titans took 14th and 16th position – though it is not clear what percentage of Blu-ray sales came from the Blu-ray 3D versions for these three Warner titles.

polarexpress_bd3d.jpgSince the Blu-ray only versions for Polar Express and Clash of the Titans have not been in the chart for some time, I can only assume that the 3D versions are doing quite well all things considered.

Since Kitty Galore Blu-ray 3D was day and date with regular Blu-ray there is no way to tell.

Top DVD for the week A Christmas Carol had a pretty strong 37% Blu-ray market share, while Avatar is also a very strong Blu-ray contender with 50% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.

The Last Airbender also did well, taking 36% Blu-ray market share.

Toy Story 3, Grown Ups and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore were all in the 19-22% market share range, while How to Train Your Dragon from Paramount/DreamWorks and The Pacific from HBO did better at 27 – 28% Blu-ray market share.

soundofmusic.jpgScott Pilgrim vs. the World is strong player this week with 44% Blu-ray market share while at the other end of the scale Ramona and Beezus from Fox had only 6% Blu-ray market share.

Classic titles did well this week with The Sound of Music taking 99% of sales on Blu-ray Disc and Beauty and the Beast with 98% Blu-ray market share.

Big Revenues and Strong Blu-ray Market Share for Early November 2010

Posted in Studios on November 18th, 2010 by Dave

hmm20.jpgA good week for Blu-ray with 20% market share for the week ending November 7th, according to Home Media Magazine.

The revenue was a very healthy $48.33M for the week, up 72% compared to 2009.

No doubt a lot of this is due to the top seller, Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3, which had 8 times the sales of second placed The Sound of Music from Fox.

toystory3.jpgThe Blu-ray revenue also got a solid boost from two high retail items in the top 5, with HBO box set for The Pacific in 3rd place, Beauty and the Beast from Disney in 4th, and the Toy Story: Ultimate Toy Box Collection taking 5th position.

Certainly a solid week for Disney, also taking 6th place with Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales.

Favourites How to Train Your Dragon and Iron Man 2 from Paramount and Kick-Ass from Lionsgate took 7th through 9th positions.

Classic new releases Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from Fox and The Bridge on the River Kwai from Sony Pictures placed 13th and 14th respectively, and the boost from Toy Story 3 put Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 15th and 16th position on the chart.

Magnolia also made the chart this week with their new release Centurion in 17th.

Toy Story 3 took pretty strong market share with a third of sales on Blu-ray Disc, with The Pacific doing slightly better at 35% and Centurion with 37% Blu-ray market share.

I must say it is great to see this kind of market share for new titles.

The Sound of Music was of course a strong Blu-ray seller, with a 99% Blu-ray market share in this first week of Blu-ray release, and Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy from Universal is also doing well with a 77% market share this week.

soundofmusic.jpgCars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales actually did better than Toy Story for Blu-ray with a market share of 36%, while Iron Man 2 remains a strong title with 39% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.

It was a fairly good week all round though, with titles like The Girl Who Played With Fire from Music Box taking 19% market share, and even Disney’s family title Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue earning a 14% Blu-ray market share.

Blu-ray Ends October with Comfortable Revenues, Though Off from 2009

Posted in Studios on November 6th, 2010 by Dave

hmm18.jpgThe Blu-ray market share slipped to 18% while the revenue was $21.06M for the week ending October 31st, according to Home Media Magazine.

The Blu-ray revenue was down over last year, though less than DVD.

sexandthecity2.jpgNew release Sex and the City 2 from Warner beat out Universal’s Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy to clinch the top spot on the Blu-ray chart, while Beauty and the Beast from Disney is still selling well in 3rd place.

Last week’s top sellers How to Train Your Dragon from Paramount/DreamWorks and Predators from Fox settled for 4th and 5th place respectively.

Other new releases to make the top 10 included The Girl Who Played With Fire from Music Box in 7th place, the Alien Anthology from Fox in 8th position. and Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season Two from Warner in 9th.

Sex and the City 2 did surprisingly well for a ‘chick flick’ with 18% Blu-ray market share, while How to Train Your Dragon had a fairly solid 25% and Predators an impressive 34%.

backtothefuture25thanniversarytrilogy.jpgThe Girl Who Played With Fire had a market share of 26%, though the new Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy clearly beat out all other new releases with 86% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.

Iron Man 2 from Paramount was also a strong contender with 39% Blu-ray market share, while I was a little surprised that Saw VI from Lionsgate only had 18% of sales on Blu-ray Disc.