Market Share Blu-ray vs DVD, Week Ending June 7th

Posted by Dave Cowl on June 13, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War

Another good week for Blu-ray market share and revenue week as reported by Home Media Magazine.

Close to last week’s 10%, Blu-ray achieved 9% market share in the top 20 title comparison against DVD. Revenues were down fractionally, but were still just over $10M for the week.

There were a number of surprises in the top 20 chart. Firstly, the chart was headed by Semi-Pro, which was closely followed by Rambo, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets and CloverfieldThere Will Be Blood took 5th place. Strong performers included The Eye in 6th place and Meet the Spartans in 8th, selling around a third as many as Semi-Pro – evidence that day and date releases of even ‘not so great’ or less popular movies typically do better than catalog titles.

Speaking of catalog, there were a number of strong catalog releases – the Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition came in 7th – great position for a catalog box set – and Patton was 12th. For the TV side, Weeds – Season Three took 9th – a nice success for Lions Gate.

There were also some interesting percentages in the per title market share chart. New releases Semi-Pro and Weeds – Season Three both scored 7% for BD while The Eye reached 6.4% and Meet the Spartans was lower again at 4.3%. Patton did very well with 71%, though I am a little surprised that none of the other war titles from Fox appear on the chart. Cloverfield and There Will be Blood were both technically catalog releases, missing the date of the DVDs by several weeks – however both sold around half their units on Blu-ray last week – perhaps a sign that quite a number of people actually waited for the Blu-ray releases, rather than settled for the DVDs.

All in all, I call revenues over $10M a good week – it will be interesting to see if Blu-ray sales can maintain this level.

Related posts:

  1. Blu-ray Market Share Reaches 10% Week Ending June 1st
  2. Revenues Up, Market Share Down for Blu-ray Week Ending June 15th
  3. Blu-ray Market Share Week Ending May 11th
  4. Blu-ray Market Share and Revenue Improved for Week Ending May 25th
  5. The Week Ending August 3rd Sees Market Share Up a Little More


7 Responses to “Market Share Blu-ray vs DVD, Week Ending June 7th”

  1. Mehar Gill on June 14th, 2008 7:40 am

    I was expecting it to hold up at 10 because of Dirty Harry.

  2. Justin Sluss on June 14th, 2008 11:10 am

    and Natural Born Killers… and hell even Jumper with how well it’s selling… I agree with Mehar, I was expecting it to maintain 10% or hit higher

  3. Dave Cowl on June 14th, 2008 12:08 pm

    Jumper and NBK were not included – they will be in this coming Friday’s numbers.

    Also, NBK (and Dirty Harry) are expensive catalog titles.

    It was interesting that the box set for Dirty Harry sold well, but the single disc didn’t make the Top 20 at all.

  4. Justin Sluss on June 14th, 2008 12:59 pm

    @Dave Cowl – That is odd (the box set selling better than the single release of the first film

  5. Mehar Gill on June 14th, 2008 1:25 pm

    Well the box set came with so much more,. I don’t see why people wouldn’t want it, even if the others were bad.

  6. Mehar Gill on June 14th, 2008 1:25 pm

    Kinda like what people did with the Matrix on HD DVD, keep the first one and throw out the rest!

  7. Justin Sluss on June 14th, 2008 1:28 pm

    @Mehar Gill – True to a degree but I dunno I can tolerate the 2nd and 3rd films… The box set of Matrix to me was solid of a release

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