Originally Posted by Reginald Trent
I haven't been following HDM sales or voted lately. So can anyone tell me if BR had a more buy one get one free sales that would be reflected in those totals?
They did have some on Fox titles at Frys. They also had the deal with free discs at Frys with 40GB PS3s mentioned. HD DVD had deals for $199 for an HD-A3 with 10 free discs on Amazon (3 of which would have counted) which shot the HD-A3 up into the top 3 in electronics on Amazon. They also had 10 free discs with the HD-A30 and HD-A35 on Amazon (3 of which would have counted here again). I may be missing some other deals, like some on Amazon. HD DVD was doing much better pretty much the whole week on Amazon for disc rankings, so we can see that it didn't really correlate with Nielsen (if these numbers are right), even though it is included in the Nielsen numbers (according to everything reliable I've read).
Originally Posted by mcgarnagle
More surprised that Shrek 3 seems to have pretty much bombed on HDDVD, given that it took in alot more $$ than Ratat during its theatrical run.
Without seeing the actual numbers and going by estimates of what almost 100k of Live Free or Die Hard
might mean for how much Nielsen would count as well as Dave Vaughn's comment about Shrek the Third
doing about half of Ratatouille
(1st week to 1st week), it looks to me like LFoDH may have done about 3x Shrek the Third
and 1.5x Ratatouille
, despite the box office takes in the US being:
Shrek the Third: $321 million
Ratatouille: $206 million
Live Free or Die Hard: $135 million
Should probably tell us some things.
BTW: I just realized that they probably counted the box sets for LFoDH, but even so, it is interesting.