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Top HD DVD Titles For Week Ended 6/9/2007

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by Michael, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    Planet Earth continues to rock HD DVDs world. The top 3 titles are all very high MSRP items (all released by Warner). They must be loving the format war. :)

    Color me surprised to see Pirates drop to 4 and 5 on the BD list.

    Top HD DVD Titles For Week Ended 6/9/2007

    1 Planet Earth: The Complete series (BBC, $99.98)
    2 Ultimate Matrix Collection (War,$119.99)
    3 Complete Matrix Trilogy (War, $89.99)
    4 Norbit (Par, $39.99)
    5 40 Year Old Virgin (Uni, $29.98)
    6 Batman Begins (War, $28.99)
    7 Rio Bravo (War, $28.99)
    8 Comin To America (Par, $29.99)
    9 The Frighteners (Uni, $29.98)
    10 Letters From Iwo Jima (War, $39.99)

    Top Blu-Ray Titles For Week Ended 6/9/2007

    1 Blood Diamond (War, $28.99)
    2 Planet Earth: The Complete series (BBC, $99.98)
    3 Apocalypto (Dis, $34.99)
    4 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Dis, $34.99)
    5 Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (Dis, $34.99)
    6 The Messengers (Sny, $38.96)
    7 Casino Royale (Sony, $38.96)
    8 Hellboy (Sny, $28.95)
    9 Norbit (War, $39.99)
    10 Letters From Iwo Jima (War, $34.98)

    Source: Rentrak?s Retail Essentials ?.
    Sales estimations are based on preliminary data provided through an exclusive arrangement with Rentrak Corp.?s Retail Essentials service. Point-of-Sale data is collected weekly and projected nationally for the U.S. bricks-and-mortar sales channel.
  2. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I want actual sales figures. As far as I know this could be like comparing the #1 selling CD to the #1 selling SACD. Just because you are the top selling SACD doesn't mean you didn't only sell 1/10 of what the CD did. Are these numbers available anywhere?
  3. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

    Sometimes you have to just take what is available at face value. :)

    The actual sales numbers are a bit fuzzy. There is an entire thread dedicated to figuring out what these and the Nielsen numbers actually mean on a title by title basis. Since the numbers released are not always broken down far enough, there is some guesstimate work involved. Those numbers usually require some hard numbers released before they can be reconciled and show a fair amount of accuracy.

    I still enjoy seeing which titles are doing well on each format. In particular, I look for older titles (like Batman) to gauge how quickly the hardware base is growing for each format.
  4. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    I think real numbers would be the key because if the top HD titles was actually #15 with 14 BR titles ahead of it, that means quite a bit.

    It also would explain how many titles are being sold which indicates adoption rates for HD titles.

    The current way is very vague because Neilson doesn't account for every seller(like Walmart for instance) and various buy days will fluctuate things quite a bit.
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Perfect Shane, THAT'S what I'm getting at.
  6. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek


    Unfortunately we do not get access to the specific numbers. Sometimes you just have to take what is available.

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