Finally! The paper from Hell is done, and I have a life again! Until Monday, when another paper is due…ugh, But don’t let me sit here and whine my whole day away- it’s time to get back to what I do best- being a numbers-obsessed blogger! This week, for about the fifth week running now, we’ve had a new DVD earn about $40 million, and these figures should stay strong through holiday season. This week, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra topped the DVD Sales Chart, which you can see in full, along with my DVD Sales Notes, below.
–G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, known mostly as a movie that blew stuff up every five seconds, blew up on the DVD Sales Chart this week, selling 2.5 million copies for $41 million in sales. This is a really great result for an action movie that made $150 million in theaters, and $300 million worldwide. With strong DVD sales like this, Paramount may just be convincing me that greenlighting a sequel for this wasn’t a terrible idea.
-What does this say about me? The Taking Of Pelham 123, which starred John Travolta and Denzel Washington, grossed $65 million in theaters, $14.2 million in its first week on DVD, and I could not remember what it was for the life of me. Meanwhile, Aliens in the Attic, which starred nobody but Ashley Tisdale, grossed $25 million in theaters, $5 million in its first week on DVD, and I knew exactly what it was…
-Disney is still working its magic Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure, which earned another $10.2 million this week, for $34.4 million overall.
-With New Moon coming on this Friday (What? You haven’t heard?), Twilight is back on the charts, trying its hardest to break the 10 million unit barrier by Christmas. This week, it got 149,284 copies closer to that goal, earning $2.9 million in the process.
–Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season One is the TV-on-DVD performer of the week. Cartoon Network’s big hit sold 156,630 units for $4.7 million in its first week, and I’m wondering how old the people are who are buying this DVD. Do you think its mainly kids or adults? I’m genuinely wondering.
Check out the full chart below:
|Rank||Title||Units this Week||Total Units||Sales this Week||Total Sales||Wks|
|1||G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra||2,538,577||2,538,577||$40,998,019||$40,998,019||1|
|2||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||974,814||3,482,051||$17,322,445||$59,168,230||2|
|3||The Taking of Pelham 123||919,727||919,727||$14,154,599||$14,154,599||1|
|4||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||791,782||7,564,163||$17,015,395||$170,718,052||3|
|5||Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure||636,167||2,152,795||$10,172,310||$34,423,192||2|
|6||Aliens in the Attic||306,914||306,914||$4,981,214||$4,981,214||1|
|8||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season One||156,630||156,630||$4,697,334||$4,697,334||1|
|9||Monsters vs. Aliens||154,092||3,888,366||$2,551,764||$67,612,008||6|
|12||I Love You, Beth Cooper||124,390||124,390||$2,113,386||$2,113,386||1|
|13||Family Guy – Volume 7||117,028||706,926||$2,397,904||$16,901,163||21|
|14||The Simpsons – The Complete Twelfth Season||105,859||420,282||$1,720,505||$11,903,326||12|
|15||Land of the Lost||105,605||804,830||$1,748,819||$13,149,697||4|
|16||24 – Season Seven||101,035||694,804||$2,373,312||$21,284,505||25|
|17||Hannah Montana The Movie||97,989||2,850,845||$1,468,855||$48,711,729||12|
|19||The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Second Season||93,674||385,723||$2,762,446||$11,279,403||8|
|20||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||92,658||3,951,721||$1,419,521||$66,785,312||8|
|21||Drag Me to Hell||88,850||632,612||$1,585,973||$11,132,721||4|
|22||Polar Express, The||88,089||–||$791,920||–||202|
|23||Battlestar Galactica: The Plan||82,504||262,273||$1,560,151||$4,959,582||2|
|24||Ice Age: The Meltdown||82,458||8,009,712||$1,165,132||$131,237,769||155|
|25||Mickey’s Magical Christmas||78,950||–||$1,307,412||–||418|
|26||Dr. Seuss – Green Eggs and Ham and Other Favorites||41,359||–||$268,420||–||318|
|27||Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead||40,110||201,325||$715,964||$3,534,361||3|
|28||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||31,478||1,019,583||$458,320||$17,844,124||7|
|29||The Last House on the Left||28,686||872,883||$430,003||$16,701,703||12|
|30||Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season||22,339||141,094||$706,583||$4,534,909||4|