Top titles by unit thru June 24 (with guesstimates thru July 8)
Using the YTD top titles percentages we got a week ago compared to the YTD numbers we got for May 27 and using the following estimated numbers for top selling titles in weeks since
June 3 - 100%=8.000
June 10 - 100%=4.300
June 17 - 100%=22.200
June 24 - 100%=11.000
July 1 - no numbers, used average of weeks before and after where possible
July 8 - 100%=4.000 which is more of a guess than an estimate
To clarify it's possible to get a very close estimate on Ghost Rider compared to Casino Royale using the June 17+24 percentages. My original estimate for those weeks were lower (20.000+8.000) but they have to be over 33.000 together for Ghost Rider to be able to reach 34.33% of Casino Royale YTD.
Having the 100% numbers for those two weeks pretty much locked in it was necessary to adjust my previous estimates for the two weeks before those (originally 9.700+5.000).
After doing this the variations in this list is very small compared to the YTD percentages we got for June 24. Since the YTD numbers we have for May 27 are rounded it's hard to get much closer.
For titles where we don't have numbers for all or any of the 4 weeks I have used averages from previous weeks.
The (probably) very accurate top seller list thru June 24
96.227 Casino Royal - BD (104.000 guesstimate for July 8)
67.085 The Departed - BD (69.200)
59.126 Batman Begins - HD DVD (62.100)
48.612 Superman Returns - BD (50.500)
42.904 Planet Earth - HD DVD (48.700)
42.712 Pirates: DMC - BD (50.000)
41.440 Superman Returns - HD DVD (42.500)
40.434 The Departed - HD DVD (41.700)
37.580 Fifth Element - BD (39.400)
37.500 The Prestige - BD (38.700)
37.152 Pirates: CBP - BD (43.500)
35.194 Apocalypto - BD (41.600)
----- FROM HERE ON SOME OLDER TITLES HAVE BEEN SKIPPED -----
33.400 Night at the Museum - BD (35.200)
33.200 Ghost Rider - BD (44.700)
27.390 Planet Earth - BD (34.100)
26.300 Happy Feet - BD (26.700)
19.200 Smokin Aces - HD DVD (20.200)
16.600 Happy Feet - HD DVD (17.000)
The strangest number I found is how Casino Royale trippled it's numbers the June 24 week. I have no idea why. It now seems to have gone back to closer to where the average was earlier.
It's clear that PE HD DVD have dropped considerably the last two weeks. It seems like the BD is doing slightly better the last three weeks than before.
And before anyone asks. The reason Sony hasn't annonced Casino Royale reaching 100.000 is that they already did that sometime in March or so.
Reasonable comments welcome
Edit: changed mistake on Superman Returns HD DVD July 8 number