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Blu-ray Sales: Paddington Leads Parade of New Releases

May 27th, 2015

New releases took the top three spots on the Blu-ray sales chart, led by Paddington. The film sold 168,000 units and generated $3.35 million in sales. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 44%, which is amazing for a live action family film.

The Wedding Ringer was a distant second place with 64,000 units / 1.29 million for an opening week Blu-ray share of 39%. That's reasonable for a live action comedy. The Gambler struggled in theaters, but managed third place during its opening week on Blu-ray with 64,000 units / $1.09 million. Taken 3 fell from first to fourth with 61,000 units / $1.21 million over the week for two-week totals of 307,000 units / $6.11 million. The Boy Next Door came next with 53,000 units / $1.07 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 32%, which is below average for the market, but not surprising given its box office struggles.

Inherent Vice opened in seventh place with just under 20,000 units / $459,000. It never opened truly wide, so this opening is okay when you keep that in mind. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 46%, which is great for a drama. The only other new release to chart was The Barber, which placed 16th with 8,700 / $106,000 for the week, giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 48%. This is better than expected.


Filed under: Video Sales, The Barber, Paddington, The Boy Next Door, The Wedding Ringer, Inherent Vice, Taken 3, The Gambler