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Weekend Fix: This Is It Takes #1 At The Box Office; Paranormal Activity Continues Its Rampage

November 2, 2009
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A Double Dose Of DVD Sales Charts; State Of Play… Eh, But Heroes Flies High

September 15, 2009

Somehow I missed last week’s edition of The-Numbers‘ DVD Sales Chart, but never fear, we’ve got two weeks worth of DVD Sales Charts along with my DVD Sales Notes today.  Take a look:

DVD Sales Notes:

State of Play, the star-studded political thriller with Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck that failed to take off at the box office (it earned $37 million) didn’t make a huge splash in its first week on the home market.  Sure, it earned a number one debut with 344,745 units sold, but it was a very slow week for DVD Sales, and its $5.5 million worth of sales was actually third in terms of pure dollars for the week.

-Sci-Fi television on DVD is a hot commodity right now.  Heroes – Season Three had the best total sales this week with about $11.1 million.  Supernatural – The Complete Fourth Season was not far behind with $8.7 million.  Both grosses are solid starts for the DVD sets.  Still, neither of these feats can even touch True Blood: The Complete First Season, which increased by 44.8% and 11.9% over the past two weeks, as the second season drew to a close on TV.   Thus far, the set has sold about 1.49 million copies for a $51.9 million total!  These sci-fi successes bode well for the releases of CW’s Vampire Diaries (which is already a success), and ABC’s FlashForward and V.  As Star Trek proved this Summer, science fiction is in a very profitable place right now.

-TV comedies, however, did not fare so well.  Two And A Half Men – The Complete Sixth Season found $2.4 million, which, in my opinion, is $2.4 million too much.  That show is awfulDesperate Housewives – The Complete Fifth Season sold fewer copies, though it was more expensive, and it grossed $2.9 million.  Comedies are palatable and widely accessible, but they don’t have the fanboys!

Hannah Montana The Movie continues its solid run, and with almost 2 million units sold, it’s raked in a terrific $33.2 million  for Disney thus far.  But then, does this surprise you?

Bring It On: Fight To The Finish sold 254,456 copies for sales of $4.3 million, proving that there is still an audience for these direct-to-DVD spinoffs about cheerleading.  With a few more weeks of solid sales and an inevitable MTV deal down the road, why not keep pumping out these pictures and finding a small profit?

Both charts are below:

Top DVD Sales for the Week Ending September 6, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 State of Play 344,745 -.-% 344,745 $5,512,473 $5,512,473 1
2 Heroes – Season Three 296,170 -.-% 296,170 $11,103,413 $11,103,413 1
3 Hannah Montana The Movie 269,349 -41.4% 1,961,734 $4,710,914 $33,240,346 3
4 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 254,456 -.-% 254,456 $4,323,207 $4,323,207 1
5 Supernatural – The Complete Fourth Season 238,081 -.-% 238,081 $8,670,910 $8,670,910 1
6 Disney Nature Earth 206,192 -.-% 206,192 $3,503,202 $3,503,202 1
7 Two and a Half Men – The Complete Sixth Season 100,493 -.-% 100,493 $2,360,581 $2,360,581 1
8 Fighting 95,563 -66.0% 376,277 $1,910,304 $6,398,921 2
9 House, M.D. – Season Five 92,909 -63.1% 344,895 $3,702,424 $10,503,526 2
10 Duplicity 90,944 -66.3% 360,764 $1,648,815 $5,963,237 2
11 I Love You, Man 82,497 -29.8% 1,086,833 $1,513,820 $18,321,055 4
12 The Last House on the Left 80,670 -43.7% 565,703 $1,733,598 $11,644,391 3
13 Fast And Furious 78,671 -6.8% 2,660,318 $1,191,622 $44,163,257 6
14 Desperate Housewives – The Complete Fifth Season 78,085 -.-% 78,085 $2,927,407 $2,927,407 1
15 Adventureland 77,912 -57.0% 258,972 $1,518,505 $4,813,797 2
16 17 Again 72,396 -32.1% 1,037,072 $1,429,770 $18,939,841 4
17 NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season 70,537 -50.6% 213,261 $2,503,358 $7,568,633 2
18 Race to Witch Mountain 64,260 -7.6% 1,273,354 $1,242,062 $22,655,408 5
19 True Blood: The Complete First Season 62,123 11.9% 1,490,665 $2,164,987 $51,938,565 16
20 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 57,331 -46.1% 461,276 $1,989,386 $11,127,154 3
21 Watchmen 56,814 1.9% 2,103,190 $1,218,592 $44,027,040 7
22 Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season 55,435 -73.1% 261,776 $2,022,823 $9,552,206 2
23 Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas 53,367 -.-% 53,367 $540,608 $540,608 1
24 Obsessed 53,076 5.8% 920,387 $928,299 $15,443,049 5
25 Coraline 46,299 -12.9% 1,768,351 $909,697 $32,775,990 7
26 The Soloist 44,072 -25.7% 448,142 $717,492 $7,577,465 5
27 Sunshine Cleaning 39,000 -64.9% 150,146 $821,340 $2,773,064 2
28 One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season 38,943 -68.3% 161,948 $1,401,559 $5,828,509 2
29 Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season 34,716 -68.3% 144,299 $902,269 $3,750,331 2
30 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 31,512 -37.0% 171,732 $1,008,069 $5,493,707 3
Top DVD Sales for the Week Ending September 30, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 Hannah Montana The Movie 459,660 -62.7% 1,692,385 $7,942,925 $28,529,432 2
2 Fighting 280,714 -.-% 280,714 $4,488,617 $4,488,617 1
3 Duplicity 269,820 -.-% 269,820 $4,314,422 $4,314,422 1
4 House, M.D. – Season Five 251,986 -.-% 251,986 $6,801,102 $6,801,102 1
5 Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season 206,341 -.-% 206,341 $7,529,383 $7,529,383 1
6 Adventureland 181,060 -.-% 181,060 $3,295,292 $3,295,292 1
7 The Last House on the Left 143,322 -58.1% 485,033 $3,079,990 $9,910,793 2
8 NCIS: The Complete Sixth Season 142,724 -.-% 142,724 $5,065,275 $5,065,275 1
9 One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season 123,005 -.-% 123,005 $4,426,950 $4,426,950 1
10 I Love You, Man 117,535 -44.4% 1,004,336 $2,114,455 $16,807,235 3
11 Sunshine Cleaning 111,146 -.-% 111,146 $1,951,724 $1,951,724 1
12 Scrubs: The Complete Eighth Season 109,583 -.-% 109,583 $2,848,062 $2,848,062 1
13 17 Again 106,641 -40.4% 964,676 $2,081,462 $17,510,070 3
14 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 106,365 -64.3% 403,945 $3,061,185 $9,137,768 2
15 WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW 87,565 -.-% 87,565 $2,056,902 $2,056,902 1
16 Fast & Furious 84,394 -18.2% 2,581,647 $1,315,112 $42,971,635 5
17 Race to Witch Mountain 69,547 -31.5% 1,209,094 $1,309,396 $21,413,346 4
18 The Simpsons – The Complete Twelfth Season 60,813 -63.5% 227,601 $1,945,408 $7,280,956 2
19 The Soloist 59,305 2.4% 404,070 $939,984 $6,859,973 4
20 Corpse Bride, The 58,423 37.4% $514,707 187
21 Watchmen 55,757 -9.9% 2,046,376 $1,276,869 $42,808,448 6
22 True Blood: The Complete First Season 55,527 44.8% 1,428,542 $1,942,890 $49,773,578 15
23 Coraline 53,183 -20.7% 1,722,052 $1,028,086 $31,866,294 6
24 Obsessed 50,149 -29.1% 867,311 $877,106 $14,514,750 4
25 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 49,985 -44.6% 140,220 $1,599,020 $4,485,638 2
26 Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Series 43,380 -58.4% 147,669 $1,626,316 $5,409,921 2
27 Twilight 34,206 0.2% 9,123,018 $544,560 $163,775,902 23
28 Knowing 30,584 -11.1% 1,406,774 $471,605 $21,136,515 8
29 Push 29,776 -.-% 860,784 $459,146 $13,685,313 8
30 The Haunting in Connecticut 27,939 -6.0% 826,655 $476,377 $16,386,518 7

Friday Estimates: Beyonce In Obsessed Earns $11 Million On Opening Day!

April 25, 2009

Steve Mason just posted Friday Estimates over at Big Hollywood, and I gotta say, this weekend is so Beyonce! Indeed, even I, who certainly had the highest weekend prediction among analysts of $20 million, undercut Obsessed, which earned a crazy good $11 million on Friday. The Era Of Easy Entertainment is real, people! It should be headed to a $26 million weekend, and an easy first place.

Everything else sort of failed to break out, and there will be lots of films in the $8-11 million range this weekend. Here are Mason’s estimates:

Exclusive Steve Mason Early Friday Estimates
1. Obsessed – $11M, $4,375 PTA, $11M cume
2.
Fighting – $3.72M, $1,610 PTA, $3.72M cume
3. 17 Again – $3.61M, $1,109 PTA, $31.91M cume
4.
The Soloist – $3.43M, $1,695 PTA, $3.43M cume
5. Earth – $2.61M, $1,447 PTA, $9.39M cume
6.
State of Play – $2.58M, $1,029 PTA, $22.12M cume
7.
Hannah Montana: The Movie – $2.21M, $685 PTA, $61.41M cume
8.
Fast & Furious – $1.86M, $524 PTA, $5.79M cume
9.
Monsters vs. Aliens – $1.8M, $536 PTA, $168.09M cume
10. Crank: High Voltage – $1M, $450 PTA, $10.11M cume

Hannah Montana Vs. The Jonas Brothers: Disney Channel’s Box Office Battle Royale!

January 13, 2009

Last week, The Walt Disney Company released trailers for two of their highly anticipated spring features. Highly anticipated, that is, if you are a 8-14 year-old girl. Disney has long been in the business of grooming (programming?) an army of massively marketable pop star sensations, but their two biggest success stories come from Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana and The Jonas Brothers. For the last year, it seems like everything that these kids touch turns into gold, and Disney is wisely striking while the iron is hot, before the tweens move onto the next pop star on the production line.

After the incredible success of 2008’s Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert Tour 3-D, which grossed an amazing $65 million, Disney is giving the Jonas Brothers pretty much the exact same treatment, and on February 27, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience will debut. It’s fascinating how quickly The Jonas Brothers have taken over the tween set, considering just one year ago they were the opening act of the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus…Tour 3-D. I’d be willing to bet that Disney plans on giving Demi Lovato (who opens for The Jonas Brothers in this film) her own 3D movie in the near future. Here’s the trailer:

Then in April, Miley Cyrus will return to the big screen, but this time, it’s not exactly a concert movie. Giving the wildly popular television show the film treatment, Disney will open Hannah Montana The Movie on April 1o, 2009. Disney successfully did this once before in 2003 with the Hilary Duff vehicle, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which earned a solid $42 million, but served mostly as a merchandising platform and star-showcase for Miss Duff, who went on to sell millions of records and start a girls fashion line. Hannah Montana The Movie will tell the deep story of the fictional pop star having to move from Hollywood back to her home in Tennessee. The trailer for the film is below. (Watch for the hilarious moment at the end of the trailer, when some random, deep-voiced cowboy encourages you to see the film! )

Here’s what I want to know: Which of these films will earn more? I’m going to give the edge to Hannah Montana The Movie, mostly because Miley Cyrus has established herself as a family fixture for longer than the JoBros, and parents will be more willing to sit through an actual scripted movie, rather than just a concert film. But will either of them be able to outgross Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert Tour 3-D? Hmm. This is tough, but I actually don’t think so. Best Of Both Worlds benefited from hefty $15 tickets across the country, and unless Disney pulls a similar stunt this time around, I think the $65 million total will be tough to match. Plus, I think Miley may have already hit her peak last year. I want to hear from you all though! Which film do you think will earn the most? Comment away!

Also, Tyra Banks managed to capture a role, and Taylor Swift is pimping herself out to Disney! You see her in both trailers! She’s trying to play both sides of the fence here, but Taylor, you’ve got to choose: Jonas Brothers or Miley Cyrus- you can’t have it both ways! And why has Disney decided to drop the hyphen in 3D?