The Week Ending August 3rd Sees Market Share Up a Little More

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

Home Media Magazine is reporting that the Blu-ray Disc top 20 market share against DVD is double digits again with 10% this week – up from 9% the previous week.

The Blu-ray revenue was also up 17.85% over the week before at $9.42M for the week.

Stargate: Continuum topped the sales chart for Blu-ray – a bit of a surprise to me, I expected it to be a niche title. Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay was second place with roughly 3/4 of the sales. The top 5 was filled out by Batman Begins, 21 and Doomsday. Summit’s Never Back Down also did well, coming in 7th while catalog title Top Gun came in 6th.

Two other new catalog titles, Dark City and The Hunt for Red October, came in 8th and 9th. The Rolling Stones concert movie Shine a Light was 14th and Beowulf came in lower than I personally expected in 16th place.

The Hunt for Red October headed up the per title market share chart, selling over 3/4 of its units on Blu-ray Disc. Beowulf, Top Gun, Dark City and Patriot Games were all around 60% on Blu-ray while The Lost Boys sold just under half.

Day and Date releases The Bank Job, 10,000 B.C., Doomsday and Vantage Point all sold 10-15% on Blu-ray.

Stargate: Continuum sold just over 9%, while Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay sold just over 7% on the Blu-ray format – not bad for a comedy I guess.

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  3. Blu-ray Market Share Week Ending May 11th
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  5. Market Share Blu-ray vs DVD, Week Ending June 7th


One Response to “The Week Ending August 3rd Sees Market Share Up a Little More”

  1. Tyler Pruitt on August 14th, 2008 3:47 am

    Who the heck bought stargate continuum?

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