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Home Market Numbers: Numbers Bounce Back, but Can't Compete with Frozen

April 13th, 2015

The Blu-ray sales chart nearly bounced back entirely up 51% in terms of units and 75% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. Having a trio of $100 million hits, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Into the Woods, and Unbroken, enter the home market helps. The Blu-ray sales almost caught up to last year, with 11% fewer units sold, but 5.2% more revenue generated. Blu-rays were just a little stronger this week than DVD were and the overall Blu-ray rose a tiny bit to 45%.

DVD sales also grew dramatically up 40% in terms of units and 39% in terms of revenue, when compared to last week. It was still down when compared to last year, but not by as much as it was last week. There were 25% fewer units sold and 21% less revenue generated, which is still really bad for a year-over-year comparison.

The new releases next week are led by Interstellar, and really only Interstellar. It is not a deep week by any stretch of the definition of the word. There is some good news. This weekend last year the best new release was The Pirate Fairy, which barely beat out Anchorman: The Legend Continues. However, Frozen earned first place on both the Blu-ray sales chart and the DVD sales chart.


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Filed under: Video Releases, Interstellar, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Into the Woods, Unbroken