Blu-ray Market Share and Revenue Improved for Week Ending May 25th
Some good news for Blu-ray this week in terms of revenues and market share. Home Media Magazine is reporting that both market share and revenue were up over last week.
After several weeks at 5% of the top 20 DVD/BD market share, this week Blu-ray garnered 7%. This weeks revenues are up over 54% over last, to $12.38M. These revenue numbers are the best reported yet by Nielsen, though the market share peaked at 8% week ending March 30 2008. All in all a good week.
The Top 20 Chart this week was dominated by the National Treasure movies, with the first three places going to National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, National Treasure and the twin pack National Treasure / National Treasure 2 – Book of Secrets. The fourth and fifth positions were taken by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and V for Vendetta. Most of the remaining top 20 were similar to last week – one exception being the fairly highly priced WWE – Wrestlemania 24 in 10th position.
Home Media Magazine included a ‘per title’ market share versus DVD chart again this week. I was a little surprised that Book of Secrets sold only 6.89% on Blu-ray – I expected more for such an action title. Untraceable was also around 7%. Oddly enough WWE – Wrestlemania 24 did better at just over 10% for Blu-ray sales. The big winners were highly anticipated, recently released catalog titles like Twister, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and V for Vendetta. The Day and Date titles that continue to do very well on Blu-ray relative to DVD are 300 and I Am Legend, both over 15% market share for Blu-ray.
In any case, nice to see improvement in the revenues for Blu-ray Disc this time – the more that Blu-ray earns, the more seriously it will be taken by the studios, which can only mean good things for fans of High Definition.
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