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Home Market Numbers: Jurassic Eats Up the Competition

November 19th, 2015

Jurassic World

There were a handful of new releases for the week of October 20th that reached the top 30 on the combined DVD and Blu-ray chart for October 25th. However, only one of them really matters: Jurassic World. The film opened in first place, obviously, selling 2.34 million units and generating $54.58 million in total sales. Dollarwise, this is nearly as much as The Avengers: Age of Ultron has sold so far, while its units sold puts the film in ninth place for the year. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 66%, which was excellent, even with the high expectations summer blockbusters have.

San Andreas was well back with 161,000 units / $3.69 million for the week, giving it totals of 962,000 units / $20.11 million. Aladdin added 104,000 units / $2.37 million for the week, lifting its running tallies to 810,000 units / $16.29 million. It became the fifth film release in 2015 to sell 3 million units. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' rounded out the top five with 96,000 units / $3.12 million giving it an opening week Blu-ray share of 52%.

The Back to the Future Trilogy opened in seventh place with 72,000 units / $2.05 million. Most box sets like this never chart, unless there's a new release pushing sales, so this is a great start. Paper Towns earned eighth place during its debut with 58,000 units / $1.01 million. Its opening week Blu-ray share was 30%, which is on par with other releases in this genre.

Blu-ray sales were up across the board with great gains from last week and last year. Compared to last week, there were 27% more units sold, while the revenue was 55% higher. Compared to last year, there were 114% more units sold and 140% higher revenue. That's fantastic.

On the other hand, DVD sales were again soft with 14% less units sold and 12% lower revenue when compared to last week. Compared to last year, the overall DVD market was down 25%, both in terms of units and revenue.

Thanks in part to Jurassic World's excellent opening, the overall Blu-ray share rose to 48%, compared to 38% for last week and 24% for last year. A 48% overall Blu-ray share is better than the top 30 share usually is. This week, the top 30 share was 60%, which was well ahead of last week's (54%) and miles ahead of last year's (35%).

Next week, Jurassic World will likely lead the way again, as the new releases are really week. Worse still, this week last year, the new releases were led by Maleficent, which dominated the DVD, Blu-ray, and Combined charts. 2015 is going to lose in the year-over-year comparison.

- Combined Blu-ray and DVD Chart

Filed under: Video Sales, Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, San Andreas, Paper Towns, Doragon bôru Z: Fukkatsu no 'F', Back to the Future