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DVD Sales: Hannah Montana Rules The DVD Chart

September 9, 2009

The-Numbers has posted its weekly DVD Sales Chart, and Hannah Montana The Movie utterly dominated the competition.  Surprising?  Not really.  Keep reading for my DVD Sales Notes and the full chart:

DVD Sales Notes:

Hannah Montana The Movie got off to a great start, with a whopping 1.2 million units sold and $20.6 million in sales in its first week.  I’m not sure that Disney will ever strike gold again like they have with Miley Cyrus.  Hannah Montana is utterly pervasive.  Don’t believe me?  Take a walk through a Wal-Mart.

The Last House On The Left, a forgettable horror remake (I had to look it up just to remember what it was, and it came out in March!) debuted on the home market with a fairly good $6.8 million first week.  Generic horror films like this take almost no money to produce, and considering Last House only made $32.7 million in theaters, I’m sure Universal is pleased with this result.

-A few big TV-on-DVD stories this week.  Dexter – The Complete Third Season had a great start, selling almost 300,000 units, and earning a fantastic $6.1 million in its first week.  The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season, which found $5.3 million, Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Series, which earned $3.8 million, and Sons Of Anarchy – Season One, which grossed $2.9 million, all had more modest beginnings.  Still, all these shows pale in comparison to a show with perhaps the palest cast of them all: True Blood: The Complete First Season.  This DVD has sold an absolutely amazing 1.3 million copies and earned $47.1 million.  As a very recent convert to True Blood (I watched the entire first season in two days… very dirty but very addictive), I’m going to be honest: this makes me so happy!  Here’s the full chart:

DVD Sales Chart for the Week Ending August 23, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week % Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 Hannah Montana The Movie 1,232,725 -.-% 1,232,725 $20,586,508 $20,586,508 1
2 The Last House on the Left 341,711 -.-% 341,711 $6,830,803 $6,830,803 1
3 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 297,580 -.-% 297,580 $6,076,584 $6,076,584 1
4 I Love You, Man 211,289 -68.7% 886,801 $3,695,445 $14,692,780 2
5 17 Again 178,992 -73.6% 858,035 $3,403,300 $15,428,608 2
6 The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season 166,788 -.-% 166,788 $5,335,548 $5,335,548 1
7 Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Series 104,289 -.-% 104,289 $3,783,605 $3,783,605 1
8 Fast And Furious 103,179 -50.3% 2,497,253 $1,880,736 $41,656,523 4
9 Race to Witch Mountain 101,577 -63.1% 1,139,547 $1,870,327 $20,103,950 3
10 Pete’s Dragon 97,509 -.-% $1,900,450 449
11 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 90,235 -.-% 90,235 $2,886,618 $2,886,618 1
12 Obsessed 70,758 -65.6% 817,162 $1,237,557 $13,637,644 3
13 Coraline 67,060 -36.4% 1,668,869 $1,278,546 $30,838,208 5
14 Watchmen 61,883 -47.7% 1,990,619 $1,419,348 $41,531,579 5
15 The Soloist 57,938 -25.7% 344,765 $885,293 $5,919,989 3
16 Leap Frog: Let’s Go to School 45,611 -.-% 45,611 $569,681 $569,681 1
17 Corpse Bride, The 42,529 -11.7% $366,017 186
18 True Blood: The Complete First Season 38,338 -13.1% 1,352,942 $1,352,565 $47,098,225 14
19 Taken 38,091 10.2% 3,880,386 $605,083 $61,850,323 15
20 Gran Torino 36,735 -34.3% 3,573,261 $559,096 $54,489,786 11
21 Knowing 34,393 -15.2% 1,376,190 $513,144 $20,664,910 7
22 Twilight 34,146 -33.0% 9,088,812 $526,531 $163,231,342 22
23 Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 30,941 -10.8% $1,130,337 648
24 The Haunting in Connecticut 29,709 -36.2% 798,716 $479,607 $15,910,141 6
25 Miss March 22,206 -.-% 135,725 $332,868 $2,336,658 4
26 The Unborn 21,692 -.-% 506,588 $422,777 $9,147,053 7
27 Princess Protection Program 18,737 -56.8% 549,322 $365,184 $9,344,020 8
28 Family Guy – Volume 7 18,513 -60.0% 539,821 $378,035 $13,477,182 10
29 Fast And Furious 4-Movie Collection 18,385 -.-% 146,675 $762,794 $6,100,091 4
30 Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 17,365 -50.2% 283,775 $546,824 $8,998,563 4

Weekend Fix: Monsters vs. Aliens Is Huge, But Not Quite Out Of This World

March 29, 2009

Monsters Vs. Aliens had a $58 million weekend that the big wigs at Dreamworks have to be pleased with, but with just alright 69% positive reviews at RT, and animation that doesn’t look groundbreakingly amazing, this won’t be the blockbuster that everyone seemed to think it would be. It’s a slight victim of high expectations, but still, it should be a solid $200 million earner.

I might be more impressed by The Haunting In Connecticut, which came out of nowhere and earned $23 million this weekend. Whether we like it or not, horror is back, and it’s lucrative again! This kind of movie is Lionsgate’s bread and butter, and between this and Madea Goes To Jail ($88 million so far), the small studio is having a great Spring.

Here are the full results for the weekend:

Top 12 For March 27-29
# Movie Title 3-Day Gross % Change AVG. Total
1 Monsters Vs. Aliens $58,200,000 New $14,181 $58,200,000
2 The Haunting In Connecticut $23,010,000 New $8,422 $23,010,000
3 Knowing $14,705,000 -40% $4,407 $46,220,012
4 I Love You, Man $12,600,000 -29% $4,637 $37,007,000
5 Duplicity $7,556,470 -46% $2,930 $25,638,850
6 Race To Witch Mountain $5,637,000 -56% $1,725 $53,295,000
7 12 Rounds $5,300,000 New $2,274 $5,300,000
8 Watchmen $2,755,000 -59% $1,371 $103,296,000
9 Taken $2,700,000 -33% $1,377 $137,073,544
10 The Last House On The Left $2,611,160 -55% $1,160 $28,459,195
11 Sunshine Cleaning $1,344,000 100% $8,048 $2,547,697
12 Slumdog Millionaire $1,135,000 -58% $1,351 $139,311,581
All Numbers Provided By Exhibitor Relations Co.

"I Love You, Man" Trailer- I Already Love It!

December 17, 2008

Let me take a moment to thank Dreamworks for making I Love You, Man. This is definitely the new film atop my must-see list. Just look at the cast! Seriously, could it get any cooler?

It’s got the always great Paul Rudd, whose star continues to rise with his latest turn in Role Models. It’s got the hilarious Rashida Jones from “The Office”. It’s got Andy Samberg, “SNL” regular and star of Hot Rod, a terrible movie that I absolutely love. And then there is Jason Segel, who not only stars in my favorite show on TV, “How I Met Your Mother,” but also wrote the screenplay to the truly awesome Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It’s like the funniest people on TV decided to get together with Paul Rudd and make a movie. On top of all that, the film actually looks really good! It looks like a funnier, more clever, more artful spin on that gag-inducing MTV show, “Bromance”, that’s debuting in January. Here’s the trailer:

What do you all think? Is my gushing premature, or are you as excited about I Love You, Man as I am?