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The order of magnitude for the scaling for the new release Blu-ray and DVD sales can maybe be judged by looking at the normal attrition from last weeks leading titles Hugo and Puss and Boots to this new week.

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Obviously a nice week for Immortals and Game of Thorns.


Blu-ray being up 35.7% really pulled up the DVD+BD YoY percentage for the week .












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Blu-ray Sales: Immortals and Game Battle for Blu-ray Throne

As it was on the DVD sales chart, there was a battle for first place on the Blu-ray sales chart between two new releases. Immortals beat Game of Thrones: Season Two in terms of units, 927,000 units to 680,000 units. However, Game comes out ahead in terms of revenue at $29.89 million to $21.31 million.

As far as the two releases opening week Blu-ray share, Immortals managed 59% while Game earned 57%. Both of those results are fantastic.


Footloose opened in third place with 188,000 units / $4.59 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just 29%, which is weak compared to the market as a whole, but acceptable given the genre.

Hugo fell from first to fourth with 175,000 units / $4.60 million for the week giving it 713,000 units / $19.36 million after two. It continues to generate more revenue from Blu-ray than it has from DVD.

Jack and Jill rounded out the top five with 160,000 units / $3.43 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 28%. Like Footloose, this was weak compared to the format as a whole, but not bad for a comedy.

A little further down the list we find The Lion King II: Simba's Pride in seventh place with 86,000 units/ $2.16 million, while The Lion King 1 1/2 opened in tenth place with 57,000 units / $1.43 million.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail just missed the top ten with 53,000 units / $683,000. All three Blu-rays did very well for catalog releases.

NFL Super Bowl XLVI Champions: 2011 New York Giants opened in 20th place with 26,000 units / $543,000.

The final new release to chart was Tooth Fairy 2, which placed 22nd with 18,000 units / $280,000. An opening week Blu-ray share of 12% is weak, even for a direct-to-DVD release like this.

Overall Blu-ray market was strong in nearly every regard. Growth from last week was very strong up 52% in terms of units and 72% in terms of revenue.

Compared to last year, growth was even stronger up 102% in terms of units and 161% in terms of revenue.

The only factor that wasn't purely in Blu-ray's favor was the DVD sales, which were also very strong compared to last week. In fact, DVD sales were up by nearly the same margin as Blu-rays, so the overall Blu-ray share was relatively static at 38% in terms of units and just shy of 50% in terms of revenue.

However, and this is a relatively important caveat, the second best selling DVD for the week, Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2, didn't even come out on Blu-ray. So the fact that Blu-ray was on par with DVD week-over-week was good news.

I don't know if the good news will continue next week. The Descendants was the biggest box office hit coming out next week, but it is not the kind of film that needs to be seen in high definition to be enjoyed, so it might not sell well on Blu-ray.

The Adventures of Tintin might do well on high definition, but it wasn't a huge hit here. By comparison, last year sales were led by The Fighter, which was also not a prime Blu-ray release. I think 2012 will win out, but it might not be a blow out like this week.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-03-21

Movies
Immortals
Footloose
Hugo
Jack and Jill
Lion King 1 1/2, The
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Tooth Fairy 2
http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=7129


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DVD Sales: Immortals and Throne Both Have Claim to Top Spot

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart with two DVDs having a legitimate claim to the top spot. Immortals sold the most units 649,000 units, while its revenue was the second best for the week at $11.12 million.

The second best selling release was Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 with 527,000 units / $6.32 million. Its revenue wouldn't be enough to reach the top five. Again, this franchise continues to rake in money on the home market.

The other release that has a legitimate claim for top spot is Game of Thrones: Season One, which was third in terms of units with 518,000 units, but it was clearly number one in terms of revenue with $17.60 million. This is a fantastic start for a TV on DVD release.

Footloose opened in fourth place with 461,000 units / $7.64 million, while Jack and Jill was right behind with 409,000 units / $7.77 million.

The only other new release to reach the top 30 was Tooth Fairy 2 with 128,000 units / $1.67 million, which was enough for 11th place.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-03-21

Movies
Immortals
Footloose
Jack and Jill
Tooth Fairy 2
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Week Ending 03/18/12

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Best Buy Pushes 'John Carter'

13 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem

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Just as John Carter is opening in theaters to lukewarm box office reception, Best Buy is touting a promotion for the Disney film. Consumers who buy a Blu-ray of Remember the Titans or either of the “National Treasure” movies at $14.99 each can get a coupon for $8 off a John Carter admission ticket. The offer expires April 7.

Best Buy also offered a $10 savings with the purchase of the first seasons of “Breakout Kings” and “The Killing,” and triple Reward Zone bonus points with purchase of Paramount’s The Adventures of Tintin Blu-ray or 3D combo packs.

Target had exclusive availability of two Universal shows: Fairly Legal: Season One and In Plain Sight: Season Four, at $25 each. Target also gave away an MP3 audio book (touted as having a $30 value) with copies of Anchor Bay’s My Week With Marilyn ($17 DVD, $23 Blu-ray).
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Projections: 'Tintin' Looks to Emerge From Crowded Field

19 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem

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The end of the first quarter of 2012 is starting to get a little crowded on new-release shelves. For the week ending March 18, several new titles are looking to score a huge debut in a crowded field.

The most likely to top the charts is Paramount Home Entertainment's The Adventures of Tintin, the animated adventure from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson that scored north of $77 million in U.S. theaters (and about $374 million worldwide).

However, Oscar-lauded The Descendants, a George Clooney vehicle from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, earned more at the domestic box office, with $81.64 million, and could ride that momentum to a top spot, especially if Happy Feet Two ($64 million) takes family dollars away from Tintin.


With Descendants on a kiosk embargo, Jack and Jill has the edge in the rental market for a second week, probably finishing just ahead of Tintin on the rental chart.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/18/2012

1 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount New
2 The Descendants Fox New
3 Happy Feet Two Warner New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/research/projections-tintin-looks-emerge-crowded-field-26701
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New to domestic Blu-ray-week ending 3/18/12: 25 titles

New Theatrical: 7
Theatrical Catalog: 9
Other: 9
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[B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New theatrical: 7 / 276.1M TBO[/B]
The Descendants                             2011   3/13/12   7.6   89    80.7   Fox
The Adventures of Tintin                    2011   3/13/12   7.6   74    77.2   Paramount
Happy Feet Two                              2011   3/13/12   5.9   44    64.0   Warner
The Three Musketeers                        2011   3/13/12   5.8   26    20.4   Summit Entertainment
Young Adult                                 2011   3/13/12   6.8   82    16.3   Paramount
My Week With Marilyn                        2011   3/13/12   7.2   83    14.5   Anchor Bay
Melancholia                                 2011   3/13/12   7.4   78     3.0   Magnolia


[B]Theatrical Catalog 10 (4 from major studios)[/B]
Demetrius and the Gladiators                1954   3/16/12   6.4                Twilight Time
Virgin Witch                                1972   3/13/12   5.0                Kino Video
Bite the Bullet                             1975   3/13/12   6.7   71           Twilight Time
Wizards                                     1977   3/13/12   6.2   53     9.0   Fox
The Last Temptation of Christ               1988   3/13/12   7.5   83     8.4   Criterion
American Pie                                1999   3/13/12   6.9   60   102.6   Universal
American Pie 2                              2001   3/13/12   6.2   52   145.1   Universal
American Wedding                            2003   3/13/12   6.1   55   104.6   Universal
Election                                    2005   3/13/12   7.0   86           Palisades Tartan
Triad Election                              2006   3/13/12   7.2   96           Palisades Tartan


[B]TV/DTV movies: 6[/B]
Grimm's Snow White                          2012   3/13/12   3.5          DTV   Asylum Home Entertainment
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire            2012   3/13/12   6.4          DTV   Warner
Gong wu                                     2004   3/13/12   6.2          FTR   Palisades Tartan
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression     2010   3/13/12   6.7          FTR   Sentai Filmworks
Five Element Ninja                          1982   3/13/12   7.5          FTR   Toyko Shock
Killer's Moon                               1978   3/13/12   4.9          FTR   Kino Video


[B]TV Series: 3[/B]                               [B] Year  Released  IMDB  Min    Type   [/B]
Neverland                                   2011   3/13/12   6.4  240     MIS   RHI Ent.
The Killing: The Complete First Season      2011   3/13/12   7.9  587     TVS   Fox
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention     2010   3/13/12   6.9  174     TVS   Lionsgate
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Year to date (after week 11):

2012 total releases: 375
2011 total releases: 325

2012 New Theatrical: 85 / 1872.2M TBO (+18.0%)
2011 New Theatrical: 83 / 1587.2M TBO

2012 Theatrical Catalog*: 111 total / 56 major studios
2011 Theatrical Catalog*: 97 total / 68 major studios


* = actual number of debut movies released, as some SKUs had more than one movie
** = Blu-ray releases only, TBO of DVD may be higher as some new theatrical releases were only released on DVD





One year ago: Titles released week ending 3/20/11: 16
New Theatrical: 5
Theatrical Catalog: 4
Other: 7
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[B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New Theatrical: 5 / 154.2M TBO[/B]
The Fighter                                 2010   3/15/11   8.1   90    92.9   Paramount
Hereafter                                   2010   3/15/11   6.9   46    32.7   Warner
The Switch                                  2010   3/15/11   5.9   52    27.8   Lionsgate
The Wildest Dream                           2010   3/15/11   7.5   81     0.8   Virgil Films
A Marine Story                              2010   3/15/11   5.4   60           Wolfe


[B]Theatrical Catalog: 4 (0 from major studios) [/B]
Au revoir les enfants                       1987   3/15/11   8.1   96     4.5   Criterion
Yi Yi                                       2000   3/15/11   7.9   96     1.1   Criterion
The Beautiful Truth                         2008   3/15/11   5.7   50     0.0   Cinema Libre
Battle of the Warriors                      2006   3/15/11   6.8                Vivendi Entertainment
 


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Note: Only movies making their Blu-ray debut are listed.
New theatrical = movie released theatrically in U.S. AND which the debut DVD release was issued concurrently, afterwards, or less than 6 months prior
Theatrical Catalog = movie released theatrically in the U.S. AND which the debut DVD release was issued greater than 6 months prior
RT = Rotten Tomatoes
TVM = Made for TV movie
DTV = Direct to video
FTR = Foreign theatrical release (but not in U.S.)
MIS = TV Miniseries
TVS = TV series
TVE = TV episode or single disc TV series
ANE = Anime
SHT = Short


Click HERE for complete up-to-date theatrical lists, alphabetical and by year.


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Week Ending 03/18/12


Blu-ray Unit Marketshare:

50% for The Adventures of Tintin
32% for Descendants
23% for Happy Feet Two.


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'Happy Feet Two' Dances Way to Top Sales Spot

21 Mar, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold

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The approach of Spring Break continues to find studios stepping up their release schedules of high-profile titles, as Hollywood home video marketers take aim at out-of-school kids and their Easter gift-giving parents.

Three new releases landed in the top three slots on the weekly Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks all disc sales at most big retailers except Walmart and Sam’s Club, as well as Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week ended March 18.

On the overall sales chart, Warner Home Video’s Happy Feet Two, which earned $64 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 1. Paramount’s The Adventures of Tintin ($77.6 million) bowed at No. 2 and 20th Century Fox’s The Descendants ($82 million) debuted at No. 3.

The first two films are animated family features; Descendants is an Oscar-winning dramatic comedy that stars George Clooney in a critically hailed performance as a wealthy father who tries to reconnect with his daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, all three films also captured the top three spots, albeit in a different order. The top-selling Blu-ray Disc was Adventures of Tintin, with Descendants following at No. 2 and Happy Feet Two trailing at No. 3.

Accordingly, Nielsen research shows Tintin generated 50% of its sales from the Blu-ray Disc format, compared to 32% for Descendants and just 23% for Happy Feet Two.

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly video rental chart, Adventures of Tintin was an easy winner, in part due to the fact that Paramount doesn’t delay shipping its new releases to rental dealers.

Sony Pictures’ Jack and Jill slipped to No. 2 after two weeks in the top spot, followed by another new release, Summit Entertainment’s The Three Musketeers, which debuted at No. 3.
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/research/happy-feet-two-dances-way-top-sales-spot-26746


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Blu-ray Sales: Tintin Finds First Spot

The Adventures of Tintin led all new releases and took top spot on the Blu-ray sales chart. It sold 504,000 units and generated $11.09 million in opening week sales. This represents an opening Blu-ray share of very nearly 50%, which is an excellent start for a kids film.

The Descendants opened in second place with 310,000 units / $6.20 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 32%, which is good for a drama and just a little bit below the format's average.

Happy Feet Two only managed third place with 270,000 units / $8.11 million, giving it a Blu-ray share of just 23%. It was a kids film, but a 3-D animated one, so it should have done better than this.

Immortals fell from first to fourth with 204,000 units / $5.72 million for the week and 978,000 units / $23.52 million after two.


The Three Musketeers grabbed the final spot in the top five with 184,000 units / $4.59 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 53%, which normally would be a reason to celebrate, but its home market numbers are so low that this is not enough.

My Week with Marilyn debuted in eighth place with 85,000 units / $1.70 million. For a limited release, an opening week Blu-ray share of 29% is better than expected.

Young Adult could place no better than 16th place with 29,000 units / $669,000. Given its genre and its limited release, an opening week Blu-ray share of 23% is acceptable.

Overall Blu-ray market was strong compared to last year, but weak compared to last week and when compared to DVD sales. This is not too surprising, as the almost none the new releases were aimed at the prime demographic for Blu-ray.

Compared to last week, the format was down by 7% in terms of units and 15% in terms of dollars.

Compared to last year, growth was meteoric with Blu-rays up 99% in terms of units and 131% in terms of dollars.

DVD sales grew significantly compared to last week and last year, although the growth from last year was a lot thinner than Blu-ray growth was. This left the overall Blu-ray share at 33% in terms of units and 44% in terms of dollars.



The winter blockbusters are trickling out, so Blu-ray sales should continue to be strong.

Next week, The Muppets should get a boost thanks to nostalgia, while both The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy should draw in the more mature target demographic. This week last year, the best selling DVD was Yogi Bear while the best selling Blu-ray was The Tourist, neither of which were big sellers.

We should again see strong growth year-over-year.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-03-28

Movies
The Adventures of Tintin
The Descendants
Happy Feet Two
Immortals
The Three Musketeers 3D
My Week with Marilyn
Young Adult

http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=7147

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DVD Sales: Happy Feet's Debut Puts a Smile on Your Face

Like last week, new releases dominated the DVD sales chart this week with three new releases topping the chart. The best of the best was Happy Feet Two with 896,000 units / $13.43 million during its first week on the home market. The film struggled at the box office, so this start on the home market is better than expected.

The Descendants opened in second place with 655,000 units / $9.82 million, which is good for a film aimed at a more mature target demographic.

The Adventures of Tintin was right behind with 505,000 units / $7.82 million. Hopefully it did better on Blu-ray.

Puss in Boots rose to fourth place with 224,000 units / $4.35 million for the week giving it totals of 2.21 million / $37.09 million after a month of release.

Immortals fell from first to fifth with 222,000 units / $3.75 million, while its running tallies rose to 764,000 units / $13.03 million.

My Week with Marilyn just missed the top five with 207,000 units / $3.11 million. This is an excellent beginning for a limited release.

On the other hand, The Three Musketeers only managed ninth place with 165,000 units / $2.71 million. Then again, it bombed hard in theaters, so this result is not surprising.

The final new release to chart was Young Adult, which landed in 98,000 units / $1.77 million during its first week on the home market. This isn't bad for a limited release, but I had higher expectations.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-03-27

Movies
Happy Feet Two
The Descendants
The Adventures of Tintin
Puss in Boots
Immortals
My Week with Marilyn
The Three Musketeers 3D
Young Adult
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Lunch With 'The Muppets' (WE 03/25/12)

20 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem
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Anyone who has wanted to have lunch with the Muppets should head down to Best Buy, which is offering an exclusive lunch box with copies of the Blu-ray combo pack of The Muppets.

The included combo pack is the Wocka Wocka version with the film’s soundtrack for digital download, making the $27.99 in-store price cheaper than the $34.99 online price for the standalone version of the same combo pack, which isn’t offered in many stores. Best Buy further offers a $5 coupon from Disney at MuppetsCoupon.com/BestBuy, applicable toward the Wocka Wocka Blu-ray (and the lunch box).

Best Buy also has a free 7-inch bunny minion plush with purchase of Universal’s Hop Blu-ray, released on March 23.

Target offered a $5 savings with joint purchase of exclusive editions of both Hop and Despicable Me. Target’s Hop Blu-ray comes with wearable bunny ears.

For The Muppets, Target offered a six-episode “Muppet Show” sampler DVD with the Blu-ray of the new movie.

At Walmart, customers could get a set of four Muppets finger puppets with purchase of the Muppets Blu-ray/DVD combo pack (the verison without the digital soundtrack).

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Projections: 'Muppets' Should Overcome 'Tattoo'


26 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem

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The top sales spot for the week ending March 25 should be a close race between Disney’s The Muppets, a kid-friendly title that grossed $88.6 million in U.S. theaters, and Sony Pictures’ thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which is based on a bestselling novel and grossed $102.5 million.

The family appeal and retail ubiquity of The Muppets should give it an edge.

The tendency of families to buy rather than rent Disney movies should push The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to the top of the rental chart.


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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/25/2012


1 The Muppets Disney New

2 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sony Pictures New

3 Hop Universal New
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New to domestic Blu-ray-week ending 3/25/12: 27 titles

New Theatrical: 11
Theatrical Catalog: 6
Other: 10
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[B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New theatrical: 11 / 353.9M TBO[/B]
Hop                                         2011   3/23/12   5.2   26   108.1   Universal
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo              2011   3/20/12   8.0   87   102.5   Sony
The Muppets                                 2011   3/20/12   7.6   96    88.6   Buena Vista
The Sitter                                  2011   3/20/12   5.5   22    30.4   Fox
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy                   2011   3/20/12   7.3   84    24.0   Universal
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life                   2010   3/20/12   6.7   71     0.2   Music Box Films
Carnage                                     2011   3/20/12   7.4   71     0.1   Sony
Roadie                                      2011   3/20/12   5.3   71     0.0   Magnolia
A Lonely Place to Die                       2011   3/20/12   6.3   76           MPI Media Group
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus             2011   3/20/12   3.9                Image
General Orders No. 9                        2009   3/20/12   3.7   60           Passion River


[B]Theatrical Catalog 6 (1 from major studios)[/B]
Lady for a Day                              1933   3/20/12   7.5                Inception Media Group
Letter Never Sent                           1960   3/20/12   7.7                Criterion
The Hills Have Eyes: Part II                1985   3/20/12   3.4                Redemption
The War Room                                1993   3/20/12   7.4   95     0.9   Criterion
Battle Royale                               2000   3/20/12   7.8   84           Anchor Bay
The Ring                                    2002   3/20/12   7.1   71   128.6   Paramount


[B]TV/DTV movies: 5[/B]
Eating Out: The Open Weekend                2011   3/20/12   6.3          FTR   Ariztical Ent.
This is Not a Movie                         2011   3/20/12   5.1          FTR   Lorber
Splintered                                  2010   3/20/12   4.0   29     FTR   Well Go USA
Tale of the Mummy                           1999   3/20/12   3.6          FTR   Echo Bridge
Lost Keaton: 16 Comedy Shorts               1934   3/20/12        306     SHT   Kino Video


[B]TV Series: 3[/B]                               [B] Year  Released  IMDB  Min    Type   [/B]
That 70's Show                              1998   3/20/12   8.3  548     TVS   Mill Creek Entertainment
Dragon Ball Z Kai: Part Seven               2011   3/20/12   8.7  275     ANE   FUNimation 
Fairy Tale: Part 4                          2010   3/20/12   8.2  300     ANE   FUNimation
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Year to date (after week 12):

2012 total releases: 402
2011 total releases: 359

2012 New Theatrical: 96 / 2226.1M TBO (+23.2%)
2011 New Theatrical: 88 / 1806.6M TBO

2012 Theatrical Catalog*: 117 total / 57 major studios
2011 Theatrical Catalog*: 114 total / 78 major studios


* = actual number of debut movies released, as some SKUs had more than one movie
** = Blu-ray releases only, TBO of DVD may be higher as some new theatrical releases were only released on DVD





One year ago: Titles released week ending 3/27/11: 34
New Theatrical: 5
Theatrical Catalog: 15
Other: 14
Code:
[B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New Theatrical: 5 / 219.4M TBO[/B]
Yogi Bear                                   2010   3/22/11   4.0   14   100.2   Warner
The Tourist                                 2010   3/22/11   5.9   20    67.6   Sony
How Do You Know                             2010   3/22/11   5.3   30    30.2   Sony
Skyline                                     2010   3/22/11   4.5   16    21.4   Universal
Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer        2010   3/22/11   3.3                Screen Media


[B]Theatrical Catalog: 17 (10 from major studios) [/B]
Our Hospitality                             1923   3/22/11   8.0  100           Kino Video
Bible, The: In the Beginning…               1966   3/22/11   5.8                Fox
The Crater Lake Monster                     1977   3/22/11   2.2                Mill Creek Ent.
Galaxina                                    1980   3/22/11   2.9   20           Mill Creek Ent.
Stand By Me                                 1986   3/22/11   8.2   94    52.3   Sony
Ernest Goes to Camp                         1987   3/22/11   4.8   62    23.5   Mill Creek Ent.
Ernest Goes to Jail                         1990   3/22/11   4.7   13    25.0   Mill Creek Ent.
The Sandlot                                 1993   3/22/11   7.5   58    32.4   Fox
Anastasia                                   1997   3/22/11   6.7   86    58.4   Fox
Doctor Dolittle                             1998   3/22/11   5.2   44   144.2   Fox
Random Hearts                               1999   3/22/11   4.9   15    31.5   Image
Garfield                                    2004   3/22/11   4.8   15    75.4   Fox
Because of Winn-Dixie                       2005   3/22/11   6.1   53    32.6   Fox
Robots                                      2005   3/22/11   6.4   64   128.2   Fox
Flicka                                      2006   3/22/11   5.8   55    21.0   Fox
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties             2006   3/22/11   4.8   11    28.4   Fox
Scary Movie 4                               2006   3/22/11   5.0   37    90.7   Vivendi Entertainment

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New theatrical = movie released theatrically in U.S. AND which the debut DVD release was issued concurrently, afterwards, or less than 6 months prior
Theatrical Catalog = movie released theatrically in the U.S. AND which the debut DVD release was issued greater than 6 months prior
RT = Rotten Tomatoes
TVM = Made for TV movie
DTV = Direct to video
FTR = Foreign theatrical release (but not in U.S.)
MIS = TV Miniseries
TVS = TV series
TVE = TV episode or single disc TV series
ANE = Anime
SHT = Short


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Blu-ray Unit Marketshares

54.57% Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
52.49% The Muppets (Disney)
50.42% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
38.19% The Sitter
36.41% Hop

42.96% Blu-ray Top 20 Sellers Unit Marketshare



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'The Muppets' Scores With Sales; ‘Tattoo’ Tops Rentals

28 Mar, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold

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Walt Disney Studios topped the national home video sales charts the week ended March 25 with The Muppets, a family film that grossed $88.6 million in theaters and generated a surprising 52% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc.

The Muppets debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart. The film also debuted at No. 4 on Home Media Magazine’s weekly video rental chart, behind Sony Pictures’ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at No. 1, Universal Studios’ Tower Heist, fresh off its 28-day kiosk moratorium, at No. 2, and the Sony Pictures comedy Jack and Jill at No. 3.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which took in $102.5 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 2 on both sales charts, moving 78% as many units as The Muppets, Nielsen data shows.

Bowing at No. 3, also on both sales charts, was Universal’s Hop, an Easter film that grossed $108.1 million at the box office.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo generated 55% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, while for Hop the tally was 36%.

Warner’s Happy Feet Two, the No. 1 seller the previous week, dropped to No. 6 on First Alert, behind Paramount’s The Adventures at Tintin at No. 4 (down from No. 2) and 20th Century Fox’s newly released comedy The Sitter ($30.4 million box office) at No. 5.

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Blu-ray Sales: Muppets Find it Easy to be Blu

New releases really dominated the Blu-ray sales chart taking the top four spots and five of the top six. Leading the way was The Muppets with 967,000 units / $24.16 million. Its opening week Blu-ray ray share was 52%, which is stunning for a live action family film. In fact, it's would good for a visually impressive action film.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opened in second place with 773,000 units / $15.45 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 55%. This is also unexpectedly strong for the genre. Granted, David Fincher film's tend to be visually stunning, but it is still a drama, so I wasn't expecting a 50% Blu-ray share.

Hop was further back in third place with 400,000 units / $7.20 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 36%, which is more inline with expectations.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy debuted in fourth place with 145,000 units / $2.91 million. An opening week Blu-ray share of just over 50% is impressive for a drama.

The only holdover in the top five was The Adventures of Tintin with 141,000 units / $3.24 million over the week for totals of 562,000 units / $12.49 million after two.


The only new release to chart was The Sitter, which earned sixth place with 119,000 units / $2.73 million. The film managed an opening week Blu-ray share of 36%, which is good for a comedy.

Overall the Blu-ray market was strong compared to last week, last year, and when compared to DVD sales.

Compared to last week, Blu-ray sales were up 67% in terms of units and 46% in terms of dollars. Impressive as that was, they were up 196% in terms of units and 193% in terms of dollars when compared to last year.


DVD sales also grew in comparison to last week and last year, but by a smaller margin and the overall Blu-ray share still rose to 42% in terms of units and 49% in terms of dollars.

Looking towards next week, we have some bad news and some bad news. The slate of new releases for next week is pathetic. The biggest release is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked and I don't expect it be a major seller on high definition.

Worse still, last year's new releases were led by Tangled, which sold 1.6 million Blu-rays during its first week of release. There's nothing this year that's going to come close to that. In fact, we won't have a release that potent till Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol comes out in a couple weeks.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-04-04

Movies
The Muppets
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hop
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Adventures of Tintin
The Sitter

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DVD Sales: Muppets Show How it's Done

New releases dominated the DVD sales chart earning the top three spots and five of the top ten. Leading the way was The Muppets with 884,000 units / $15.05 million. This is a little weaker than I would like, but perhaps it performed better on Blu-ray. I'm not overly optimistic, because live action kids movies tend to struggle on high definition.


Hop was relatively close behind with 705,000 units / $11.97 million. It was a Friday release, so this is more impressive than it sounds.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo debuted in third place with 644,000 units / $10.93 million.

Happy Feet Two fell from first to fourth with 228,000 units / $3.54 million over the week for a total of 975,000 units / $14.74 million after two. Its performance continues to be weak.

The Descendants rounded out the top five with 201,000 units / $3.15 million for the week and 747,000 units / $11.34 million after two. This is acceptable for a limited release film, even one that expanded as well as it did.

The Sitter only managed seventh place with 193,000 units / $3.23 million, which is weak, even compared to its box office run.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy opened in ninth spot with 144,000 units / $2.31 million. On the one hand, the film never expanded truly wide, so a top ten debut on the home market is pretty good. On the other hand, I think the studio was hoping for a lot more throughout its run.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-04-03

Movies
The Muppets
Hop
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Happy Feet Two
The Descendants
The Sitter
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Target Slims Down 'Casablanca'


27 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem

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Warner Home Video’s new Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray boxed set carries a hefty price tag but includes several souvenirs in addition to the film. Target, though, offered consumers the chance to get the movie and bonus features without the booklets and other trinkets in the set with an exclusive single-disc Blu-ray at $19.99. Target also had a DVD version, unavailable anywhere else, for $9.99. Target had the bigger boxed set for $39.99.

Another promotion at Target involved Fox’s new Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, with the chain offering $5 off when the film was purchased with a $14.99 BD/DVD combo pack of either of the first two “Chipmunk” movies. And Target’s copies of Hop all included printable Easter party kits.

Target also had as an exclusive Nickelodeon’s Victorious: The Complete Second Season, at $8.99.

Best Buy offered $8 coupons off the cost of a Wrath of the Titans theatrical ticket with the purchase of a $14.99 Blu-ray of Clash of the Titans, Troy or 300.


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Projections: 'Alvin' Sets Sights On Top Sales Spot

2 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem

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The parade of family films to close out the first quarter continues with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which should top the sales chart the week ending April 1 after earning $132 million at the U.S. box office.

Other contenders include the previous week’s No. 1, Disney’s The Muppets, and Universal’s Hop.

With none of the major new releases receiving wide rental distribution, Sony Pictures’ The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo should top the rental chart for a second week.
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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/1/2012

1 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox New
2 Hop Universal 2
3 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Warner New
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New to domestic Blu-ray-week ending 4/1/12: 38 titles

New Theatrical: 5
Theatrical Catalog: 11
Other: 22
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[B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New theatrical: 5 / 168.6M TBO[/B]
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked        2011   3/27/12   3.7   13   130.9   Fox
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close           2011   3/27/12   6.7   47    31.8   Warner
A Dangerous Method                          2011   3/27/12   6.7   77     5.6   Sony
In the Land of Blood and Honey              2011   3/27/12   4.1   57     0.3   Sony
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Re..2011   3/27/12   7.2   91     0.0   Anchor Bay


[B]Theatrical Catalog 14 (3 from major studios)[/B]
In Which We Serve                           1942   3/27/12   7.4   92           Criterion
This Happy Breed                            1944   3/27/12   7.2                Criterion
Blithe Spirit                               1945   3/27/12   7.1   86           Criterion
Brief Encounter                             1945   3/27/12   8.1   86           Criterion
A Night to Remember                         1958   3/27/12   8.0  100           Criterion
It'$ Only Money                             1962   3/27/12   6.1                Olive Films
Who's Got the Action                        1962   3/27/12   5.7                Olive Films
Come Blow Your Horn                         1963   3/27/12   6.1   83           Olive Films
Who's Minding the Store                     1963   3/27/12   6.6   40           Olive Films
Assault on a Queen                          1966   3/27/12   5.5                Olive Films
Don Quixote                                 1973   3/27/12   7.8                Kultur
The Bodyguard                               1992   3/27/12   5.7   33   121.9   Warner
Dragonheart                                 1996   3/27/12   6.2   50    51.4   Universal
The Quest                                   1996   3/27/12   4.9   14    21.7   Universal


[B]TV/DTV movies: 6[/B]
Air Collision                               2012   3/27/12   2.4          DTV   Asylum Home Entertainment
Camel Spiders                               2012   3/27/12   2.6          DTV   Anchor Bay
The Lion of Judah                           2011   3/27/12   3.1          DTV   Warner
Strip Nude for Your Killer                  1975   3/26/12   5.5          FTR   Blue Underground
Confucius                                   2010   3/27/12   6.0   45     FTR   FUNimation 
Crows Zero                                  2008   3/27/12   7.0          FTR   Toyko Shock


[B]TV Series: 2[/B]                               [B] Year  Released  IMDB  Min    Type   [/B]
South Park: The Complete 15th Season        2011   3/27/12   9.1  314     TVS   Paramount
Dream Eater Merry: Complete Collection      2011   3/27/12   6.6  325     ANE   Sentai Filmworks
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Year to date (after week 13):

2012 total releases: 440
2011 total releases: 411

2012 New Theatrical: 101 / 2394.7M TBO (+12.6%)
2011 New Theatrical: 99 / 2125.8M TBO

2012 Theatrical Catalog*: 131 total / 60 major studios
2011 Theatrical Catalog*: 151 total / 93 major studios


* = actual number of debut movies released, as some SKUs had more than one movie
** = Blu-ray releases only, TBO of DVD may be higher as some new theatrical releases were only released on DVD




One year ago: Titles released week ending 4/3/11: 52
New Theatrical: 11
Theatrical Catalog: 24
Other: 17
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[B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New Theatrical: 11 / 319.2M TBO[/B]
Tangled                                     2010   3/29/11   7.9   88   200.8   Buena Vista
Black Swan                                  2010   3/29/11   8.5   88   107.0   Fox
Fair Game                                   2010   3/29/11   7.0   80     9.5   Summit Entertainment
Made in Dagenham                            2010   3/29/11   7.1   81     1.1   Sony
All Good Things                             2010   3/29/11   6.4   33     0.6   Magnolia
Dogtooth                                    2009   3/29/11   7.3   93     0.1   Kino Video
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1                    2008   3/29/11   7.4   84     0.1   Music Box Films
Evangelion: 2.2 You Can (Not) Advance       2009   3/29/11   7.9                FUNimation
The Resident                                2011   3/29/11   5.3   39           Image
Dead Awake                                  2010   3/29/11   5.8                Millennium
Embodiment of Evil                          2008   3/29/11   6.1   53           Synapse 


[B]Theatrical Catalog: 37 (15 from major studios) [/B]
The Mikado                                  1939   3/29/11   6.9                Criterion
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes           1939   3/29/11   7.7  100           MPI Home Video
The Hound of the Baskervilles               1939   3/29/11   7.7                MPI Home Video
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror     1942   3/29/11   6.7                MPI Home Video
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon       1943   3/29/11   6.7                MPI Home Video
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death                 1943   3/29/11   7.2                MPI Home Video
Sherlock Holmes in Washington               1943   3/29/11   6.9                MPI Home Video
The Pearl of Death                          1944   3/29/11   7.4                MPI Home Video
The Scarlet Claw                            1944   3/29/11   7.7                MPI Home Video
The Spider Woman                            1944   3/29/11   7.4                MPI Home Video
Pursuit to Algiers                          1945   3/29/11   7.1                MPI Home Video
The House of Fear                           1945   3/29/11   7.5                MPI Home Video
The Woman in Green                          1945   3/29/11   6.8                MPI Home Video
Dressed to Kill                             1946   3/29/11   6.9                MPI Home Video
Terror by Night                             1946   3/29/11   7.0                MPI Home Video
The Ten Commandments                        1956   3/29/11   7.9   90    65.5   Paramount
King of Kings                               1961   3/29/11   6.9   80           Warner
The Greatest Story Ever Told                1965   3/29/11   6.3   39           MGM
Soylent Green                               1973   3/29/11   7.0   71           Warner
Inferno                                     1980   3/29/11   6.7   50           Blue Underground
Attack Force Z                              1982   3/29/11   5.3                Cinevision
The Secret of NIMH                          1982   3/29/11   7.4   95    14.7   MGM
The Times of Harvey Milk                    1984   3/29/11   8.4  100     0.0   Criterion
Against all Odds                            1984   3/29/11   5.7   67    25.1   Image
Teen Wolf                                   1985   3/29/11   5.5   47    33.1   MGM
All Dogs Go to Heaven                       1989   3/29/11   6.1   50    27.1   MGM
Awakenings                                  1990   3/29/11   7.6   90    52.1   Image
Scream                                      1996   3/29/11   7.2   82   103.0   Lionsgate
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2                     1996   3/29/11   4.9          8.6   MGM
Scream 2                                    1997   3/29/11   5.9   81   101.4   Lionsgate
Topsy-Turvy                                 1999   3/29/11   7.2   89     6.2   Criterion
Scream 3                                    2000   3/29/11   5.3   38    89.1   Lionsgate
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde       2003   3/29/11   4.3   38    90.2   MGM
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie             2004   3/29/11   6.9   68    85.4   Paramount
Material Girls                              2006   3/29/11   3.0    4    11.4   MGM
Charlotte's Web                             2006   3/29/11   6.7   78    83.0   Paramount
Smash Cut                                   2009   3/29/11   3.6                Shriek Show
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Note: Only movies making their Blu-ray debut are listed.
New theatrical = movie released theatrically in U.S. AND which the debut DVD release was issued concurrently, afterwards, or less than 6 months prior
Theatrical Catalog = movie released theatrically in the U.S. AND which the debut DVD release was issued greater than 6 months prior
RT = Rotten Tomatoes
TVM = Made for TV movie
DTV = Direct to video
FTR = Foreign theatrical release (but not in U.S.)
MIS = TV Miniseries
TVS = TV series
TVE = TV episode or single disc TV series
ANE = Anime
SHT = Short


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'Chipwrecked' Lands Atop Sales Charts; 'Tattoo' Still Top Rental

4 Apr, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment topped the national home video sales charts the week ended April 1 with Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, the third installment in the hugely successful franchise of CGI/live-action feature films based on the animated chipmunk characters created for a 1958 novelty record.

The film grossed $132 million in theaters, significantly less than its two predecessors, both of which made more than $200 million. But that’s still a tidy sum, and Fox marketers can take pride in the fact that Chipwrecked bumped Walt Disney’s The Muppets from the No. 1 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.


The Muppets finished its second week in stores at No. 3 on both charts, behind Universal Studios’ Hop, an Easter-themed family film that finished its second week in stores at No. 2. Hop debuted at No. 3 on both charts the prior week but was released on a Friday instead of the traditional Tuesday, so its first-week sales tally only consisted of three rather than six days.

A second new release, Warner’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, debuted at No. 4 on First Alert and No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc chart
. The 9/11 drama, about a boy who lost his dad in the World Trade Center attack, earned just under $32 million in theaters but stars Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock and was nominated for Best Picture at the recent Oscars.

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, the three top rentals haven’t changed from the prior week: Sony Pictures’ The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo at No. 1, Universal Studios’ Tower Heist at No. 2 and Sony Pictures’ Jack and Jill at No. 3.

Chipwrecked didn’t make the rental chart because Fox withholds new releases from rental kiosks for 28 days.



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There were not many new releases on the Blu-ray sales chart and many of the top selling DVDs were family films, which tend to struggle on high definition.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked did grab first place, but with just 270,000 units / $6.29 million. Its opening week Blu-ray Share was just 23%, which is weak for the format as a whole and only average for the genre.

Hop rose to second place during its first full week on the home market with 260,000 units / $4.68 million for the week and 592,000 units / $10.64 million in total.


The Muppets fell to third place with 141,000 units / $3.81 million for the week giving it a total of 942,000 units / $23.82 million after two. This is an excellent run for a live action family film.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was next with 128,000 units / $2.94 million for the week and 768,000 units / $15.73 million after two. This is better than its run on DVD, but weaker than the studio would have liked given its production budget.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close opened in fifth place with 83,000 units / $1.49 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 27%, which is slightly below average for the format but better than average for the genre.


The only new release to chart was Casablanca, as the 70th Anniversary Edition opened in 15th place with 24,000 units / $1.10 million in sales.

As expected, the overall Blu-ray market was nothing short of a disaster. Not only were the biggest selling DVDs weak, they were also the wrong genre for high definition.

That said, the collapse was still pretty painful to watch, as the overall market was down 52% from last week in terms of units and 51% in terms of dollars.

When compared to last year, the Blu-ray market was down 50% in terms of units and 52% in terms of dollars. DVD sales were also down, but by a much smaller margin, leaving the overall Blu-ray share at just 29% in terms of units and 35% in terms of dollars. Things will get better as bigger releases come out.

Unfortunately, I don't think that will happen next week, as the new releases are only mixed. War Horse and We Bought a Zoo were not box office bombs, but they are not as potent as Tron: Legacy, which was the best selling new release this time last year.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-04-10

Movies
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Hop
The Muppets
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Casablanca

http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=7178

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DVD Sales: Alvin Hops to the Top

Family films led the way on the DVD Sales Chart this week taking the top three spots. This included one and a half new releases.


The best selling DVD was Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked, which sold 893,000 units / $15.56 million during its first full week of release. This is well below the opening week numbers of its predecessors, but the franchise collapsed at the box office, so this result is not surprising.

Hop remained in second place with 697,000 units / $12.53 million during its first full week of release on the home market. In total, it has sold 1.28 million units and generated $22.45 million in sales.

The Muppets fell to third place with 258,000 units / $4.65 million lifting its running tally to 990,000 units / $17.11 million.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close opened in fourth place with 222,000 units / $3.32 million. Weak reviews and soft box office numbers means this opening is not a surprise, even though it is a disappointment.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rounded out the top five with 144,000 unit s/ $2.59 million units for the week and 677,000 units / $11.64 million after two. It will eventually show a profit, but it will take a while longer.

There were no other new releases to reach the top 30.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-04-10

Movies
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Hop
The Muppets
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Easter Specials Dominate (WE 04/08/12)

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With most of the hit family titles hitting in March, the second quarter got off to a slow start April 3, with only two new releases, War Horse and We Bought a Zoo, getting any real retail attention.

Instead, most displays were geared toward Easter sales.


The biggest one came at Best Buy, which offered a free felt Easter bag with the purchase of two Disney Blu-ray combo packs for a total of $35. The selection included The Muppets, Cars 2, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Winnie the Pooh and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Best Buy also offered a selection of more than 150 family DVDs for as low as $4.99, and the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 3D Blu-ray for $9.99.

For We Bought a Zoo, Best Buy promoted a free zoo ticket.

Walmart had exclusive DVD titles such as the animated movie Animals United: Adventure in Africa for $12.96, and Bending the Rules, starring WWE Hall of Famer Edge and Jamie Kennedy, for $14.96.

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Projections: 'War Horse' Looks To Escape 'Zoo'

9 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem

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Only two new releases would seem to have any chance of impacting the sales chart for the week ending April 8, both modest box office performers that will face strong challenges from holdover hits.

Disney’s War Horse, from DreamWorks, seems most likely to top the charts, after earning several Academy Award nominations and $79.78 million at the domestic box office. Fox’s We Bought a Zoo brought in $75.29 million in theaters and also looks to perform well.

To top the rental chart, War Horse will have to hold off previous top rental The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, from Sony Pictures, and Fox’s Immortals, which comes off its 28-day embargo.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/8/2012

1 War Horse Disney/DreamWorks New
2 We Bought a Zoo Fox New
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox 2

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 4/8/2012

1 War Horse Disney/DreamWorks New
2 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sony Pictures 3
3 Immortals Fox 5
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/research/projections-war-horse-looks-escape-zoo-26897
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