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Home Market Numbers: Home Market Crashes Back to Earth

April 27th, 2015

Last week, the home market was boosted by Easter, but this week, the home market returned to Earth. It returned to Earth and crashed through the crust and halfway to the mantle. With no new releases in the top ten on the Blu-ray chart, while Interstellar had no legs on top. Overall, the Blu-ray market was down 66% in terms of units and 60% in terms of revenue when compared to last week. When compared to last year it was even worse down 66% in terms of both units and revenue. DVDs also fell, but were a lot stronger than Blu-ray were this week and the overall Blu-ray share slipped to 34%. That's really bad.

DVD sales were also much, much lower than last week, down 52% in terms of units and 50% in terms of revenue. The declines from last year were about the same, down 45% in terms of units and 50% in terms of revenue.

Next week's new releases are no better than this week's were. The Babadook is the best, while The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is the biggest. The new releases from last year had three first-run releases, including Ride Along, which earned more than $100 million at the box office. Additionally, this weekend last year was Easter weekend, so that lead to massive boosts in sales on both the Blu-ray sales chart and the DVD sales chart. 2015 is going to get destroyed on the year-over-year comparison.


Filed under: Video Sales, Interstellar, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, The Babadook