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Home Market Numbers: Blu-ray and DVD Headed in Different Directions

February 9th, 2015

New releases helped the overall Blu-ray sales grow this past weekend. Lucy, The Boxtrolls, and Annabelle were the big trio and they helped the overall Blu-ray numbers grow to 1.11 million units / $23.82 million. This was week-to-week growth of 40% in terms units and 41% in terms of revenue, which is excellent for one weeks growth. Compared to last year, Blu-ray sold 41% more units and generated 35% more revenue. This helped the overall Blu-ray share grow to 44%.

The DVD sales were softer at 1.42 million units / $20.52 million for the week. That was 0.3% lower / 12% lower than last week. Worse still, this was 14% / 26% lower than the same week last year.

Next week's new releases include Fury, The Book of Life, and others. Overall, they look about as strong as this past week did. Likewise, last year's new releases included Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The overall market seems stronger this year, so perhaps that will help carry 2015 to victory.


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Filed under: Video Sales, The Boxtrolls, The Book of Life, Fury, Lucy, Annabelle