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Home Market Numbers: Blu-ray Bounces Back, But Winter Slump Continues

February 2nd, 2015

A couple of new releases, Gone Girl and A Walk Among the Tombstones, were able to take the top two spots on the Blu-ray sales chart and that helped the overall sales of Blu-ray grow 22% to 852,000 units and 21% to $17.92 million compared to last week. Unfortunately, this was 19% fewer units and 25% less revenue from the same week last year. This is less of an issue with the Blu-ray market and more of an issue with the weakness in the theatrical numbers. In fact, the overall Blu-ray share rose to 37% in terms of units and 43% in terms of revenue.

DVD sales were not as strong falling 5.0% to 1.44 million units, although revenue grew by 0.9% to $23.71 million when compared to last week. This was much weaker than the same weekend last year, as 30% fewer units where sold and 32% less revenue generated.

Next week's new releases will be led by Lucy, while The Box Trolls should be decent competition. Captain Phillips was the champion of last year's new releases and while I think Lucy will perform better, I'm not sure about the overall market.


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Filed under: Video Sales, The Boxtrolls, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Gone Girl, Lucy