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This thread is intended to be used as a master thread for reference and discussion for all the weekly sales reports from Home Media Magazine, Nielsen Videoscan, The-Numbers or any other sources of weekly sales information.


Note that The-Numbers, Nielsen Videoscan first alert as reported by Home Media Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter, Rentrak and many other sources use a Monday-Sunday reporting week while the weekly revenue and unit sales figures published by Home Media Magazine (HMM) each week is offset a day with a Sunday-Saturday reporting week. With new releases coming usually on Tuesday and major releases sometimes on Friday that results in a slight reporting period offset where major releases get one less day of sales (Sunday) in the HMM revenue and unit sales data for the entire format sales figures each week for Blu-ray and DVD and some of the impact of the hot new releases is spread into the next HMM reporting week.


Also note that Home Media Magazine and The-Numbers weekly sales data are also estimates and have inherent reporting errors and assumptions. Even when they may differ in magnitude in the estimates or may be biased in their methodology, especially on a weekly or short term basis their general trends over the time are more consistent and more accurate. The-Numbers in particular is designed to be more accurate in the cumulative long term numbers and may have initial weekly sales estimates that may have issues. But The-Numbers data is the only routine weekly unit and revenues estimate available that is openly available and is free from Non-Disclosure requirements from data aggregators.


Also keep in mind that Walmart sales data is not currently available to Nielsen Videoscan and is not a part of their reporting and must be estimated by The-Numbers and other data sources. Walmart sales estimates are generally easier to do for unit sales than revenues generated and estimates for high volume titles have more error in the estimates from The-Numbers and HMM..


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Information of when the various sales report data for each week generally becomes available


This sub forum will include complete sets of the routine weekly reports that we have each week from various data sources.


Subsequent weeks will have additional reports filled in as the data arrives as time moves on.



Normally we have the weekly reports arriving in this sequence:



  • Initial upcoming release announcements (DVD Release Report and other sources for release dates).
  • HMM merchandising report for the upcoming week. (Weekend at the end of the of the Mon-Sun reported week).
  • HMM Sales Projection (Weekend at the end of the of the reported Mon-Sun week).
  • New to domestic Blu-ray-week ending list (Tue or Wed after the reporting week ends)
  • HMM Reported Nielsen Videoscan first alert Report narrative and links to data (Wed after the Mon-Sun reporting week ends)
  • Charts and Graphs (As soon as I have time to create them, Wed or Thurs usually)
  • HMM Revenue and Unit Sales Estimates (Mon-Tues of following week - one day offset Sun-Sat reporting period)
  • The-Numbers Top 10 Blu-ray and Top 30 DVD Unit Sales and Revenue Weekly Estimate and Cumulative Sales Estimate (Mon-Wed of following week - Mon-Sat reporting period)







So it takes two or three weeks to complete the data cycle for each week's data reporting from start to finish.


Thus at any time we will have multiple weeks in progress for discussion.
 

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Plenty of New-Year Savings

4 Jan, 2012

By: John Latchem



The arrival of the new year means retailers are clearing out their shelves with bargains on DVDs and Blu-rays, and some good news for those looking to shed the holiday pounds.


Target offered a selection of fitness DVDs at $9 each, while Best Buy had fitness DVDs at $7.99 each.


Best Buy offered a one-day sale on New Year’s Day, with Blu-ray combo packs of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and X-Men: First Class at $9.99 each, and Smallville: The Complete Series at $189.99.


Fans of “Justified” could get a free T-shirt with the show’s logo at Best Buy with the purchase of the season two DVD ($19.99) or Blu-ray ($24.99), and a $10 savings when both seasons of the show are purchased together.


Target’s big sale focused on a $15 price point for TV DVD sets or a selection of recent Blu-ray releases Marley & Me: The Puppy Years expanded beyond a Walmart exclusive, with Best Buy offering the direct-to-video spinoff at $4.99 for the DVD and $7.99 for the Blu-ray, while Target had the DVD at $9.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/agent-dvd-insider/plenty-new-year-savings


Week Ending 01/08/12


No Projections Report Published Due to Holiday



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New to domestic Blu-ray-week ending 1/8/12: 18 titles


New Theatrical: 7

Theatrical Catalog: 3

Other: 6
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[CODE][B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New theatrical: 7 / 134.3M TBO[/B]
Contagion                                   2011    1/3/12   6.9   84    75.7   Warner
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark                 2011    1/3/12   5.8   59    24.0   Sony
Shark Night 3D                              2011    1/3/12   4.0   15    18.9   Fox
I Don't Know How She Does It                2011    1/3/12   4.2   17     9.7   Anchor Bay
The Guard                                   2011    1/3/12   7.4   95     5.3   Sony
The Last Lions                              2011    1/3/12   7.9   87     0.6   Virgil Films
Puncture                                    2011    1/3/12   6.9   53     0.1   Millennium


[B]Theatrical Catalog 3 (2 from major studios)[/B]
She's All That                              1999    1/3/12   5.5   39    63.3   Lionsgate
Serendipity                                 2001    1/3/12   6.7   58    50.3   Lionsgate
Proof                                       2005    1/3/12   6.8   63     7.5   Echo Bridge


[B]TV/DTV movies: 1[/B]
Ice Quake                                   2010    1/3/12   4.2          TVM   Anchor Bay


[B]TV Series: 3[/B]                               [B] Year  Released  IMDB  Min    Type   [/B]
Mildred Pierce                              2011    1/3/12   7.9  336     MIS   HBO
Justified: The Complete Second Season       2011    1/3/12   8.8  546     TVS   Sony
Sekirei: Pure Engagement, Complete Series   2010    1/3/12   8.1  350     ANE   FUNimation 
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Year to date (after week 1):


2012 total releases: 18

2011 total releases: 30

2012 New Theatrical: 7 / 134.3M TBO

2011 New Theatrical: 6 / 157.7M TBO

2012 Theatrical Catalog*: 3 total / 2 major studios

2011 Theatrical Catalog*: 15 total / 15 major studios


Historical Totals: (2011 and earlier)

Total releases since launch: 53812011 total releases: 1773

2010 total releases: 1355

2009 total releases: 1093

2008 total releases: 706

2007 total releases: 296

2006 total releases: 140

Total new theatrical releases since launch: 1215


2011 New Theatrical: 370 / 9965.2M TBO**

2010 New Theatrical: 307 / 10833.3M TBO**

2009 New Theatrical: 233 / 9726.1M TBO**

2008 New Theatrical: 170 / 8525.7M TBO**

2007 New Theatrical: 93 / 6136.2M TBO**

2006 New Theatrical: 35 / 2205.3M TBO**

Total theatrical Catalog releases since launch: 1774 / 1238 major studios (69.8%)


2011 Theatrical Catalog*: 580 total / 302 major studios (52.1%)

2010 Theatrical Catalog*: 354 total / 222 major studios (62.7%)

2009 Theatrical Catalog*: 366 total / 290 major studios (79.2%)

2008 Theatrical Catalog*: 240 total / 207 major studios (86.3%)

2007 Theatrical Catalog*: 146 total / 133 major studios (91.1%)

2006 Theatrical Catalog*: 85 total / 82 major studios (96.5%)

* = 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 1/9/11: 30

New Theatrical: 6

Theatrical Catalog: 11

Other: 14
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[CODE][B]Title                                       Year  Released  IMDB   RT BoxOffice Studio[/B]
[B]New Theatrical: 6 / 157.7M TBO[/B]
Dinner For Schmucks                         2010    1/4/11   6.1   44    73.0   Dreamworks
The Last Exorcism                           2010    1/4/11   5.9   72    41.0   Lionsgate
Machete                                     2010    1/4/11   7.4   75    26.6   Fox
Case 39                                     2009    1/4/11   6.1   22    13.3   Paramount
Catfish                                     2010    1/4/11   7.0   78     3.2   Universal
Howl                                        2010    1/4/11   6.7   57     0.6   Oscilloscope Pictures



[B]Theatrical Catalog: 15 (15 from major studios) [/B]
Backdraft                                   1991    1/4/11   6.6   72    77.9   Universal
El Mariachi                                 1992    1/4/11   7.0   92           Sony
A Walk in the Clouds                        1995    1/4/11   6.3   43    50.0   Fox
Desperado                                   1995    1/4/11   7.1   61    25.6   Sony
Ever After                                  1998    1/4/11   6.9   90    65.7   Fox
Hope Floats                                 1998    1/4/11   5.4   23    60.1   Fox
My Dog Skip                                 2000    1/4/11   6.9   73    34.1   Warner
Once Upon a Time.in Mexico                  2003    1/4/11   6.2   68    56.4   Sony
Crazy Eights                                2006    1/4/11   4.0                Lionsgate
Gravedancers                                2006    1/4/11   5.7  100           Lionsgate
Wicked Little Things                        2006    1/4/11   5.0                Lionsgate
Borderland                                  2007    1/4/11   5.7  100           Lionsgate
The Broken                                  2008    1/4/11   5.5                Lionsgate
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations         2009    1/4/11   5.8                Lionsgate
Zombies of Mass Destruction                 2009    1/4/11   5.1   60           Lionsgate


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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.



hat tip bruceames original here





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‘Contagion’ Infects Sales Charts; ‘Hangover’ Rises to Top Rentals



11 Jan, 2012

By: Thomas K. Arnold




Contagion


Warner Home Video snagged the top four spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ended Jan. 8, with the newly released Contagion debuting at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart.


Three previous releases followed: The Hangover Part II at No. 2, Dolphin Tale at No. 3 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 at No. 4.


The prior week’s top seller, 20th Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, slipped back to No. 5 its fourth week, selling about 31% as many copies as Contagion.


Contagion also topped Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week, followed at No. 2 by Hangover and No. 3 by Harry Potter. Rise of the Planets of the Apes, the top-selling Blu-ray disc of the previous week, slipped to No. 6.


Contagion generated 40% of its first-week unit sales from Blu-ray Disc. On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, Hangover moved up to No. 1 now that its holdback from rental outlets such as Netflix and Redbox has ended. Universal Studios’ Cowboys & Aliens, also now available at those two rental channels, shot up to No. 2 from No. 56, while 20th Century Fox’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins, also off its holdback, soared to No. 3 from No. 63.


Sony Pictures’ Columbiana, the previous week’s top rental, slipped to No. 4.


Another Sony release, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, was the week’s highest-charting new release, debuting on the rental chart at No. 6.



Related Links :
Top 20 Sellers for the Week Ended 01/08/12

Top 20 Rentals for the Week Ended 01/08/12

Top 20 Selling Blu-ray Discs for the Week Ended 01/08/12

Top 20 Blu-ray Market Share for the Week Ended 01/08/12
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/research/contagion-infects-sales-charts-hangover-rises-top-rentals-26104

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[CODE]Weekly Domestic Blu-ray Sales Chart for Week Ending January 8, 2012 

Rank Prev. Rank Title [B]Units this Week[/B]% Change Total units [B]Sales this Week[/B] Total Sales [B]Weeks in Release [/B]

1 (-) Contagion [B]274,119[/B] 274,119 [B]$ 4,931,401[/B] $ 4,931,401 [B]1[/B] 
2 6 The Hangover Part II [B]157,591[/B] +28.45% 1,760,492 [B]$ 2,281,918[/B] $ 29,395,263 [B]5[/B] 
3 3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [B]91,008[/B] -59.83% 4,805,681 [B]$ 1,455,210[/B] $ 100,783,441 [B]9[/B] 
4 (-) Transformers: Dark of the Moon [B]84,264[/B] 2,997,044 [B]$ 1,816,736[/B] $ 64,209,101 [B]15[/B] 
5 10 Cowboys and Aliens [B]82,455[/B] +0.19% 1,139,155 [B]$ 1,777,730[/B] $ 25,117,660 [B]5[/B] 
6 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes [B]79,577[/B] -79.59% 1,665,995 [B]$ 1,988,623[/B] $ 35,747,331 [B]4 [/B]
7 (-) Don't Be Afraid of the Dark [B]54,659[/B] 54,659 [B]$ 1,092,640[/B] $ 1,092,640 [B]1[/B] 
8 (-) X-Men: First Class [B]52,521[/B] 1,414,263 [B]$ 1,053,575[/B] $ 31,419,729 18 
9 (-) Justified: The Complete Second Season [B]51,863[/B] 51,863 [B]$ 1,425,723 [/B]$ 1,425,723 [B]1[/B] 
10 12 Warrior [B]51,726[/B] -32.27% 287,488 [B]$ 1,034,008[/B] $ 5,428,106 [B]3[/B]
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Blu-ray Sales: Overall Sales are in Remission


The Blu-ray sales chart was both busy and slow this week. On the one hand, there were five new releases that charted this week, including three in the top ten.


On the other hand, only one of those new releases, Contagion, did any significant business. It was able to sell 274,000 units while generating $4.93 million in revenue, giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 40%. That's a very good share for a drama, but its overall home market run is disappointing.


The Hangover II rose to second place with 158,000 units / $2.28 million for the week. After more than a month of release, the film has sold 1.76 million units and earned $29.40 million in revenue.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 remained in third place with 91,000 units / $1.46 million for the week, while it now has sold 4.81 million units and generating $100.78 million after two months of release.



Transformers: Dark of the Moon rose into fourth place, as if to emphasize how weak the new releases were. It added 82,000 units / $1.82 million to its totals, which now sit at just under 3.00 million units / $64.21 million. Cowboys and Aliens was right behind with 82,000 units / $1.78 million for the week and 1.14 million units / $25.12 million after a month.


The next best of the new releases was Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which placed seventh with 55,000 units / $1.09 million and an opening week Blu-ray share of 32%. That's a little low for a horror film, but acceptable.


Justified: Season Two debuted in ninth place with 52,000 units / $1.43 million. Normally, TV on DVD releases do quite poorly on high definition, but this release managed an opening week Blu-ray share of 28%, which is much better than the average TV on DVD release manages.


Further down the list we find Shark Night in 19th place with 34,000 units / $720,000. Its opening week Blu-ray share was just 30%, which was disappointing. Then again, it has been disappointing every step of its journey.


I Don't Know How She Does It was the final new release, which only managed 23rd place with 12,000 units / $257,000. Its opening week Blu-ray share was a miniscule 14%, which is bad, even given the genre and target audience.


The overall Blu-ray market was again terrible compared to last week falling 41% in terms of units and 40% in terms of dollars. Worse still, it was down from the same week last year, by significant margins of 7% and 18% respectively.


DVD sales hung on better compared to last week, but fell faster compared to last year.

This overall Blu-ray share slipped this week to 34% in terms of units and 38% in terms of dollars, but so far this has proven to be a bad time of year for high definition. The releases that come out tend to be secondary releases, as opposed to visually impressive blockbusters.

Next week, prominent Blu-ray releases include Moneyball, Boardwalk Empire and really that's it. Neither of these releases are what you would call prime releases for high definition, so odds are it will be another slow week.


The biggest hit of last year was The Social Network, which is a great movie, but not the kind that does well on high definition. It could be hard for 2012 to eke out a win.



- C.S.Strowbridge



Date posted: 2012-01-19


Movies

Contagion

The Hangover 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Cowboys and Aliens

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Shark Night 3D

I Don't Know How She Does It
http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=6943


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DVD Sales: New Releases are Spreading


There were five new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. This includes a new number one selling DVD, Contagion. The film sold 411,000 units during its first week of release generating $6.16 million. The Hangover II slipped to second place with 217,000 units / $2.15 million for the week giving it totals of 3.13 million units / $40.50 million after five. Thanks to a very strong hold, Dolphin Tale climbed to third place with 168,000 units / $2.51 million for the week. After three weeks of release, the film has sold 1.07 million units while generating $16.11 million in sales. The Help was right behind with 160,000 units / $2.71 million for the week and 3.58 million units / $61.28 million after five. Rounding out the top five was Rise of the Planet of the Apes at 148,000 units / $2.22 million for the week. After a month of release, it has sold 1.83 million units while earning $32.60 million in revenue.


Justified: Season Two just missed the top five with 135,000 units, while it was in third place in terms of dollars at $2.70 million. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark was one spot back in seventh place with 119,000 units / $2.01 million. Further down the list we find Shark Night in 13th place with 78,000 units / $1.17 million. I Don't Know How She Does It opened in 14th place with 75,000 units / $1.35 million.



- C.S.Strowbridge



Date posted: 2012-01-17


Movies

Contagion

The Hangover 2

Dolphin Tale

The Help

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Shark Night 3D

I Don't Know How She Does It
http://www.the-numbers.com/interactive/newsStory.php?newsID=6936
 

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