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DVD Sales - Origins On Top

October 7th, 2009

There were a ton of new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's sales chart; however, X-Men Origins - Wolverine remained in top spot with 595,000 units / $10.74 million over the week for a total of 3.02 million / $50.94 million after two. It is already in the top ten for the year. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past opened in second place with 505,000 units sold, which earned it $8.58 million in opening week sales. Observe and Report opened in third place with 206,000 units / $3.50 million, which is roughly what was expected given its theatrical run. Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins started the franchise with promising sales of $3.16 million from 165,000 units. Barbie and the Three Muskateers was the only other holdover in the top five earning fifth place with 138,000 units / $2.06 million for the week and 537,000 units / $7.71 million after two.

30 Rock - Season Three opened in 8th place with 84,000 units earning $2.64 million. Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season Two just missed the top ten during its opening week with 65,000 units earning $2.37 million in sales. Wallace and Gromit - A Matter of Loaf or Death opened in 13th place with 60,000 units / $595,000 in sales. Castle - Season One opened in 17th place with 53,000 units / $1.39 million. Dora the Explorer - Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom sold 52,000 units generating $772,000 in sales, which was enough for 19th place. The final new release to chart was The Mentalist - Season One, which landed in 24th place with 44,000 units and $1.63 million.

Blu-ray sales were down nearly 50% from last week to $13.7 million; however, that's still average for the year so far and 62.4% better than the same weekend last year. Compared to DVD, Blu-ray represented 10.1% of the total market and 15.1% of the top 20 comparison. The best selling release was still X-Men Origins - Wolverine, which added close to 200,000 units for the week and now has sold 1 million units in total. The best new release of the week was Star Trek - The Next Generation - Movie Collection, which sold close to 50,000 units, which is awesome for this time of release.


Filed under: Video Sales, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Observe and Report, Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins, Barbie and the Three Musketeers