Revenue Up, Market Share Static for Week Ending May 18th

Posted by Dave Cowl on May 27, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War

Things are pretty static in the epic battle between Blu-ray Disc and DVD – the market share of the top 20 titles Blu-ray versus DVD was once again 5% for the week ending May 18th.

On the plus side, we do a see an increase in revenue. Consumers spent close to $8M on Blu-ray discs that week, up more than 20% compared to last week. While this is good to hear, this is the third week of mid to high single digit millions, Maybe next week, with some high profile releases and Paramount’s return to many (but not all it seems) stores will give us double digit revenues.

The top 20 chart held no real surprises either. New titles The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Untraceable took the first two spots – I am somewhat surprised that Untraceable had almost 70% of the units sales of Narnia, though to be fair Narnia was released on DVD some time ago, while Untraceable is a Day and Date release – goes to show that Day and Date is important. Another new release, Shinobi – Heart Under Blade from FUNimation, performed very well for a niche title, coming in at number 19.

The rest of the top 20 are the usual suspects: I Am Legend, The Golden Compass and 300 filled out the top 5. It was interesting to see Troy – The Directors Cut see in the top 10 – perhaps there was a sale somewhere!

Perhaps we will see something more lively in the week ending May 25.

Related posts:

  1. Blu-ray Market Share and Revenue Improved for Week Ending May 25th
  2. Huge Blu-ray Revenue Increases, Record Market Share for the Week Ending October 5th
  3. Revenues Down a Little, Market Share Static for Blu-ray Disc Week Ending July 6th
  4. Blu-ray Market Share Week Ending May 11th
  5. Blu-ray Market Share Reaches 10% Week Ending June 1st


2 Responses to “Revenue Up, Market Share Static for Week Ending May 18th”

  1. Justin Sluss on May 27th, 2008 11:51 pm

    Dave, very interesting article! One thing though, you made a slight typo…

    “though to be fair Narnia has was released on DVD some time ago”

    that should have read

    “though to be fair Narnia was released on DVD some time ago”

    am i right? :)

  2. Dave Cowl on May 28th, 2008 1:16 am

    It never pays to post too late at night :D


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