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DVD Sales: Wolverine And Barbie Lead Chart (and this is the second Barbie headline in one week…)

September 30, 2009

Apologies for the delay, but the hard drive on my computer decided to enter meltdown mode this week, and I have been rendered laptop-less (that sounds like a computer strip club) for the week. Trust me, it’s frustrating. Anyway, there will be no Wednesday List this week, but I have managed to find enough time on a public computer to give you guys my DVD Sales Notes for the week. Keep reading for the Chart and my notes.

DVD Sales Notes

-It’s about time we had a massive debut on the DVD Sales Chart!  X-Men Origins: Wolverine blasted out of the gate with 2.4 million units sold in its first week, and $40.2 million in sales!  Both the DVD market and the X-Men franchise needed a huge success like this.

-Go Barbie!  First you get your own live-action adaptation deal.  Then, you go and have another solid debut in your direct-to-DVD franchise that has proven extremely lucrative for Mattel.  With 399,420 units and $5.6 million in sales, Barbie And The Three Musketeers is off to a solid start.

-Continuing the inexplicable trend of releasing TV shows on DVD right after the new season debuts, instead of releasing them beforehand and allowing viewers to catch up, three more shows had strong debuts on the home market this week.  Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season found $9.5 million.  The bawdy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 4 nabbed $5.1 million.  And the breakout hit of the moment The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season found $4.5 million, which is pretty great for a traditional sitcom.  I would be willing to bet that The Big Bang Theory gets the post-Super Bowl slot this year.

-Patrick Swayze’s death = $9.5 million for a re-release of Dirty Dancing.

Top DVD Sales for the Week Ending September 20, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week % Chg Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2,423,662 -.-% 2,423,662 $40,196,919 $40,196,919 1
2 Barbie and the Three Musketeers 399,420 -.-% 399,420 $5,643,805 $5,643,805 1
3 Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Fifth Season 259,089 -.-% 259,089 $9,472,294 $9,472,294 1
4 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 4 201,406 -.-% 201,406 $5,067,375 $5,067,375 1
5 The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season 156,084 -.-% 156,084 $4,524,875 $4,524,875 1
6 The Office – Season Five 149,782 -65.9% 588,548 $4,920,339 $19,895,422 2
7 Crank 2: High Voltage 118,517 -61.2% 424,074 $2,228,748 $7,573,826 2
8 Hannah Montana The Movie 104,945 -33.1% 2,231,310 $1,970,867 $38,201,979 5
9 Next Day Air 102,279 -.-% 102,279 $2,044,557 $2,044,557 1
10 X-Men, Volume 3 81,435 -.-% 81,435 $1,424,298 $1,424,298 1
11 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn 76,588 -.-% 76,588 $1,148,054 $1,148,054 1
12 X-Men, Volume 4 75,861 -.-% 75,861 $1,326,809 $1,326,809 1
13 Dirty Dancing – 20th Anniversary Edition 68,280 -.-% 822,349 $506,638 $9,037,337 124
14 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 56,471 44.8% 558,490 $1,491,964 $14,036,020 5
15 State of Play 54,775 -47.1% 513,428 $1,094,952 $8,746,439 3
16 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Clone Commandos 52,593 -.-% 52,593 $525,404 $525,404 1
17 Fringe: The Complete First Season 52,351 -53.0% 163,710 $1,861,602 $6,013,065 2
18 Heroes – Season Three 50,170 -45.6% 447,279 $1,870,338 $16,757,954 3
19 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 47,504 -55.3% 415,629 $854,597 $7,397,149 3
20 Fighting 46,176 15.4% 464,867 $923,058 $8,169,835 4
21 Coraline 45,565 -22.8% 1,874,377 $788,548 $34,611,570 9
22 Disney Nature Earth 43,384 -43.6% 332,500 $858,136 $5,918,749 3
23 Fast And Furious 43,141 -31.0% 2,768,154 $656,188 $45,801,217 8
24 Race to Witch Mountain 42,656 -9.4% 1,365,038 $859,907 $24,532,090 7
25 True Blood: The Complete First Season 40,233 -15.9% 1,580,074 $1,361,887 $54,997,018 18
26 I Love You, Man 39,204 -26.9% 1,181,764 $778,199 $20,171,708 6
27 Duplicity 38,989 -0.2% 441,310 $779,390 $7,563,221 4
28 WWE: The Best of Smackdown – 10th Anniversary 1999-2009 37,809 -.-% 37,809 $755,802 $755,802 1
29 17 Again 26,211 -41.1% 1,109,613 $526,141 $20,393,117 6
30 Obsessed 26,002 -18.5% 979,910 $501,319 $16,542,139 7
All numbers compiled by The-Numbers

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