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Week Ending 04/22/12

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'Contraband' Seizes Top Sales Spots; 'Ghost Protocol' Tops Rentals

2 May, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold


Contraband

Universal Studios Home Entertainment scored a double win on the national sales charts the week ended April 29, with Contraband knocking Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol out of the No. 1 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The Tom Cruise actioner, however, did remain at No. 1 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the second consecutive week.

Contraband, a crime drama with Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale, debuted at No. 1 on both sales charts after a $66.5 million-grossing theatrical run earlier this year. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 52% of the film’s total unit sales, and 55% of week-two unit sales for Ghost Protocol, which finished at No. 2 on both charts.

A dearth of other high-profile new releases sent several older titles racing back up the sales charts, including Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (No. 3 on First Alert, up from No. 10 the previous week) and The Help (No. 7, up from No. 46). Target’s exclusive Blu-ray of the two “Princess Diaries” films rose to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart its second week of availability. And anticipation over the new Avengers movie caused the precursor films featuring the characters, such as Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, to rise on both the overall sales and Blu-ray sales charts.

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly video rental chart, Ghost Protocol at No. 1 was followed at No. 2 by 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which soared up from No. 70 the previous week as it came off its 28-day holdback from Netflix and Redbox.


Related Links :
Top 20 Sellers for the Week Ended 04/29/12

Top 20 Rentals for the Week Ended 04/29/12

Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 04/29/12

Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for the Week Ended 04/29/12


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...-rentals-27159
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The-Numbers Blu-ray and DVD estimates for Week Ending 04/22/12


Note: This data is one day offset from the HMM revenue data as it is Mon-Sun range and includes an extra day(Sunday) for new release sales of new releases




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Blu-ray Sales: Mission did the Impossible

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol led all new releases topping the Blu-ray sales chart with an impressive debut of 1.34 million units / $29.51 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was an outstanding 67%.

As a result of this fantastic opening, I'm making a bold prediction. By the end of the year, a summer blockbuster will open with a Blu-ray share of 75%.


War Horse was miles back with 99,000 units / $2.96 million for the week giving it totals of 536,000 units / $14.44 million after three.

Frozen Planet opened in third place with 63,000 units / $2.19 million, which was enough for a 49% opening week Blu-ray share. Normally, TV on DVD releases struggle on Blu-ray, but this was a nature documentary, and this particular genre tends to do well. Even so, 49% is impressive.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remained in fourth place with 62,000 units / $1.25 million for the week. After more than a month of release, the film has sold 955,000 units and generated $19.56 million in sales.

Mission: Impossible: Trilogy Box Set returned to the chart in fifth place with 60,000 units / $3.10 million.

The best of the rest of the new releases was Shame, which placed seventh with 48,000 units / $1.30 million. It only came out on a Blu-ray Combo Pack, so there's no Blu-ray share to look at.

Born to be Wild was right behind in eighth place with 47,000 units / $1.31 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 47%, which is excellent for a documentary.

The final new release to chart was The Princess Diaries: Double-Pack, which placed 14th with 34,000 units / $1.34 million.

The overall Blu-ray sales were a momentous leap up from last week and from last year. Sales were 151% higher than last week, both in terms of units and dollars, which is meteoric growth. There were 29% more units sold when compared to last year, which generated 49% more revenue.

On the other hand, DVD sales were marginally higher than last week, but they plummeted compared to last year. This helped the overall Blu-ray share reach 49% in terms of units and 57% in terms of dollars.


With nearly all of the winter blockbusters already out on the home market, this share will likely fall. But expect Blu-ray sales to break the 50% barrier again during the Christmas shopping season.

Speaking of a falling Blu-ray share, next week Blu-ray prospects are far from great with only one first-run release generating any real buzz. Contraband should sell well on Blu-ray when compared to DVD, but weak compared to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. On the other hand, last year's new releases were a disaster on both DVD and Blu-ray, meaning 2012 should earn a pretty easy win on the year-over-year comparison.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-05-02

Movies
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
War Horse
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Shame
Born to be Wild 3D
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

http://www.the-numbers.com/interacti...hp?newsID=7233


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DVD Sales: Mission Disavowed on DVD

There were not a lot of new releases to reach the top 30 on the DVD sales chart this week and only one of them reached the top five. We did have a new number one film, as Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol easily topped the chart with 661,000 units / $10.24 million. This is a disappointing start for a film that made $200 million in theaters. Fortunately, it did better on Blu-ray.

War Horse placed second with 219,000 units / $4.38 million for the week giving it totals of 1.06 million units / $19.12 million after three. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked remained in third place with 151,000 units / $2.71 million for the week. After roughly a month on the home market, the film has sold 1.98 million units and generated $32.91 million in sales. We Bought a Zoo remained in fourth place 128,000 units / $2.24 million for three-week totals of 859,000 units / $14.86 million. This is good, but not great. The Iron Lady fell from second to fifth with 91,000 units / $1.37 million for the week. It has now sold 325,000 units and earned $4.87 million after two weeks of release.

The best of the rest of the new releases was Frozen Planet, which placed ninth with 65,000 units / $1.81 million. Another nature documentary, Born to be Wild, was right behind in tenth place with 53,000 units / $811,000 units.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-05-02

Movies
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
War Horse
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
We Bought a Zoo
The Iron Lady
Born to be Wild 3D

http://www.the-numbers.com/interacti...hp?newsID=7232
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Week Ending 04/29/12 HMM Blu-ray and DVD Sales Report

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'Contraband' Seizes Top Sales Spots; 'Ghost Protocol' Tops Rentals

2 May, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold


Contraband

Universal Studios Home Entertainment scored a double win on the national sales charts the week ended April 29, with Contraband knocking Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol out of the No. 1 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The Tom Cruise actioner, however, did remain at No. 1 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart for the second consecutive week.

Contraband, a crime drama with Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale, debuted at No. 1 on both sales charts after a $66.5 million-grossing theatrical run earlier this year. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 52% of the film’s total unit sales, and 55% of week-two unit sales for Ghost Protocol, which finished at No. 2 on both charts.

A dearth of other high-profile new releases sent several older titles racing back up the sales charts, including Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (No. 3 on First Alert, up from No. 10 the previous week) and The Help (No. 7, up from No. 46). Target’s exclusive Blu-ray of the two “Princess Diaries” films rose to No. 3 on the Blu-ray chart its second week of availability. And anticipation over the new Avengers movie caused the precursor films featuring the characters, such as Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, to rise on both the overall sales and Blu-ray sales charts.

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly video rental chart, Ghost Protocol at No. 1 was followed at No. 2 by 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which soared up from No. 70 the previous week as it came off its 28-day holdback from Netflix and Redbox.


Related Links :
Top 20 Sellers for the Week Ended 04/29/12

Top 20 Rentals for the Week Ended 04/29/12

Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 04/29/12

Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for the Week Ended 04/29/12


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...-rentals-27159









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Week Ending 04/29/12 HMM Blu-ray and DVD Sales Report Graphs












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Blu-ray Revenue Trends Through Week Ending 04/21/12



















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Blu-ray and DVD YTD YoY Cumulative Revenue Trends Through Week Ending 04/21/12
















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DVD and Blu-ray Revenue Trends Through Week Ending 04/21/12




















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Blu-ray and DVD YoY Cumulative Revenue Trends Through Week Ending 04/21/12












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'Avengers' Assemble at Best Buy WE 05/06/12

1 May, 2012
By: John Latchem




With the theatrical debut of the new Avengers movie, Best Buy gave fans a chance to catch up by putting all five of the precursor films on Blu-ray for sale.

The Incredible Hulk was $9.99, Iron Man and Iron Man 2 were $14.99 each, and Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger were $24.99 each for the 3D versions and $19.99 for the combo packs. Shoppers could save an additional $5 with an Upgrade & Save coupon for trading in a used DVD.

In addition, Best Buy offered $8 Movie Cash coupons for the new movie with copies of DVDs of the “Avengers” animated series, sold at $11.99 each.

Target built a sales promotion around Disney titles that are heading back into “The Vault,” with Bambi and Beauty and the Beast offered at $14.99 on DVD and $19.99 on Blu-ray, plus an additional $5 savings when either title was purchased with another selected Disney classic (offered at the same prices) on DVD or Blu-ray, such as Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, The Lion King or The Muppets.


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Projections: Charts Ready to Go 'Haywire'

7 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



A slow trickle of major new releases to start the second quarter makes for some unpredictable positioning on the charts, as dependable hits and strong catalog titles continue to stick around.

The May 5 new releases trying to make a splash include Lionsgate’s Haywire ($18.9 million at the domestic box office), an actioner featuring MMA star Gina Carano; Warner’s Joyful Noise ($30.93 million); and New Year’s Eve ($54.5 million), also from Warner.

Of the three, New Year’s Eve seems to have the advantage in retail placement.




Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/6/2012



1 New Year's Eve Warner New

2 Haywire Lionsgate New

3 Joyful Noise Warner




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DEG Blu-ray Playback Capable Household Adoption Trends 2006-2012






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HMM Blu-ray and DVD Sales Report Week Ending 04/28/12


Note: Total Box Office Power was $67.87M this week (Contraband)













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Blu-ray and DVD Sales and Marketshare Weekly Results Table Through Week Ending 04/28/12







bruceames' version


Updated thru week ending 4/28/12

Table of Blu-ray sales (HMM and DEG)

Numbers are in (revenue) millions.
Weekly figures are from HMM (Home Media Magazine

Code:
2012 HMM    2534.23    -7.2%    1933.66   -10.9%     600.57    7.2%    23.7%    2898.5  3063.5                                                                          
Week Date      OD     OD YoY      DVD    DVD YoY       BD    BD YoY  BD Share  TBO2012 TBO2011                                                                           

Q2 HMM       523.35   -24.5%     401.88   -24.0%     121.47  -26.0%    23.2%     503.8   927.1

17  4/28     103.68    -4.1%      78.66   -10.5%      25.02   23.5%    24.1%      67.6     0.0
16  4/21     109.99   -50.1%      81.31   -53.3%      28.68  -38.1%    26.1%     231.7   184.9
15  4/14     107.78   -42.5%      85.63   -37.4%      22.15  -56.2%    20.6%      51.3   314.8
14  4/7      201.90    13.9%     156.28    20.0%      45.62   -3.0%    22.6%     153.2   427.4

Q1 DEG      2060.00    -0.4%    1559.39    -6.1%     500.61   23.0%    24.3%
Q1 HMM      2010.88    -1.2%    1531.78    -6.6%     479.10   20.9%    23.8%    2394.7  2136.4

13  3/31     155.29   -19.9%     120.32   -17.4%      34.98  -27.6%    22.5%     168.6   319.2
12  3/24     148.56     8.5%     108.20    -2.8%      40.36   57.9%    27.2%     353.9   219.4
11  3/17     146.48     4.6%     112.13    -1.4%      34.34   30.2%    23.4%     276.1   154.2
10  3/10     165.27     9.5%     123.11     2.7%      42.16   35.7%    25.5%     216.0   177.1
9   3/3      150.39   -14.0%     115.29   -13.4%      35.10  -15.7%    23.3%      67.0   112.3
8   2/25     158.98    -2.2%     122.04    -7.3%      36.94   19.4%    23.2%     272.1   258.0
7   2/18     207.15    18.9%     160.38    10.4%      46.77   61.7%    22.6%      16.4    86.2
6   2/11     205.54    19.4%     151.09     3.1%      54.45  104.2%    26.5%     316.5   224.0
5   2/4      144.90    -8.6%     110.25   -16.0%      34.65   27.1%    23.9%     118.5    23.0
4   1/28     131.95   -13.6%      98.40   -20.2%      33.55   14.2%    25.4%     226.3   201.2
3   1/21     129.39    -2.4%     103.53    -4.9%      25.86    8.9%    20.0%     112.7    60.7
2   1/14     128.65    -5.1%     100.16    -7.7%      28.49    5.6%    22.1%     143.4   116.2
1   1/7      138.33    -8.0%     106.88   -11.6%      31.45    7.0%    22.7%     157.7   134.3

2011 DEG    8951.80   -13.2%    6851.80   -19.5%    2150.00   19.4%    24.0%    
2011 HMM    8604.20   -13.9%    6608.28   -20.3%    1995.92   17.7%    23.2%    9936.0 10820.9                                                                                                                                                  

Q4 DEG      3338.95   -11.0%    2464.81   -16.5%     924.14   15.5%    27.7%
Q4 HMM      3125.11   -12.4%    2280.75   -19.5%     844.36   15.1%    27.0%    3698.4  3932.2

52  12/31    174.13   -25.6%     130.29   -28.7%      43.84  -14.7%    25.2%      64.3    95.9
51  12/24    482.11   -13.1%     368.59   -16.9%     113.52    2.2%    23.5%     205.6   303.6
50  12/17    369.89   -23.4%     280.58   -26.8%      89.31  -10.1%    24.1%     360.7   635.3
49  12/10    322.48   -14.5%     243.85   -18.6%      78.63    1.5%    24.4%     624.8   535.6
48  12/3     229.49   -23.3%     173.97   -27.5%      55.52   -6.2%    24.2%     282.0   496.0
47  11/26    388.67   -12.4%     300.39   -16.5%      88.28    5.0%    22.7%     194.5   185.3
46  11/19    166.84   -14.3%     127.57   -18.0%      39.27    0.5%    23.5%      41.6   359.0
45  11/12    183.17     2.5%     128.95   -12.0%      54.22   68.3%    29.6%     422.9   251.3
44  11/5     167.53   -16.8%     117.59   -22.8%      49.94    2.0%    29.8%     335.6   414.9
43  10/29    147.15    11.2%      96.66   -11.3%      50.49  115.6%    33.6%     204.5   108.7
42  10/22    156.94     9.5%      95.94   -17.1%      61.00  120.8%    38.9%     370.0    56.0
41  10/15    152.92    -2.4%     106.50   -14.1%      46.42   42.2%    30.4%     343.3   233.0
40  10/8     183.79     9.3%     109.87    -9.4%      73.92   57.7%    40.2%     248.6   257.6

Q3 DEG      1742.79    -4.0%    1320.93   -14.7%     421.86   58.0%    24.2%
Q3 HMM      1667.09    -4.9%    1298.39   -13.9%     368.70   49.9%    22.1%    1806.3  1609.5                                                                         

39  10/1     152.58   -14.3%     109.97   -20.4%      42.61    7.1%    27.9%     352.1   382.7
38  9/24     153.60     5.0%     108.69   -12.5%      44.91  103.6%    29.2%     169.3   112.5
37  9/17     164.69    14.0%     107.37   -14.2%      57.32  197.2%    34.8%     190.8   165.2
36  9/10     128.84     0.0%     102.29   -10.5%      26.55   82.9%    20.6%     189.3    60.3
35  9/3      119.04    -9.5%     100.87   -13.7%      18.17   23.5%    15.3%      65.6    95.1
34  8/27     109.34   -13.1%      91.74   -16.6%      17.60   11.5%    16.1%      12.6    45.3
33  8/20     124.53    -4.4%     101.11   -12.8%      23.42   63.3%    18.8%     100.8    81.2
32  8/13     122.13    -1.8%      98.44    -9.5%      23.69   51.8%    19.4%     118.0   143.9
31  8/6      139.66     1.4%     111.78    -3.6%      27.88   27.9%    20.0%     189.8   133.5
30  7/30     108.78   -18.3%      89.06   -20.2%      19.72   -8.7%    18.1%      56.8   177.2
29  7/23     120.50    -1.9%      97.25    -9.4%      23.25   49.9%    19.3%      88.3    72.7
28  7/16     118.09    -4.8%      94.88   -13.5%      23.21   61.7%    19.7%     267.8    94.7
27  7/9      105.31   -16.7%      84.94   -22.7%      20.37   22.9%    19.3%       5.1    45.2                                                                           
                
Q2 DEG      1831      -15.0%    1434      -18.8%     397       9.4%    21.7%
Q2 HMM      1791.55   -12.2%    1402.94   -16.7%     388.61    9.1%    21.7%    2314.8  2422.0

26  7/2      127.11   -12.3%      96.32   -21.6%      30.79   39.4%    24.2%     102.3   181.4
25  6/25     123.25    -7.7%      98.18   -12.8%      25.07   20.1%    20.3%     205.4    85.8
24  6/18     149.89   -11.2%     114.68   -17.7%      35.21   19.5%    23.5%     208.2   142.8
23  6/11     130.81   -13.6%     103.23   -18.6%      27.58   12.3%    21.1%     305.0   152.6
22  6/4      118.16   -34.1%      96.17   -32.8%      21.99  -39.1%    18.6%      15.8   386.8
21  5/28     113.83   -16.6%      91.37   -22.9%      22.46   24.9%    19.7%     154.4    87.9
20  5/21     111.98   -15.2%      91.84   -18.9%      20.14    7.2%    18.0%      99.8   185.7
19  5/14     111.02   -23.6%      90.00   -26.8%      21.02   -6.2%    18.9%     155.6   113.6
18  5/7      122.05   -25.2%      99.74   -29.5%      22.31   -7.7%    18.3%     141.5   106.1
17  4/30     106.99   -40.6%      86.94   -39.6%      20.05  -44.5%    18.7%       0.0   120.5
16  4/23     217.30    -8.3%     171.47    -0.3%      45.83  -29.4%    21.1%     187.5   841.3
15  4/16     184.50    48.7%     134.40    24.8%      50.10  205.3%    27.2%     314.8     8.1
14  4/9      174.66    21.6%     128.60     5.9%      46.06  107.5%    26.5%     424.5     9.4
                                                                                
Q1 DEG      2068      -20.0%    1661      -25.0%     407      10.0%    19.7%              
Q1 HMM      2020.45   -23.2%    1626.20   -28.4%     394.25    9.4%    19.5%    2116.5  2857.2

13  4/2      192.11   -36.0%     144.16   -44.6%      47.95   20.1%    25.0%     300.9   461.1
12  3/26     135.54   -49.8%     110.21   -50.9%      25.33  -44.1%    18.7%     218.0   335.6
11  3/19     138.72   -46.5%     112.58   -49.6%      26.14  -27.1%    18.8%     154.2   534.3
10  3/12     146.96   -24.4%     116.11   -30.8%      30.85   16.5%    21.0%     177.0   247.2
9   3/5      174.59    -7.2%     132.93   -15.4%      41.66   34.1%    23.9%     112.3   258.8
8   2/26     160.96     4.5%     130.35    -2.5%      30.61   50.7%    19.0%     258.0    74.9
7   2/19     172.68    -8.1%     143.99   -12.7%      28.69   25.0%    16.6%      86.2    80.1
6   2/12     172.00   -19.4%     145.34   -23.1%      26.66    8.9%    15.5%     224.0   211.0
5   2/5      158.26   -16.7%     131.08   -20.8%      27.18   11.1%    17.2%      23.0   114.6
4   1/29     151.21   -14.6%     122.05   -20.9%      29.16   27.6%    19.3%     201.2   151.6
3   1/22     131.62   -16.3%     107.98   -21.0%      23.64   14.8%    18.0%      60.7    61.0
2   1/15     135.49   -17.3%     108.51   -23.9%      26.98   27.0%    19.9%     143.3   137.8
1   1/8      150.31   -14.1%     120.91   -19.5%      29.40   18.6%    19.6%     157.7   189.2

OD = optical disc (DVD + Blu-ray)
YoY = year over year percentage change
TBO = total box office
BD = Blu-ray


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BDA Blu-ray Presentation April 2012

This presentation was given by Victor Matsuda, Vice President, Blu-ray Group, Sony Corporation of America at Media-Tech Las Vegas 2012, 3 weeks ago.

Full slide set here as pdf:

Selected slides:

















http://www.media-tech.net/fileadmin/...s/matsuda2.pdf

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DIGITAL OR BUST IN VEGAS? The physical media market under scrutiny




Apr 26, 2012 - 01:28 PM GMT
A realization that maybe it’s time to figure out a way to jump on the digital bandwagon dominated the proceedings at Packaged Media & Beyond 2012, reports Larry Jaffee.

Maybe it was the Association of Independent Media Manufacturers Association (AIMMA) joining forces with the Media-Tech Association (MTA) and the Colonial Purchasing Co-operative to produce a US show like the latter did in the two previous years. Or maybe it was the zany Day Two keynote presentation by Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman (pictured) whose oldest running US independent movie studio has been making independent, non-mainstream movies for nearly 40 years. [See below for more details on Kaufman's presentation.]

But independence and industry co-operation were recurring themes of Packaged Media & Beyond 2012 held in April at The Wynn casino and resort in Las Vegas, where MTA and Colonial mounted a similar event last spring at the same venue. In this time of less demand for physical media, all three synergistic trade organizations have recognized a need for co-operation, and in turn, strengthen their collective members’ aims (ie, remain in business, and perhaps even grow).

There was a wink-wink undercurrent to the proceedings that those in attendance embodied survival of the fittest, as everyone left back home an austerity-minded operation of working far harder for far less than they did a decade ago, yet somehow were able to muster enough funds to make the jaunt to the Vegas strip’s swankiest destinations. Although the conference featured speakers from replication Goliaths Cinram and Technicolor, both focused on non-physical disc aspects of their companies’ business, digital supply chain and second-screen applications, respectively.

The robust program included updates on progress made with UltraViolet and Managed Copy – both pro-consumer developments that give consumers more control of what they can do with their disc purchases. Other speakers covered critical aspects of the packaged media food chain such as storage, quality control, the volatility of petroleum prices impacting on plastics used in discs and packaging, and the unusual recent renaissance of vinyl. [For more on the vinyl renaissance, see the D2D article in Issue 16, page 16.]

Aaron Shapiro, CEO of New York-based digital marketing agency Huge Inc, which also has offices in London, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, kicked off the day-and-a-half main conference’s ‘reinvention’ focus with his aptly titled keynote address ‘Surviving the Digital Economy.’ (The pre-show had Colonial and AIMMA holding board and member meetings, while vendors and suppliers made price-specific pitches to their media manufacturing customers.)

Shapiro, author of the recently published book Users, Not Customers, reminded the audience that these days, no matter what business you’re in, consumers or potential users of your products or services almost always check out your website first before calling. That being said, Shapiro urged, “Build up your ecosystem, customers naturally follow.” Acknowledging that he was speaking to packaged media professionals, the keynoter pointed out: “Media is everywhere, and it is no longer about ‘What do I own?’ Rather it’s about ‘How do I access it?’” He noted that brick-and-mortar Blockbuster and Borders failed to react to the changing marketplace, only to be supplanted by web-based Netflix and Amazon.

Getting into the psychology of why people buy, Shapiro advised that all successful businesses in the 21st century need to deliver digitally: “Trust, Convenience, Price and Fun.” Several speakers noted that with consumers’ thirst for digitally delivered entertainment going up, their monthly broadband bills are also going to increase.



POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS

“Guaranteed Comcast will want higher rates from us if we’re streaming everything to our TV.” Keith Nissen, Research Director and principal analyst for NPD Entertainment Group, noted that generally consumers are moving away from traditional forms of entertainment, and replacing them with digital means.

Social networking is up, as is digital music. Meanwhile, people are not going to the cinema as much as they used to. Watching movies at home is down, as a result of the Netflix hiccup last winter. Consumers are buying fewer DVDs, CDs and video games. He attributed the declines to, “The overlay of a bad economy.”

Nissen provided some statistics about DVD’s current standing among US consumers’ leisure-time activities:

• 35% of consumers are purchasing or renting DVDs • Purchasing or renting DVDs is down 8% over the past year
• Standard DVD sales account for 46% of total video spending
• Netflix (21%); Blu-ray purchases (17%); DVD/BD rentals (7%); cable VOD (4%)

“Another way to look at it is that [physical discs are] still the majority of the market, so it’s got a fairly long way to go before it goes away,” he commented.

But the movie studios are concerned about Blu-ray not compensating for lost DVD sales. The movie industry generally caters to males in their mid-20s, but disc purchases are made by older adults. Although Blu-ray sales are up year-on-year, “They’ve taken a dive in the last six months,” Nissen reported. By 2016, NPD projects that 61 million US households will have a Blu-ray player. “As long as there will be players there will be a Blu-ray market,” he said.

Another positive development borne out by current research is that despite their popularity, “Tablets and smartphones are not the primary screens that people prefer when watching full-length video. They want a big screen.” Retailers these days don’t offer as much product as they did previously, which explains diminished volumes for physical media sales, the analyst noted.


Video-on-demand subscription services offering original TV programming, such as Hulu-plus, a YouTube partnership with Disney, another from Yahoo, and HBO and Showtime deals with Netflix, are likely to further siphon DVD sales in 2012, according to Nissen.

Explaining Troma’s tendency of being an early adopter with home video technology, the self-deprecating Kaufman said, “Being a small company we can move fast – optimistically or stupidly.” Although Troma films never had major distribution theatrically or at retail, the VHS pioneer managed to get its 100-title catalogue in front of a loyal audience that still buys its bonus-packed DVDs and now rents them from Netflix. Following through on Kaufman’s libertarian approach to home entertainment, Troma will soon have a free dedicated, ad-supported channel on Comcast cable TV systems, and the studio already streams films from its website.

Prior to delivering his address on video game trends, Mark Fisher, Executive Vice President of the Entertainment Merchants Association, recounted how Troma’s biggest title The Toxic Avenger, soon to be made into a Broadway musical, was a major hit on video when the company he worked for supplied grocery stores with VHS tapes in the 1980s. Fisher reported that 72% of US households currently play video games, and, surprisingly, 29% of those individuals are over 50 years old and 42% are women.

Video games haven’t been immune to the economic downturn, coupled with digital alternatives, that has impacted negatively sales of music CDs and DVD movies. Hardware fell 35% while software fell 26% this past March, although total game revenue still totalled $1.1 billion, according to NPD numbers cited by Fisher. (For 2011, physical games totalled $9.3 billion in revenue, down 8% from 2010.) “It’s a very cyclical business,” Fisher noted, adding that EMA is projecting the overall video game market to soon bounce back, thanks to three new consoles: Nintendo Wii U later this year, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox Durango/720 next year. The good news for media manufacturers also is these new console iterations will still require a physical game disc, he added.

Victor Matsuda, representing the Blu-ray Disc Group, reported there are currently more than 36 million US Blu-ray households (roughly one third), increasing by nearly 40% over 2010 (Source: Futuresource) and that HDTV penetration is now nearly 75 million US households. Citing numbers from the Digital Entertainment Group, Matsuda reported software unit sales grew by over 30% in 2011 and that Blu-ray accounted for 40.1% of disc sales of the Top 10 titles released in 2011, up from 27% in 2010. In addition, consumer spending on software surpassed $2 billion for the first time ever.

Still, the costs involved in manufacturing Blu-ray are apparently beyond the financial means of smaller replicators in attendance at the conference, some whom quipped whether “Blu-ray is a fad?”



THE FOUNDATION OF SUCCESS

In general, Michael Weiss, CEO of Rockville, Maryland-based Video Labs and President of AIMMA, was pleased with the event: “The conference was exactly what the media manufacturing industry needed. While the death of media manufacturing has been pronounced by so-called experts, the conference’s take-away is that media manufacturing has morphed into media services. In other words, folks are no longer simply making copies, but rather businesses are distributing communiqué and using ancillary streams such as captioning and post-production to support effective distribution. The event brought together experts who provided attendees with tools and such valuable insight into the economy and technology as it relates to media services.”

Attendee Frank Loverme, Sales and Business Development for California-based Emerging Technologies, agreed with Weiss’s assessment: “The topics were relevant and presented by key industry thought-leaders. Networking opportunities were abundant. The Wynn Hotel was a terrific venue with great food. And the event smartly coincided with NAB. I give it five stars!”

Morris Ballen, Vice Chairman of Disc Makers, also praised the conference for being conducive to networking. “We get together only once a year. There was a great turnout [a sentiment echoed by Colonial President Doug Franzen] and The Wynn is a great venue,” said Ballen, praising the “comradeship” among the attendees. (Incidentally, Disc Makers is now known corporately as AVL Digital Group; thus providing an example of one company already moving in the digital direction to supplement its core disc business.)

“The industry is still alive, and in some areas we are doing better than expected, as with in CD,” commented Media-Tech Association Chairman Frank Hartwig. “It is more and more important that companies build a strong relationship between North America and Europe. With this second combined conference [with synergistic trade association partners] we showed that we are committed to this idea on both continents. We will gain more business, a better cost structure and we will expand our knowledge base. The conference was again a success story and we will do it again next year. The networking and the growth of interaction between Colonial Purchasing and the Media-Tech Association is the foundation of success for all stakeholders.”

The conference’s PowerPoint presentations may be accessed at:
http://www.media-tech.net/welcome/la...erence-program

Why Kaufman’s presentation was zany
I meant ‘zany’ in that Lloyd wasn't your typical keynoter, which was exactly what I was aiming for when I invited him and put him on first in the morning to ‘wake up’ the audience. And he didn't disappoint; audience laughter was abundant. Firstly, Troma films generally are comedies that are take-offs on classics and/or genre films with pun titles like Tromeo & Juliet, infused with gratuitous violence (think Monty Python and “it's just a flesh wound”).

As Kaufman spoke, a reel of Troma's greatest hits played on the big screen behind him. But it was also what he said, provocative statements, considering the audience, such as “piracy is good”, as he displayed a Chinese Blu-ray bootleg of one of Troma's biggest titles, Poultrygeist, in deluxe packaging, better than what his own company provides, he jealously admitted.

Kaufman believes that a kid who makes copies of an un-copy protected Troma film and then gives them to his friends, is not stealing, a far cry from the traditional Hollywood studio line on home entertainment.

He ended the talk with a self-deprecating clip of him homeless on the street, hawking Troma DVDs to passers-by for $1 each so he could eat. Lloyd and his wife, Pat Sweeney Kaufman, who is the New York State Film Commissioner, then presented me with an Official Troma Diploma for “supporting truly independent art”. The audience loved it; me too. I told them how my parents would be so proud. Honestly, I was touched.

Larry Jaffee, conference program organizer and event reporter.

http://digital2disc.com/index.php/ne...under-scrutiny

hat tip mikemorel
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Keith Nissen, Research Director and principal analyst for NPD Entertainment Group notices that 1Q 2011 growth is not the 58% YoY growth that we saw back in 3Q 2011.

Quote:


Although Blu-ray sales are up year-on-year, “They’ve taken a dive in the last six months,” Nissen reported.

EDIT: corrected identification of quoted source
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The-Numbers DVD and Blu-ray Sales Estimates Week Ending 04/29/12




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Blu-ray Sales: Contraband Can't Hide at the Top

There were only two new releases to earn a spot on the Blu-ray sales chart, but one of them, Contraband, took top spot on the chart. The film sold 510,000 units / $10.19 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 52%. At this point, any action film that doesn't open with a 50% Blu-ray share should be considered a disappointment.

Second place went to Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with 316,000 units / $6.95 million over the week for a total of 1.57 million units / $34.51 million after two.

Surprisingly, The Princess Diaries: Double-Pack rose to third place with 69,000 units / $2.39 million for the week for a total of 101,000 units / $3.65 million after two. This is a strong result, considering the films' target audience and its box office run.

Beauty and the Beast returned to the chart in fourth place with 61,000 units / $1.58 million. It has sold more than 4 million units and generated more than $100 million in sales, making it one of the best selling Blu-rays of all time.

Thor and Captain America were in a very tight battle for fifth place as both films sold 50,000 units. Thor came out on top by a nearly imperceptible margin and has now sold 1.42 million units and generated $42.63 million. Captain America total sales have now reached 2.60 million units / $64.22 million.


The only other new release to chart was Dark Tide, which placed 24th with 13,000 units / $269,000. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just 25%. Granted, it is a limited release, but this is still a low percentage.

Overall Blu-ray sales were mixed. Sales were way down from last week plummeting 28% in terms of units and 33% in terms of dollars.

However, compared to last year, sales were up 51% in terms of units and 41% in terms of dollars.

DVD sales, on the other hand, were down across the board, but were a little better than Blu-ray when compared to last week. This meant the overall Blu-ray share was a little lower compared to last week at 44% in terms of units and 51% in terms of dollars. This is much higher than this time last year, on the other hand
.

I have mixed opinions about next week. On the one hand, Haywire should lead the way, and it was a weak film at the box office so sales should be off from this week.

On the other hand, last year wasn't exactly a banner year either. The Green Hornet did earn nearly $100 million at the box office and opened on top of the Blu-ray sales with 257,000 units, but that's low compared to the numbers we've been seeing this year. 2012 might not match last year, but it could be very close.



- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-05-08

Movies
Contraband
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Beauty and the Beast
Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
Dark Tide

http://www.the-numbers.com/interacti...hp?newsID=7251




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DVD Sales: Contraband Smuggled to the Top

Contraband benefited from a really weak slate of new releases and this helped it earn first place on the DVD sales chart. During its first week of release, it sold 470,000 units and generated $7.52 million, which is good given its box office numbers.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol was pushed into second place with 256,000 units / $3.86 million for the week and $875,000 units / $13.45 million after two. It is not doing well on DVD, but it is much stronger Blu-ray.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked remained in third place with 111,000 units / $1.99 million for the week. After just over a month of release, the film has sold 2.08 million units and generated $34.73 million in sales. Only three other films have sold more than 2 million units in 2012.

War Horse added $187 million from 94,000 units sold giving it $20.71 million in total revenue from 1.13 million units sold. Given the scope of the movie, one has to assume the studio was hoping for more.

We Bought a Zoo added 92,000 units / $1.66 million over the week for a month-long total of 943,000 units / $16.37 million.

The only other new release to chart was Dark Tide, which placed 13th with 40,000 units / $714,000.


- C.S.Strowbridge


Date posted: 2012-05-08

Movies
Contraband
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
War Horse
We Bought a Zoo
Dark Tide

http://www.the-numbers.com/interacti...hp?newsID=7250
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HMM Nielsen Videoscan First Alert Sales Report Week Ending 05/06/12

Quote:


'Joyful Noise' Overpowers 'New Year’s Eve' for Top Sales Spot

9 May, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold


Joyful Noise

Three new theatrical releases took the three top spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ended May 6, led by Warner Home Video’s Joyful Noise, a musical comedy with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah that grossed just more than $30 million at the box office.

The No. 2 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart — which tracks total disc sales, DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined — went to another Warner-distributed title, New Year’s Eve, a romantic comedy with an ensemble cast of past and present hotties, from Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry and Alyssa Milano to Jessica Biel and Zac Efron, that earned $54.5 million in U.S. theaters.

Lionsgate’s Haywire, an actioner with an $18.9 million theatrical track record, debuted at No. 3 on First Alert but bowed at No. 1 on both Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart and Home Media Magazine’s rental chart.

The victory on the Blu-ray Disc chart was due to the fact that nearly half of total unit sales were on Blu-ray, as opposed to 23% for Joyful Noise and just 19% for New Year’s Eve.

The victory at the rental counter was due to the fact that both Warner titles weren’t available at most rental outlets their first week on shelves.

On the rental chart, Haywire knocked another windowless title, Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, to No. 2. Fox’s We Bought a Zoo, fresh off the studio’s 28-day kiosk holdback, finished the week at No. 3, up from No. 42 the prior week, when it was available only at brick-and-mortar rental outlets.



Related Links :
Top 20 Sellers for the Week Ended 05/06/12

Top 20 Rentals for the Week Ended 05/06/12

Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 05/06/12

Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for the Week Ended 05/06/12


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HMM Nielsen Videoscan First Alert Sales Report Week Ending 05/06/12












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Quote:


A 'Vow' For Retail Savings (Week Ending 05/13/12)

8 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Movies based on books make for easy retail promotions, since the home video can be paired with the original source material for a nice gift set. For example, May 8 Target offered a $5 savings with the joint purchase of Sony Pictures’ The Vow on disc and the book upon which it’s based, which was priced at $11.99.

Otherwise, Target’s attentions were turned toward clearing inventory as part of a “Mother’s Day Gifts for All Budgets” promotion, touting DVDs at $5, $10, $15 and $25 price points.

In addition, Target is taking advantage of the buzz around The Avengers with a sale of several Avengers tie-in products, such as $12.99 DVDs of earlier films in the series, as well as action figures, T-shirts, branded soda and snacks and more.

Best Buy continued to push its Upgrade & Save program, which lets customers exchange a used DVD for a $5 coupon that can be used on any Blu-ray priced at $9.99 and above. The chain devoted a page of its weekly ad circular promoting catalog titles that, with the coupon, could be had for as low as $4.99, such as Apollo 13 and Casino.

Best Buy also highlighted some TV DVD titles with a section labeled as “Season Finales Are Coming,” encouraging shoppers to check out previous seasons of their favorite shows.



http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...retail-savings
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Quote:


Projections: 'Vow,' 'Underworld' Should Fare Well (Week Ending 05/13/12)

14 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Sony Pictures Home Entertainment should secure the top two sales and rental spots on the charts with a combination of action and romance.

The Vow, based on the book about a married couple coping with the wife’s amnesia, is favored to take the top spot on the overall disc sales chart after scoring $124.9 million at the domestic box office.

Underworld: Awakening, which earned $62 million in theaters as the latest in the “Underworld” series of vampire-werewolf thrillers, is likely to top the Blu-ray sales chart, since it is of a genre favored by Blu-ray buyers.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/13/2012

1 The Vow Sony Pictures New
2 Underworld: Awakening Sony Pictures New
3 Joyful Noise Warner 2

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 5/13/2012

1 The Vow Sony Pictures New
2 Underworld: Awakening Sony Pictures New
3 Haywire Lionsgate 2



http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...are-well-27225
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HMM Blu-ray and DVD Sales Report Week Ending 05/05/12


Note: Last year comparison week was The Green Hornet







http://www.homemediamagazine.com/mar...k-ended-050512






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Blu-ray and DVD Sales and Marketshare Weekly Results Table Through Week Ending 05/05/12





bruceames version

Updated thru week ending 5/5/12

Table of Blu-ray sales (HMM and DEG)

Numbers are in (revenue) millions.
Weekly figures are from HMM (Home Media Magazine)

Code:
2012 HMM    2641.79    -7.3%    2018.32   -11.0%     623.47    6.9%    23.6%    3003.4  3212.1                                                                          
Week Date      OD     OD YoY      DVD    DVD YoY       BD    BD YoY  BD Share  TBO2012 TBO2011                                                                           

Q2 HMM       630.91   -22.6%     486.54   -22.5%     144.37  -22.7%    22.9%     608.7  1075.7

18  5/5      107.56   -11.5%      84.66   -14.4%      22.90    1.5%    21.3%     104.9   148.6
17  4/28     103.68    -4.1%      78.66   -10.5%      25.02   23.5%    24.1%      67.6     0.0
16  4/21     109.99   -50.1%      81.31   -53.3%      28.68  -38.1%    26.1%     231.7   184.9
15  4/14     107.78   -42.5%      85.63   -37.4%      22.15  -56.2%    20.6%      51.3   314.8
14  4/7      201.90    13.9%     156.28    20.0%      45.62   -3.0%    22.6%     153.2   427.4

Q1 DEG      2060.00    -0.4%    1559.39    -6.1%     500.61   23.0%    24.3%
Q1 HMM      2010.88    -1.2%    1531.78    -6.6%     479.10   20.9%    23.8%    2394.7  2136.4

13  3/31     155.29   -19.9%     120.32   -17.4%      34.98  -27.6%    22.5%     168.6   319.2
12  3/24     148.56     8.5%     108.20    -2.8%      40.36   57.9%    27.2%     353.9   219.4
11  3/17     146.48     4.6%     112.13    -1.4%      34.34   30.2%    23.4%     276.1   154.2
10  3/10     165.27     9.5%     123.11     2.7%      42.16   35.7%    25.5%     216.0   177.1
9   3/3      150.39   -14.0%     115.29   -13.4%      35.10  -15.7%    23.3%      67.0   112.3
8   2/25     158.98    -2.2%     122.04    -7.3%      36.94   19.4%    23.2%     272.1   258.0
7   2/18     207.15    18.9%     160.38    10.4%      46.77   61.7%    22.6%      16.4    86.2
6   2/11     205.54    19.4%     151.09     3.1%      54.45  104.2%    26.5%     316.5   224.0
5   2/4      144.90    -8.6%     110.25   -16.0%      34.65   27.1%    23.9%     118.5    23.0
4   1/28     131.95   -13.6%      98.40   -20.2%      33.55   14.2%    25.4%     226.3   201.2
3   1/21     129.39    -2.4%     103.53    -4.9%      25.86    8.9%    20.0%     112.7    60.7
2   1/14     128.65    -5.1%     100.16    -7.7%      28.49    5.6%    22.1%     143.4   116.2
1   1/7      138.33    -8.0%     106.88   -11.6%      31.45    7.0%    22.7%     157.7   134.3

2011 DEG    8951.80   -13.2%    6851.80   -19.5%    2150.00   19.4%    24.0%    
2011 HMM    8604.20   -13.9%    6608.28   -20.3%    1995.92   17.7%    23.2%    9936.0 10820.9                                                                                                                                                  

Q4 DEG      3338.95   -11.0%    2464.81   -16.5%     924.14   15.5%    27.7%
Q4 HMM      3125.11   -12.4%    2280.75   -19.5%     844.36   15.1%    27.0%    3698.4  3932.2

52  12/31    174.13   -25.6%     130.29   -28.7%      43.84  -14.7%    25.2%      64.3    95.9
51  12/24    482.11   -13.1%     368.59   -16.9%     113.52    2.2%    23.5%     205.6   303.6
50  12/17    369.89   -23.4%     280.58   -26.8%      89.31  -10.1%    24.1%     360.7   635.3
49  12/10    322.48   -14.5%     243.85   -18.6%      78.63    1.5%    24.4%     624.8   535.6
48  12/3     229.49   -23.3%     173.97   -27.5%      55.52   -6.2%    24.2%     282.0   496.0
47  11/26    388.67   -12.4%     300.39   -16.5%      88.28    5.0%    22.7%     194.5   185.3
46  11/19    166.84   -14.3%     127.57   -18.0%      39.27    0.5%    23.5%      41.6   359.0
45  11/12    183.17     2.5%     128.95   -12.0%      54.22   68.3%    29.6%     422.9   251.3
44  11/5     167.53   -16.8%     117.59   -22.8%      49.94    2.0%    29.8%     335.6   414.9
43  10/29    147.15    11.2%      96.66   -11.3%      50.49  115.6%    33.6%     204.5   108.7
42  10/22    156.94     9.5%      95.94   -17.1%      61.00  120.8%    38.9%     370.0    56.0
41  10/15    152.92    -2.4%     106.50   -14.1%      46.42   42.2%    30.4%     343.3   233.0
40  10/8     183.79     9.3%     109.87    -9.4%      73.92   57.7%    40.2%     248.6   257.6

Q3 DEG      1742.79    -4.0%    1320.93   -14.7%     421.86   58.0%    24.2%
Q3 HMM      1667.09    -4.9%    1298.39   -13.9%     368.70   49.9%    22.1%    1806.3  1609.5                                                                         

39  10/1     152.58   -14.3%     109.97   -20.4%      42.61    7.1%    27.9%     352.1   382.7
38  9/24     153.60     5.0%     108.69   -12.5%      44.91  103.6%    29.2%     169.3   112.5
37  9/17     164.69    14.0%     107.37   -14.2%      57.32  197.2%    34.8%     190.8   165.2
36  9/10     128.84     0.0%     102.29   -10.5%      26.55   82.9%    20.6%     189.3    60.3
35  9/3      119.04    -9.5%     100.87   -13.7%      18.17   23.5%    15.3%      65.6    95.1
34  8/27     109.34   -13.1%      91.74   -16.6%      17.60   11.5%    16.1%      12.6    45.3
33  8/20     124.53    -4.4%     101.11   -12.8%      23.42   63.3%    18.8%     100.8    81.2
32  8/13     122.13    -1.8%      98.44    -9.5%      23.69   51.8%    19.4%     118.0   143.9
31  8/6      139.66     1.4%     111.78    -3.6%      27.88   27.9%    20.0%     189.8   133.5
30  7/30     108.78   -18.3%      89.06   -20.2%      19.72   -8.7%    18.1%      56.8   177.2
29  7/23     120.50    -1.9%      97.25    -9.4%      23.25   49.9%    19.3%      88.3    72.7
28  7/16     118.09    -4.8%      94.88   -13.5%      23.21   61.7%    19.7%     267.8    94.7
27  7/9      105.31   -16.7%      84.94   -22.7%      20.37   22.9%    19.3%       5.1    45.2                                                                           
                
Q2 DEG      1831      -15.0%    1434      -18.8%     397       9.4%    21.7%
Q2 HMM      1791.55   -12.2%    1402.94   -16.7%     388.61    9.1%    21.7%    2314.8  2422.0

26  7/2      127.11   -12.3%      96.32   -21.6%      30.79   39.4%    24.2%     102.3   181.4
25  6/25     123.25    -7.7%      98.18   -12.8%      25.07   20.1%    20.3%     205.4    85.8
24  6/18     149.89   -11.2%     114.68   -17.7%      35.21   19.5%    23.5%     208.2   142.8
23  6/11     130.81   -13.6%     103.23   -18.6%      27.58   12.3%    21.1%     305.0   152.6
22  6/4      118.16   -34.1%      96.17   -32.8%      21.99  -39.1%    18.6%      15.8   386.8
21  5/28     113.83   -16.6%      91.37   -22.9%      22.46   24.9%    19.7%     154.4    87.9
20  5/21     111.98   -15.2%      91.84   -18.9%      20.14    7.2%    18.0%      99.8   185.7
19  5/14     111.02   -23.6%      90.00   -26.8%      21.02   -6.2%    18.9%     155.6   113.6
18  5/7      122.05   -25.2%      99.74   -29.5%      22.31   -7.7%    18.3%     141.5   106.1
17  4/30     106.99   -40.6%      86.94   -39.6%      20.05  -44.5%    18.7%       0.0   120.5
16  4/23     217.30    -8.3%     171.47    -0.3%      45.83  -29.4%    21.1%     187.5   841.3
15  4/16     184.50    48.7%     134.40    24.8%      50.10  205.3%    27.2%     314.8     8.1
14  4/9      174.66    21.6%     128.60     5.9%      46.06  107.5%    26.5%     424.5     9.4
                                                                                
Q1 DEG      2068      -20.0%    1661      -25.0%     407      10.0%    19.7%              
Q1 HMM      2020.45   -23.2%    1626.20   -28.4%     394.25    9.4%    19.5%    2116.5  2857.2

13  4/2      192.11   -36.0%     144.16   -44.6%      47.95   20.1%    25.0%     300.9   461.1
12  3/26     135.54   -49.8%     110.21   -50.9%      25.33  -44.1%    18.7%     218.0   335.6
11  3/19     138.72   -46.5%     112.58   -49.6%      26.14  -27.1%    18.8%     154.2   534.3
10  3/12     146.96   -24.4%     116.11   -30.8%      30.85   16.5%    21.0%     177.0   247.2
9   3/5      174.59    -7.2%     132.93   -15.4%      41.66   34.1%    23.9%     112.3   258.8
8   2/26     160.96     4.5%     130.35    -2.5%      30.61   50.7%    19.0%     258.0    74.9
7   2/19     172.68    -8.1%     143.99   -12.7%      28.69   25.0%    16.6%      86.2    80.1
6   2/12     172.00   -19.4%     145.34   -23.1%      26.66    8.9%    15.5%     224.0   211.0
5   2/5      158.26   -16.7%     131.08   -20.8%      27.18   11.1%    17.2%      23.0   114.6
4   1/29     151.21   -14.6%     122.05   -20.9%      29.16   27.6%    19.3%     201.2   151.6
3   1/22     131.62   -16.3%     107.98   -21.0%      23.64   14.8%    18.0%      60.7    61.0
2   1/15     135.49   -17.3%     108.51   -23.9%      26.98   27.0%    19.9%     143.3   137.8
1   1/8      150.31   -14.1%     120.91   -19.5%      29.40   18.6%    19.6%     157.7   189.2

OD = optical disc (DVD + Blu-ray)
YoY = year over year percentage change
TBO = total box office
BD = Blu-ray


hat tip bruceames
post #11515 of 11556
Here is some interesting thoughts bruceames had at High Def Forum that I graphed out.

Making the assumption that Blu-ray's Top 20 Sellers revenue share (which we do not have) is 25% greater than the Blu-ray Top 20 Unit Share (which we do have from the Mon-Sun HMM reported Nielsen Videoscan report one day offset to the HMM reported revenue share Sun-Sat weekly report) we can compare that over time to the overall gains in total Blu-ray revenue marketshare.








Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceames@HDF View Post

Here is a table of Blu-ray total revenue share (TotRev) vs. top 20 unit share (T20units) and top 20 revenue share (T20rev - estimated by adding 25% to the unit share). The quarterly revenue figure (Revenue) is in millions. Totals by quarter.

The purpose is to compare T20 market share growth vs. overall growth. Notice that the T20 revenue share is approximately double the overall share.

Code:
Year    T20units TotRev T20rev  Revenue
Q109    10.6%   7.0%    13.3%   160
Q209    10.7%   8.5%    13.4%   187
Q309    14.0%   9.8%    17.5%   200
Q409    22.1%   13.0%   27.6%   522
Q110    24.0%   13.7%   30.0%   370
Q210    28.2%   17.0%   35.3%   363
Q310    22.8%   14.7%   28.5%   267
Q410    31.4%   20.6%   39.3%   800
Q111    32.4%   19.7%   40.5%   407
Q211    34.7%   21.7%   43.4%   397
Q311    34.6%   24.2%   43.3%   422
Q411    43.4%   27.0%   54.3%   925
Q112    36.2%   23.8%   45.3%   479
Q212    38.6%   22.9%   48.3%   144

Cool :



Quote:
Originally Posted by bruceames@HDF View Post

Here is the same table with the (weighted) yearly totals as well. Again, notice how the top 20 revenue share as almost exactly double the overall share, and that the top 20 unit share is very consistently about 1.58 times the overall revenue share.

Therefore, according to this remarkably consistent ratio trend, for every 1.58 percent that the T20 market share rises, the overall share rises 1 percent. Doing the math then, if the OD top 20 were maxed out at 100 percent Blu-ray, then the overall BD revenue share (as reported by HMM or DEG) would still only be 63 percent.

Code:
Year    T20units TotRev T20rev  Revenue
Q109    10.6%   7.0%    13.3%   $160
Q209    10.7%   8.5%    13.4%   $187
Q309    14.0%   9.8%    17.5%   $200
Q409    22.1%   13.0%   27.6%   $522
2009Tot    16.9%   10.7%   21.1%   $1,069

Q110    24.0%   13.7%   30.0%   $370
Q210    28.2%   17.0%   35.3%   $363
Q310    22.8%   14.7%   28.5%   $267
Q410    31.4%   20.6%   39.3%   $800
2010Tot    28.0%   17.6%   35.0%   $1,800

Q111    32.4%   19.7%   40.5%   $407
Q211    34.7%   21.7%   43.4%   $397
Q311    34.6%   24.2%   43.3%   $422
Q411    43.4%   27.0%   54.3%   $925
2011Tot    38.0%   24.1%   47.5%   $2,151

Q112    36.2%   23.8%   45.3%   $479
Q212    38.6%   22.9%   48.3%   $144

http://www.highdefforum.com/1255704-post2935.html
post #11516 of 11556
These have not been updated for a few weeks, but these are my matching marketshare trend charts.



post #11517 of 11556
HMM Nielsen Videoscan First Alert Sales Report Week Ending 05/13/12

Quote:


Sony Tops Disc Charts With 'Vow,' 'Underworld: Awakening'

16 May, 2012
By: Thomas K. Arnold


The Vow

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment scored big on the national home video sales and rental charts the week ended May 13.

The romantic drama The Vow, fresh off a $125 million theatrical run, debuted at No. 1 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Home Media Magazine’s rental chart.

Another Sony title, Underworld: Awakening, topped Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart its first week in stores — with The Vow a close second.

The latest entry in the “Underworld” horror franchise, which earned $62.3 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2 on the first alert and rental charts, giving Sony the two top spots on all three charts.

Meanwhile, demand for Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol remained strong nearly a month after the action hit’s disc release. In its fourth week in stores, the film remained in the top five on all three charts — and on First Alert even rose back up to No. 3 from No. 5 the previous week.

Of the three titles, Ghost Protocol had the highest percentage of sales from the Blu-ray Disc version — 57% — followed closely by Underworld: Awakening (56%). The Vow, in contrast, generated just 24% of its total unit sales from Blu-ray Disc.


The previous week’s top overall disc seller, Warner’s Joyful Noise, slipped to No. 5 on First Alert, right behind Paramount’s Ghost Protocol at No. 3 and Thor at No. 4. Lionsgate’s Haywire, the prior week’s top Blu-ray seller and rental, slipped to No. 7 on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc sales chart and No. 3 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart.


Related Links :
Top 20 Sellers for the Week Ended 05/13/12

Top 20 Rentals for the Week Ended 05/13/12

Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 05/13/12

Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for the Week Ended 05/13/12



http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...wakening-27273









post #11518 of 11556
Charts and graphs for this new week ending 05/13/12 will be up sometime tomorrow.
post #11519 of 11556
HMM Nielsen Videoscan First Alert Sales Report Graphs Week Ending 05/06/12












post #11520 of 11556
Merchandising Week Ending 05/20/12


Quote:


A 'Devil' of a Blu-ray Deal

15 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Paramount Home Media Distribution has given Best Buy a number of exclusive Blu-rays of its catalog titles in recent months, such as the May 15 release of Road Trip in HD.

But an exclusive on the Blu-ray for a new theatrical title is much more unusual. Yet that’s the case with The Devil Inside, an early 2012 horror title with a modest box office cume for which the Blu-ray is available only at Best Buy, at $22.99. (Contrast this with Target, which didn't bother advertising the DVD version in its weekly ad circular.)

Best Buy also had a promotion to get $10 Fandango cash to see Battleship or Snow White & the Huntsman with purchase of the Blu-rays for The Kingdom ($7.99), Jarhead, The Mummy or The Scorpion King ($9.99 each). Furthermore, buyers could get a $10 Best Buy gift card with the purchase of any three TV DVD or Blu-ray titles at $14.99 or higher each.

Walmart offered the DVD of The Devil Inside at $14.96 with a bonus digital rental from its Vudu movie-streaming service.

Target offered a promotion touting USA Network shows on DVD, such as “Covert Affairs” and “White Collar.” The chain also had an exclusive DVD of Men in Black: The Animated Series — Season One at $14.99, which includes a $10 coupon for a ticket for the upcoming Men in Black 3.




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