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Old 06-13-2012, 06:46 PM   #1  
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The purpose of this thread is to keep an at a glance account of prevailing pricing at the top retailers (mainly Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and Target) of the various SKUs versions of the top titles of each week. The idea is to see what effect (if any) the price differences between the DVD, BD-only, BD combo and the 3D BD, has on BD market share and 3D market share.

The HMM pricing pics of the top titles and their prices of the various version at the top sites will be the key info to use, plus any other info would be welcome (whether pics or otherwise). I'll reserve the first several posts in this thread in order to post historical data in reverse chronological order at the top, along with a summary table to see the price comparisons at a glance.

Maybe Kosty has some back weeks stashed somewhere, but here's the latest weeks though to get started.

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Sure.

Here it is from the top of this year in chronological order by month.

I keep track of it each week.

Below is the complete HMM Merchandising and Projections Report by month for all of 2012 to date.

Some weeks were not fully published and the weekly merchandising report grid is included in the full reports as images captured me .

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Plenty of New-Year Savings
4 Jan, 2012
By: John Latchem


The arrival of the new year means retailers are clearing out their shelves with bargains on DVDs and Blu-rays, and some good news for those looking to shed the holiday pounds.

Target offered a selection of fitness DVDs at $9 each, while Best Buy had fitness DVDs at $7.99 each.

Best Buy offered a one-day sale on New Year’s Day, with Blu-ray combo packs of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and X-Men: First Class at $9.99 each, and Smallville: The Complete Series at $189.99.

Fans of “Justified” could get a free T-shirt with the show’s logo at Best Buy with the purchase of the season two DVD ($19.99) or Blu-ray ($24.99), and a $10 savings when both seasons of the show are purchased together.

Target’s big sale focused on a $15 price point for TV DVD sets or a selection of recent Blu-ray releases Marley & Me: The Puppy Years expanded beyond a Walmart exclusive, with Best Buy offering the direct-to-video spinoff at $4.99 for the DVD and $7.99 for the Blu-ray, while Target had the DVD at $9.


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...w-year-savings


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No Projections Report Published Due to Holiday


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Deals on the ‘Boardwalk’

10 Jan, 2012
By: John Latchem



Best Buy once again is touting its “Upgrade and Save” program that lets customers trade a used DVD in its original case for a $5 coupon that can be applied toward the purchase of any Blu-ray priced at $9.99 or more.

The program was heavily promoted in Best Buy’s weekly ad circular, with the coupon-discounted price printed next to all the new-release Blu-rays for Jan. 10. In some cases, this brought the Blu-ray price below that of the DVD version of the same film.

Best Buy’s other big promotion for the week focused on season one discs of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” The chain has an exclusive bonus disc with two historical featurettes and the first episode of the second season, and all purchases of HBO series include a “Game of Thrones” sampler disc. Best Buy also has a “Boardwalk Empire” deck of playing cards for $3.99.

Target’s version of the “Boardwalk Empire” set includes an exclusive set of six postcards featuring imagery from the show.

Target also offered $5 instant savings when the Blu-rays of Killer Elite and Scorpion King 3 were bought together.

Walmart offered a Blu-ray copy of Moneyball with an exclusive bonus disc featuring an episode of MLB Network's "Studio 42 With Bob Costas" devoted to the movie.


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Projections: Get Ready to Play 'Moneyball'

16 Jan, 2012

By: John Latchem



After getting off to a so-so start, the new year should get a boost from a few high-profile new releases, led by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Moneyball.

The Brad Pitt starrer based on the famous book about sabermetrics should find itself atop the sales and rental charts its first week in stores.

Also receiving a lot of retail attention among the Jan. 10 releases is HBO’s Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season, though it may not move as many units because it's a pricier TV boxed set.




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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 1/15/2012


1 Moneyball Sony Pictures New
2 Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season HBO New
3 Killer Elite Universal New
Week Ending 01/22/11

No Merchandising Report for this Week due to holidays



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Projections: Charts Subject To 'Abduction'

23 Jan, 2012
By: John Latchem



A slow start to the new year means any number of titles could slip into the No. 1 position on the sales chart.

The highest-grossing new release among the Jan. 17 titles is Sony Pictures’ political thriller The Ides of March, with about $41 million domestically. Sony Pictures’ Courageous ($34 million) has strong faith-based appeal. But Lionsgate’s Abduction ($28 million) has Taylor Lautner, whose “Twilight” fan base could put the film over the top.

Sony’s Moneyball should repeat atop the rental chart.


Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 1/22/2012

1 The Ides of March Sony Pictures New
2 Abduction Lionsgate New
3 Moneyball Sony Pictures 2




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Merchandising Week Ending 01/29/12


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Real Deals for ‘Real Steel’

24 Jan, 2012
By: John Latchem


Shoppers looking to pick up Disney’s new robot boxing flick, Real Steel, had a few options once it hit shelves Jan. 24.

Best Buy advertised a $5 coupon that could be used on the three-disc Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo pack, bringing the price down the $22.99. The coupon was available at RealSteelCoupon.com/BestBuy through Jan. 29.

Target had a different kind of Real Steel deal, offering a $5 discount off the joint purchase of any Real Steel Blu-ray and a $7.49 Real Steel action figure.

Other promotions focused on Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 3. Best Buy offered the first two films on DVD for $4.99 each and on Blu-ray for $9.99 each.

Target offered a $5 instant savings with the joint purchase of Paranormal Activity 3 with either of the first two films.


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Projections: 'Real Steel' Looks to Take the Prize

30 Jan, 2012
By: John Latchem



Among the slew of Jan. 24 new releases, Real Steel is looking to outshine the rest. The film, from DreamWorks and distributed by Disney, grossed $85.3 million domestically, putting it prime position to top the sales and rental charts for the week ending Jan. 29.

It will have to hold off some strong competition. Summit's 50/50 earned just $35 million, but earned a lot of buzz during awards season. Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 earned the most among new releases, at $104 million, but this isn't the prime season for horror, and the title is being released only as a Blu-ray combo pack initially, which may hold down its overall sales total. It should perform relatively better on the Blu-ray chart.


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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 1/29/2012

1 Real Steel Disney/DreamWorks New

2 50/50 Summit New

3 Paranormal Activity 3 Paramount New
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The ‘Buddies’ Bring the Love
31 Jan, 2012
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Walmart's 'Treasure Buddies' Gift Set
Several retailers offered the same promotion related to the new direct-to-video Treasure Buddies movie from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Consumers who picked up the Blu-ray of Treasure Buddies along with the Blu-ray of an earlier “Buddies” movie, Snow Buddies, could save $8 off the total purchase price. The Snow Buddies Blu-ray was offered at $19.99 at both Best Buy and Target.

Walmart offered the Treasure Buddies Blu-ray combo as part of a travel journal adventure kit with a map, stickers and more.

Otherwise, promotional opportunities were relatively light. Best Buy promoted several deals in its weekly ad circular, such as a selection of Blu-rays at $19.99 each or two for $30, and a “Blu-ray on a Budget” selection at $9.99 each. Best Buy also had a selection of TV DVD season sets at $9.99 each, and 30% to 40% off TV DVD gift sets and complete series.

In time for Valentine’s Day, Best Buy offers select Disney films at $12.99 each, in pink sleeves with a special Valentine’s Day kit.


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...ies-bring-love



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Projections: 'Drive' on Course For Good Debut
6 Feb, 2012
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A couple of high-profile yet modest box office performers will attempt to push Real Steel from its perch the week ending Feb. 5.

The best bets are Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Drive, with a $35 million box office haul, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s In Time, with $37.5 million.

Also in the mix is the latest direct-to-video family adventure from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Treasure Buddies, and the 3D Blu-ray re-release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.



Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 2/5/2012

1 [B]Drive [/B ]Sony Pictures New
2 In Time FoxNew
3Treasure Buddies Disney New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...od-debut-26311

Week Ending 02/12/12

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A 'Twilight' and a 'Tramp'


7 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem


Walmart's 'Lady and the Tramp' with dish set

Ordinarily, Disney’s Blu-ray re-release of Lady and the Tramp would have attracted the vast majority of retail attention its first week out.

Indeed, Target offered an $8 discount with purchase of the new Blu-ray and one of several previous Disney Blu-rays. Best Buy offered a Lady plush, as well as a $5 discount if customers turned in an old Disney DVD. And Walmart offered the Blu-ray packaged with a dinner bowl, fork and spoon.

Then there’s the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn —Part 1 on disc.

Target went the most all-out with its in-store displays and advertising. The chain’s weekly ad circular included a four-page insert of “Twilight” merchandise, including tie-in books, CDs, T-shirts, jewelry, cellphone accessories and more. Target also promoted a contest to stay at the island resort featured in the film, at www.IsleEsmeSweepstakes.com.

Target has a special limited-edition two-DVD set that includes prop flowers from the film’s wedding scene, and endcap displays in the electronics department displayed most of the tie-in products as video screens played invitations from the cast to attend Target’s midnight sale to see a preview of Breaking Dawn — Part II.

Best Buy’s “Twilight” exclusives include a Valentine’s Day sleeve for the new DVD and a steelbook case for the Blu-ray.

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Projections: 'Twilight' Set to Again Rule Sales


13 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem



Two notorious trends will come to a head the week ending Feb. 12 in a battle of past and present for the top spot.

Disney’s re-releases of its classic animated films as Blu-ray “Diamond Editions” usually take the top spot their first week in stores.

This week, however, Lady and the Tramp will have a lot of competition from the Saturday disc release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1. All “Twilight” films have debuted on disc on a Saturday, and all have topped the sales chart their first week in stores despite the short lead time.


Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 2/12/2012

1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Summit New

2 Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition Disney New

3 A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Warner New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...le-sales-26383

Week Ending 02/19/2012

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'Once Upon a Time' at Target

14 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem



Target offered an interesting exclusive for the Feb. 14 new-release week: a $9 DVD of the first five episodes of ABC’s new TV series “Once Upon a Time.” The disc includes a $5 discount coupon for the purchase of the complete first season when it is released later this year.

Target also had an exclusive wildflower seed bookmark with its copies of The Lorax: Deluxe Edition, the new disc of the 1972 animated special based on the Dr. Seuss book, released as a tie-in to the new movie version.

Otherwise, most of the attention still was focused on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn —Part 1. Notably, Best Buy raised the price of its copies a few days after the Saturday release date, bringing the DVD version from $18.99 to $22.99 and the Blu-ray from $22.99 to $24.99. Best Buy’s weekly ad circular also stopped advertising the chain’s exclusive steelbook packaging.

Target didn’t adjust the prices, but stopped promoting its exclusive DVD gift set.

Walmart offered a special “Bella’s Wedding Dress Edition” DVD gift set with a fabric poster.


http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...on-time-target

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Projections: Don't Expect 'Twilight' to Slow (Week Ending 2/19/2012)

20 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem



After overwhelming sales success on its Saturday debut, Summit’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 should repeat atop the sales charts in its first full week in stores, and is likely to climb to the top of the rental chart.

A lack of strong new releases should allow Disney’s Lady and the Tramp re-release to stay high on the charts as well.

The biggest newcomer from Feb. 14 was Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Rum Diary, which stars Johnny Depp but grossed just $13.1 million in U.S. theaters.




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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 2/19/2012

1 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Summit 2

2 Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition Disney 2

3 The Rum Diary Sony Pictures New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...ght-slow-26451

Week Ending 02/26/12


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‘Puss in Boots’ Finds Deals

21 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem



It’s becoming routine: Major niche blockbusters such as fantasy films or animated hits are debuting on Friday street dates instead of the traditional Tuesday. The latest is Paramount’s Puss in Boots on Feb. 24.

Target offered an instant $5 discount with the purchase of any version of Puss in Boots with another DreamWorks animated title, such as a “Shrek” movie or How to Train Your Dragon, priced from $11.99 to $24.99.

Best Buy also offered a $5 discount for Puss in Boots, but only on the 3D combo pack, and only with a coupon from BestBuy.com/PussinBoots, which expires Feb. 25.
The weekly ad circular promised temporary tattoos would be available at the in-store display.

Best Buy devoted almost a whole page of its weekly ad circular to promoting preorders of upcoming Blu-rays. Primary among them is HBO’s March 6 release of Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season, offered at Best Buy with exclusive packaging. Best Buy also has a version of Warner’s Feb. 28 Justice League: Doom animated movie packed with a Flash action figure.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...ts-finds-deals

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Projections: 'Puss in Boots' Ready for Action


27 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem



Paramount and DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots, a spin-off of the popular “Shrek” franchise, should have enough first- and second-day sales to top the sales charts its first week in stores. The title is a Friday release and, thus, won’t have as many sales days to make an impact on the charts as some other new releases.

The extra lag time will probably give The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 enough momentum to top the rental chart for the second straight week.

Among other new releases, Universal’s Tower Heist was the highest box office grosser, at $78 million domestically.


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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 2/26/2012


1 Puss in Boots Paramount/DreamWorks New

2 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Summit 3

3 Tower Heist Universal New
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Best Buy Offers 'Lorax' Plush

28 Feb, 2012
By: John Latchem


Best Buy's 'Lorax' Plush

One might expect the newly released discs of family titles Hugo and Puss in Boots would be perfect for bonus exclusives, but retailers were rather lax in that regard. The only exclusives for these titles were at Walmart, which had a low-cost, extras-free DVD version of Puss in Boots, and a Puss plush with copies of the DVD or Blu-ray. (For those keeping count, that equals seven different versions of Puss in Boots at Walmart).

Instead, the biggest promotion centered on new theatrical film The Lorax, with Best Buy offering a Lorax plush doll with the purchase of a select family title at $12.99. The selection included Despicable Me, E.T., The Cat in the Hat and more.

Another exclusive at Best Buy involved the new Justice League: Doom animated movie and a Flash figurine with the Blu-ray. A version without the figurine is $5 less.

Best Buy’s weekly ad circular touted several critically acclaimed films under the banner of RottenTomatoes.com, with a mix of new favorites such as The Social Network and classics such as Taxi Driver. Sony Pictures released most of the films on the list.

Best Buy also presented a promotion of $7.99 DVDs featuring Barbie and Strawberry Shortcake.



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Projections: Family Titles to Top the Charts

5 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem



In it first full week in stores, DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots, distributed by Paramount, should have enough momentum to carry it to the top of the charts the week ending March 4. Its biggest competition among new releases is Paramount’s Hugo, which earned $69.5 million at the domestic box office and recently took home five Oscars.

On the rental chart, Hugo should debut on top, with Puss in Boots also performing strongly. Fox’s In Time is expected to jump into the top five after expiration of its 28-day kiosk embargo.


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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/4/2012



1 Puss in Boots Paramount/DreamWorks 2

2 Hugo Paramount New

3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 Summit
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...p-charts-26565

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Retailers Play the 'Game'

6 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem


The DVD and Blu-ray release of HBO Home Entertainment’s Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Immortals provided fodder for several retailer exclusives March 6.

For “Game of Thrones,” Best Buy offered two exclusive alternate box art options for the boxed set. Fans could get a separate coaster set for $6.99. Target offered a “Creating the Visual Effects” bonus featurette with the DVD set.

For Immortals, Best Buy offered exclusive making-of content at BestBuy.com.

Target’s other big exclusive for the week was a free “Beach Fun Barbie” doll (a $7.59 value) with the purchase of the Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 DVD at $12.99. Target also offered an $8 savings with the joint purchase of the new Blu-rays of The Lion King 1 1/2 and The Lion King 2 at $24.99 each.

Walmart had a Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 DVD packed with a dolphin plush toy for $14.96. The DVD-only version was $12.99.

Other Best Buy exclusives included Blu-ray editions of Wall Street and The Brothers McMullen at $14.99 each.

In total, Best Buy devoted almost seven pages of its 38-page ad circular to packaged media.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...lers-play-game

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Projections: 'Immortals' Looks To Take 'Throne'


12 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem



A popular HBO show is competing with several modest theatrical performers for the top sales spot the week ending March 11.

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season looks like it will have a strong debut week, but to top the charts it will have to overcome the likes of Fox’s Immortals ($83.5 million at the domestic box office), Sony Pictures’ Jack and Jill ($74.2 million) and Paramount’s remake of Footloose ($51.8 million).

With Immortals relegated to a 28-day kiosk embargo, Jack and Jill should top the rental chart.



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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/11/2012



1 Immortals Fox New

2 Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season HBO New

3 Jack and Jill Sony Pictures New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...e-throne-26625

Week Ending 03/18/12


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Best Buy Pushes 'John Carter'

13 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem



Just as John Carter is opening in theaters to lukewarm box office reception, Best Buy is touting a promotion for the Disney film. Consumers who buy a Blu-ray of Remember the Titans or either of the “National Treasure” movies at $14.99 each can get a coupon for $8 off a John Carter admission ticket. The offer expires April 7.

Best Buy also offered a $10 savings with the purchase of the first seasons of “Breakout Kings” and “The Killing,” and triple Reward Zone bonus points with purchase of Paramount’s The Adventures of Tintin Blu-ray or 3D combo packs.

Target had exclusive availability of two Universal shows: Fairly Legal: Season One and In Plain Sight: Season Four, at $25 each. Target also gave away an MP3 audio book (touted as having a $30 value) with copies of Anchor Bay’s My Week With Marilyn ($17 DVD, $23 Blu-ray).
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...es-john-carter

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Projections: 'Tintin' Looks to Emerge From Crowded Field

19 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem



The end of the first quarter of 2012 is starting to get a little crowded on new-release shelves. For the week ending March 18, several new titles are looking to score a huge debut in a crowded field.

The most likely to top the charts is Paramount Home Entertainment's The Adventures of Tintin, the animated adventure from Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson that scored north of $77 million in U.S. theaters (and about $374 million worldwide).

However, Oscar-lauded The Descendants, a George Clooney vehicle from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, earned more at the domestic box office, with $81.64 million, and could ride that momentum to a top spot, especially if Happy Feet Two ($64 million) takes family dollars away from Tintin.


With Descendants on a kiosk embargo, Jack and Jill has the edge in the rental market for a second week, probably finishing just ahead of Tintin on the rental chart.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/18/2012

1 The Adventures of Tintin Paramount New
2 The Descendants Fox New
3 Happy Feet Two Warner New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...ed-field-26701

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Lunch With 'The Muppets' (WE 03/25/12)

20 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem


Anyone who has wanted to have lunch with the Muppets should head down to Best Buy, which is offering an exclusive lunch box with copies of the Blu-ray combo pack of The Muppets.

The included combo pack is the Wocka Wocka version with the film’s soundtrack for digital download, making the $27.99 in-store price cheaper than the $34.99 online price for the standalone version of the same combo pack, which isn’t offered in many stores. Best Buy further offers a $5 coupon from Disney at MuppetsCoupon.com/BestBuy, applicable toward the Wocka Wocka Blu-ray (and the lunch box).

Best Buy also has a free 7-inch bunny minion plush with purchase of Universal’s Hop Blu-ray, released on March 23.

Target offered a $5 savings with joint purchase of exclusive editions of both Hop and Despicable Me. Target’s Hop Blu-ray comes with wearable bunny ears.

For The Muppets, Target offered a six-episode “Muppet Show” sampler DVD with the Blu-ray of the new movie.

At Walmart, customers could get a set of four Muppets finger puppets with purchase of the Muppets Blu-ray/DVD combo pack (the verison without the digital soundtrack).

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age.../lunch-muppets

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Projections: 'Muppets' Should Overcome 'Tattoo'


26 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem



The top sales spot for the week ending March 25 should be a close race between Disney’s The Muppets, a kid-friendly title that grossed $88.6 million in U.S. theaters, and Sony Pictures’ thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which is based on a bestselling novel and grossed $102.5 million.

The family appeal and retail ubiquity of The Muppets should give it an edge.

The tendency of families to buy rather than rent Disney movies should push The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to the top of the rental chart.



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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 3/25/2012


1 The Muppets Disney New

2 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sony Pictures New

3 Hop Universal New
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Target Slims Down 'Casablanca'


27 Mar, 2012
By: John Latchem


Target's 'Casablanca' exclusive cover

Warner Home Video’s new Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray boxed set carries a hefty price tag but includes several souvenirs in addition to the film. Target, though, offered consumers the chance to get the movie and bonus features without the booklets and other trinkets in the set with an exclusive single-disc Blu-ray at $19.99. Target also had a DVD version, unavailable anywhere else, for $9.99. Target had the bigger boxed set for $39.99.

Another promotion at Target involved Fox’s new Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, with the chain offering $5 off when the film was purchased with a $14.99 BD/DVD combo pack of either of the first two “Chipmunk” movies. And Target’s copies of Hop all included printable Easter party kits.

Target also had as an exclusive Nickelodeon’s Victorious: The Complete Second Season, at $8.99.

Best Buy offered $8 coupons off the cost of a Wrath of the Titans theatrical ticket with the purchase of a $14.99 Blu-ray of Clash of the Titans, Troy or 300.



http://www.homemediamagazine.com/age...own-casablanca

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Projections: 'Alvin' Sets Sights On Top Sales Spot

2 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem



The parade of family films to close out the first quarter continues with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, which should top the sales chart the week ending April 1 after earning $132 million at the U.S. box office.

Other contenders include the previous week’s No. 1, Disney’s The Muppets, and Universal’s Hop.

With none of the major new releases receiving wide rental distribution, Sony Pictures’ The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo should top the rental chart for a second week.

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Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/1/2012

1 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox New
2 Hop Universal 2
3 Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Warner New
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/res...les-spot-26813

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Easter Specials Dominate (WE 04/08/12)

3 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem




Best Buy's Disney Easter Bag

With most of the hit family titles hitting in March, the second quarter got off to a slow start April 3, with only two new releases, War Horse and We Bought a Zoo, getting any real retail attention.

Instead, most displays were geared toward Easter sales.


The biggest one came at Best Buy, which offered a free felt Easter bag with the purchase of two Disney Blu-ray combo packs for a total of $35. The selection included The Muppets, Cars 2, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, Winnie the Pooh and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Best Buy also offered a selection of more than 150 family DVDs for as low as $4.99, and the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 3D Blu-ray for $9.99.

For We Bought a Zoo, Best Buy promoted a free zoo ticket.

Walmart had exclusive DVD titles such as the animated movie Animals United: Adventure in Africa for $12.96, and Bending the Rules, starring WWE Hall of Famer Edge and Jamie Kennedy, for $14.96.

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Projections: 'War Horse' Looks To Escape 'Zoo'

9 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem



Only two new releases would seem to have any chance of impacting the sales chart for the week ending April 8, both modest box office performers that will face strong challenges from holdover hits.

Disney’s War Horse, from DreamWorks, seems most likely to top the charts, after earning several Academy Award nominations and $79.78 million at the domestic box office. Fox’s We Bought a Zoo brought in $75.29 million in theaters and also looks to perform well.

To top the rental chart, War Horse will have to hold off previous top rental The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, from Sony Pictures, and Fox’s Immortals, which comes off its 28-day embargo.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/8/2012

1 War Horse Disney/DreamWorks New
2 We Bought a Zoo Fox New
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox 2

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 4/8/2012

1 War Horse Disney/DreamWorks New
2 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sony Pictures 3
3 Immortals Fox 5
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Titanic Post-Easter Sales Abound WE 4/14/12

10 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem


Target's historical Titanic boxed set

In a very slow week for new releases, retailers focused on sales to clear out post-Easter inventory.

The only promotion on new releases was at Best Buy, which offered $10 off the joint purchase of the 3D versions of Summit’s The Darkest Hour and The Three Musketeers.

Best Buy’s catalog sales included a selection of DVDs at $4.99 each, “Blu-ray on a Budget” with select titles at $7.99 (Spaceballs, Bull Durham, Species, etc.) and $9.99 (The Hangover Part II, Ghost, Miracle, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Terminator) each; sales of DVDs of animated TV comedies such as The Simpsons: The Thirteenth Season, Family Guy Vol. 8 and American Dad Vol. 6 for $14.99 each and Archer: Season 2 for $16.99.

Target promoted a few new DVDs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, with documentaries ranging from $14.99 to $19.99 each. The retailer also presented a selection of catalog DVDs at $10 each, such as Sherlock Holmes, The Green Hornet and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

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Projections: 'Iron Lady' Looks To Rule the Week

16 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem



The slow start to the second quarter continues as the two biggest titles released April 10 combined for only $51 million at the U.S. box office.

The advantage goes to The Weinstein Company’s The Iron Lady, which grossed $29.7 million in theaters and won Oscars for makeup and Meryl Streep’s portrayal of British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

The other notable new release is Summit’s sci-fi thriller The Darkest Hour, which grossed $21.4 million.


Fox’s The Descendants comes off its 28-rental embargo and should finish high on the rental chart.




Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/15/2012


1 The Iron Lady Anchor Bay New

2 War Horse Disney/DreamWorks 2

3 The Darkest Hour Summit New


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Some 'Impossible' Exclusives

17 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem



Retailers laid out the red carpet for the disc debut of Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol with several promotions and exclusives.

Best Buy offered special one-day pricing for the title on its April 17 debut, offering the DVD for $16.99 and the Blu-ray for $19.99. Getting into the spirit of the franchise, Best Buy’s ad declared that “limited-time pricing … will self-destruct end of day Tuesday.”

Best Buy’s Blu-ray of the film was an exclusive edition with more than an hour of bonus content not found on the wide Blu-ray release.

Walmart’s exclusive went in the opposite direction, with a bare-bones DVD edition that offered no bonus material.

Target offered an exclusive DVD four-pack of the “Mission: Impossible” films for $29.99.

Other exclusives at Target included a 10th anniversary Blu-ray of Disney’s The Princess Diaries at $19.99, and Universal’s Necessary Roughness: Season One (which won’t go wide until June 5), also listed at $19.99.

Best Buy offered as an exclusive Syfy channel’s Alphas: Season One, also from Universal, for $29.99.



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Projections: 'Ghost Protocol' Set for Success WE 04/19/12

23 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem



Paramount Home Media Distribution’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, which brought in $209 million at U.S. theaters, should have no trouble dominating the sales and rental charts the week ending April 22.

After Ghost Protocol, the new release with the highest profile is probably BBC Home Entertainment’s Frozen Planet, the latest in a franchise of nature documentaries that began with Planet Earth.

Fox’s The Sitter will get a boost on the rental chart now that its 28-day kiosk embargo has expired.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/22/2012



1 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol Paramount New

2 The Darkest Hour Summit 2

3 Frozen Planet BBC New



Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 4/22/2012
1 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol Paramount New
2 The Sitter Fox 5
3 The Darkest Hour Summit 2



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The Q2 Catalog Crunch

24 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem


With a dearth of new major theatrical titles heading to shelves, stores are focusing on clearing inventory.

Target went with a huge sale of Disney Princess merchandise, centered on the chain’s exclusive Blu-ray edition of The Princess Diaries at $14.99. The promotion included sales of the DVD and Blu-ray of Tangled and The Princess and the Frog, as well as Disney Princess dolls, books and video games.

Another promotion at Target involved a $15 discount with the purchase of two select TV DVD titles. Also, several recent DVD releases were offered at $14.99 each.

Best Buy revived promotions for its “Upgrade & Save” program, which lets customers trade in their used DVDs to get a $5 coupon that can be applied toward a Blu-ray movie $9.99 and up. As such, its weekly ad circular was filled with pages of Blu-ray sales for which the coupon could be used.

Also, Best Buy offered $10 Fandango cash to see A Five-Year Engagement in theaters with the purchase of select Universal Blu-ray catalog titles offered at $12.99 each ($7.99 with the coupon).

The new DVD of the recent Titanic miniseries caused a bit of confusion among patrons at a Costa Mesa store who thought it was supposed to be a re-release of the James Cameron version. It just goes to show that movies share titles sometimes and it helps to keep an eye out for exactly what you want to buy.

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Projections: 'Contraband' Set To Seize Charts

30 Apr, 2012
By: John Latchem



Among the modest slate of new releases April 24, Universal’s Contraband, with a $66.5 million take at the domestic box office, has the best chance of unseating Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol from the top spot on the sales charts the week ending April 29. The titles should easily comprise the top two spots.

Ghost Protocol should continue to dominate the rental chart. A newcomer to the top 10 will be Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, fresh off its 28-day kiosk embargo.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/29/2012

1 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol Paramount 2
2 Contraband Universal New
3 War Horse Disney/DreamWorks 4


Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 4/29/2012

1 Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol Paramount 2
2 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox 5
3 The Sitter Fox 6
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1 May, 2012
By: John Latchem




With the theatrical debut of the new Avengers movie, Best Buy gave fans a chance to catch up by putting all five of the precursor films on Blu-ray for sale.

The Incredible Hulk was $9.99, Iron Man and Iron Man 2 were $14.99 each, and Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger were $24.99 each for the 3D versions and $19.99 for the combo packs. Shoppers could save an additional $5 with an Upgrade & Save coupon for trading in a used DVD.

In addition, Best Buy offered $8 Movie Cash coupons for the new movie with copies of DVDs of the “Avengers” animated series, sold at $11.99 each.

Target built a sales promotion around Disney titles that are heading back into “The Vault,” with Bambi and Beauty and the Beast offered at $14.99 on DVD and $19.99 on Blu-ray, plus an additional $5 savings when either title was purchased with another selected Disney classic (offered at the same prices) on DVD or Blu-ray, such as Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, The Lion King or The Muppets.

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Projections: Charts Ready to Go 'Haywire'

7 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



A slow trickle of major new releases to start the second quarter makes for some unpredictable positioning on the charts, as dependable hits and strong catalog titles continue to stick around.

The May 5 new releases trying to make a splash include Lionsgate’s Haywire ($18.9 million at the domestic box office), an actioner featuring MMA star Gina Carano; Warner’s Joyful Noise ($30.93 million); and New Year’s Eve ($54.5 million), also from Warner.

Of the three, New Year’s Eve seems to have the advantage in retail placement.




Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/6/2012



1 New Year's Eve Warner New

2 Haywire Lionsgate New

3 Joyful Noise Warner



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A 'Vow' For Retail Savings (Week Ending 05/13/12)

8 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Movies based on books make for easy retail promotions, since the home video can be paired with the original source material for a nice gift set. For example, May 8 Target offered a $5 savings with the joint purchase of Sony Pictures’ The Vow on disc and the book upon which it’s based, which was priced at $11.99.

Otherwise, Target’s attentions were turned toward clearing inventory as part of a “Mother’s Day Gifts for All Budgets” promotion, touting DVDs at $5, $10, $15 and $25 price points.

In addition, Target is taking advantage of the buzz around The Avengers with a sale of several Avengers tie-in products, such as $12.99 DVDs of earlier films in the series, as well as action figures, T-shirts, branded soda and snacks and more.

Best Buy continued to push its Upgrade & Save program, which lets customers exchange a used DVD for a $5 coupon that can be used on any Blu-ray priced at $9.99 and above. The chain devoted a page of its weekly ad circular promoting catalog titles that, with the coupon, could be had for as low as $4.99, such as Apollo 13 and Casino.

Best Buy also highlighted some TV DVD titles with a section labeled as “Season Finales Are Coming,” encouraging shoppers to check out previous seasons of their favorite shows.


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Projections: 'Vow,' 'Underworld' Should Fare Well (Week Ending 05/13/12)

14 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Sony Pictures Home Entertainment should secure the top two sales and rental spots on the charts with a combination of action and romance.

The Vow, based on the book about a married couple coping with the wife’s amnesia, is favored to take the top spot on the overall disc sales chart after scoring $124.9 million at the domestic box office.

Underworld: Awakening, which earned $62 million in theaters as the latest in the “Underworld” series of vampire-werewolf thrillers, is likely to top the Blu-ray sales chart, since it is of a genre favored by Blu-ray buyers.

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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/13/2012

1 The Vow Sony Pictures New
2 Underworld: Awakening Sony Pictures New
3 Joyful Noise Warner 2

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 5/13/2012

1 The Vow Sony Pictures New
2 Underworld: Awakening Sony Pictures New
3 Haywire Lionsgate 2


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A 'Devil' of a Blu-ray Deal

15 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Paramount Home Media Distribution has given Best Buy a number of exclusive Blu-rays of its catalog titles in recent months, such as the May 15 release of Road Trip in HD.

But an exclusive on the Blu-ray for a new theatrical title is much more unusual. Yet that’s the case with The Devil Inside, an early 2012 horror title with a modest box office cume for which the Blu-ray is available only at Best Buy, at $22.99. (Contrast this with Target, which didn't bother advertising the DVD version in its weekly ad circular.)

Best Buy also had a promotion to get $10 Fandango cash to see Battleship or Snow White & the Huntsman with purchase of the Blu-rays for The Kingdom ($7.99), Jarhead, The Mummy or The Scorpion King ($9.99 each). Furthermore, buyers could get a $10 Best Buy gift card with the purchase of any three TV DVD or Blu-ray titles at $14.99 or higher each.

Walmart offered the DVD of The Devil Inside at $14.96 with a bonus digital rental from its Vudu movie-streaming service.

Target offered a promotion touting USA Network shows on DVD, such as “Covert Affairs” and “White Collar.” The chain also had an exclusive DVD of Men in Black: The Animated Series — Season One at $14.99, which includes a $10 coupon for a ticket for the upcoming Men in Black 3.



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Projections: A 'Grey' Area for This 'Chronicle'

21 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



Among the May 15 new releases, the top seller will likely be either Universal’s The Grey or Fox’s Chronicle. The $64.5 million domestic box office take of Chronicle outpaced The Grey’s $51.6 million, but the star power of the latter film, which features Liam Neeson, should give it the edge on home video.

Other contenders include the Katherine Heigl vehicle One for the Money ($26.4 million), from Lionsgate, and Paramount’s The Devil Inside, a horror sleeper with a $53.3 million box office haul.

Kiosk embargoes give Money the edge on rentals.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/20/2012

1 The Grey Universal New
2 Chronicle Fox New
3 One for the Money Lionsgate New

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 5/20/2012

1 One for the Money Lionsgate New
2 The Vow Sony Pictures 2
3 Underworld: Awakening Sony Pictures 2
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22 May, 2012
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If consumers need a reason to buy Men in Black or Men in Black II on Blu-ray Disc — the latter for the first time — Best Buy is selling both titles, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, with UltraViolet for $12.99 each.

Even better, the No. 1 consumer electronics retailer gives buyers $10 toward the purchase of a ticket to see Men in Black 3, which debuts in theaters nationwide May 25. The $10 is redeemed online only with a valid email address. The offer is good through July 5.

With the average non-3D movie ticket priced nationally around $8, according to the National Association of Theater Operators, Best Buy is essentially paying consumers to see the movie. Combined with the fact that consumers can trade in each BD title for $5 in Best Buy store credit (or cash at another buy-sell-trade retailer) after watching the enclosed sneak peek of MIB3 and registering each title on UltraViolet, the return on investment is a no-brain
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Projections: 'Red Tails' Looks For Soaring Sales

28 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



The week ending May 27 will be dominated by three titles that all performed about the same at the domestic box office. With a Memorial Day tie-in and a strong urban appeal, Lucasfilm’s Red Tails, distributed by Fox, should top the sales charts after taking $49.9 million at the domestic box office.

Fox’s This Means War ($54.6 million) and Sony Pictures’ The Woman in Black ($54.3 million) also should perform well.

With the Fox titles subjected to a kiosk embargo, Woman in Black should top the rental chart.

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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/27/2012
1 Red Tails Fox/Lucasfilm New
2 This Means War Fox New
3 The Woman in Black Sony Pictures New


Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 5/27/2012
1 The Woman in Black Sony Pictures New
2 Contraband Universal 5
3 One for the Money Lionsgate 2
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Retailers Drink 'True Blood'

29 May, 2012
By: John Latchem



As is tradition for the HBO vampire series, retailers offered plenty of deals for True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season.

Target offered the Blu-ray of the season with an exclusive 65-minute cast Q&A.

Best Buy offered an exclusive T-shirt with the purchase of the fourth-season Blu-ray of “True Blood,” and also offered a sampler of the first two episodes of Cinemax’s “Strike Back” with the purchase of any HBO show on disc.

Walmart began offering a special shelf timed for Father’s Day, labeled “Super Star Dad.” The display included dozens of DVDs for as low as $7.50, such as Major League, The Godfather, The Hangover and Sherlock Holmes, and $9.96 titles such as Source Code.


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Projections: 'True Blood' Set to Top Charts

4 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem



Given the immense popularity of HBO’s “True Blood” and the strong performance of previous seasons of the show on disc, there’s no reason to think the fourth season won’t similarly top the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts for the week ending June 3.

The other May 29 new releases, all of which barely made a blip on the box office radar, include Summit’s Man on a Ledge and Gone, Magnolia’s Goon, and
Anchor Bay’s Coriolanus. Ledge and Gone have the best chance at cracking the top five sellers and should top the rental chart as well.



Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 6/3/2012

1 True Blood: Season 4 HBO New
2 Man on a Ledge Lionsgate/Summit New
3 Gone Lionsgate/Summit New

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 6/3/2012

1 Gone Lionsgate/Summit New
2 Man on a Ledge Lionsgate/Summit New
3 Contraband Universal 6



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5 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem



A slew of major new releases hit shelves June 5, and Best Buy offered exclusives with almost all of them.

For Universal’s Safe House, Best Buy offered an exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack in steelbook packaging.

For Fox’s Act of Valor, it offered the Blu-ray combo pack with exclusive box art and additional Navy SEAL footage. For Warner’s Journey 2, it offered the first Journey at $4.99 for DVD, $7.99 for Blu-ray and $19.99 for 3D BD. Consumers who purchased Fox’s White Collar: The Complete Third Season and Burn Notice: Season Five together could save $10. And for Disney’s John Carter, Best Buy touted a coupon at JohnCarterCoupon.com/BestBuy good for $5 off the 3D Blu-ray combo pack, which it sold with an exclusive bonus disc.

Target also offered a John Carter promotion, offering an $8 savings with the purchase of Carter with another selected Disney Blu-ray movie, such as Tron: Legacy or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

In addition, Target’s copy of the Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season DVD came with an exclusive cast Q&A.

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Projections: 'Valor' Among Top New Titles

11 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem



Retailers will look to put a relatively slow May behind them with a slew of top-tier titles to kick off June.

Among the contenders for the top sales spot are Fox’s Act of Valor ($70 million at the domestic box office), Disney’s John Carter ($72.7 million), Universal’s Safe House ($126.2 million) and Warner’s Journey 2 ($103.4 million). Valor has been trending ahead of Carter on Amazon.com’s bestseller list.


With none of the new releases available at Redbox or Netflix due to studio embargoes, the previous top rentals should remain atop the rental chart.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 6/10/2012

1 Act of Valor Fox New
2 John Carter Disney New
3 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Warner New

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 6/10/2012

1 Man on a Ledge Lionsgate/Summit 2
2 Contraband Universal 7
3 Gone Lionsgate/Summit 2
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Exclusive Content Reigns

12 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem


Among the several new releases June 12, quite a few retailers enhanced copies sold in their stores with a slew of exclusive bonus content.

Target offered exclusive bonus discs with the DVD of Lionsgate’s latest Tyler Perry flick, Good Deeds, which included a "Creating Good Chemistry" featurette, and HBO’s DVD and Blu-ray sets of the final season of “Entourage,” which came with a 65-minute Q&A.

Over at Best Buy, Ghost Rider fans could get Sony Pictures’ new Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D Blu-ray with 20 minutes of additional footage and an exclusive bonus disc with a “Vehicles of Vengeance” featurette.

For Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Best Buy offered the Blu-ray combo pack in steelbook packaging, as well as a Blu-ray of the first film in steelbook packaging separately for $9.99.

Best Buy also offered an exclusive figurine with the purchase of Warner’s Superman vs. the Elite direct-to-video animated movie on Blu-ray. Walmart offered a two-DVD special edition of Superman vs. the Elite, a configuration not offered elsewhere until July 24.

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18 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem



The glut of new June releases continued with a June 12 slate that included Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which should have no trouble topping the sales charts after a $186.8 million haul at the domestic box office.

Contenders for runner-up status include Sony Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ($51.8 million) and Lionsgate’s latest Tyler Perry movie, Good Deeds ($35 million).

With Warner titles delayed at kiosks, Good Deeds and Ghost Rider should top the rental chart.

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Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 6/17/2012

1 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner New
2 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony Pictures New
3 Good Deeds Liosngate New

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 6/17/2012

1 Good Deeds Liosngate New
2 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony Pictures New
3 Man on a Ledge Lionsgate/Summit 3
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12 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem


Among the several new releases June 12, quite a few retailers enhanced copies sold in their stores with a slew of exclusive bonus content.

Target offered exclusive bonus discs with the DVD of Lionsgate’s latest Tyler Perry flick, Good Deeds, which included a "Creating Good Chemistry" featurette, and HBO’s DVD and Blu-ray sets of the final season of “Entourage,” which came with a 65-minute Q&A.

Over at Best Buy, Ghost Rider fans could get Sony Pictures’ new Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D Blu-ray with 20 minutes of additional footage and an exclusive bonus disc with a “Vehicles of Vengeance” featurette.

For Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Best Buy offered the Blu-ray combo pack in steelbook packaging, as well as a Blu-ray of the first film in steelbook packaging separately for $9.99.

Best Buy also offered an exclusive figurine with the purchase of Warner’s Superman vs. the Elite direct-to-video animated movie on Blu-ray. Walmart offered a two-DVD special edition of Superman vs. the Elite, a configuration not offered elsewhere until July 24.

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18 Jun, 2012
By: John Latchem



The glut of new June releases continued with a June 12 slate that included Warner’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which should have no trouble topping the sales charts after a $186.8 million haul at the domestic box office.

Contenders for runner-up status include Sony Pictures’ Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance ($51.8 million) and Lionsgate’s latest Tyler Perry movie, Good Deeds ($35 million).

With Warner titles delayed at kiosks, Good Deeds and Ghost Rider should top the rental chart.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 6/17/2012

1 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Warner New
2 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony Pictures New
3 Good Deeds Liosngate New

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 6/17/2012

1 Good Deeds Liosngate New
2 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony Pictures New
3 Man on a Ledge Lionsgate/Summit 3
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Was that everything you needed Bruce?
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Yes that is all I need for 2012, thanks. I wouldn't mind though if you posted them going back further.
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Well, I'll see what I have handy today.

I wasn't diligent about capturing them until I starting organizing data for this year but I think that HMM has them going back for most of 2011.

No promises on how fast I can do it, but I also want to see at least all of 2011 and earlier if we can.
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(Here's something slightly tangential).

At FutureShop (a chain store owned by BestBuy in Canada) this week, they have an offer where if one buys six blurays from a preselected list, they will give you a free bluray player.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/categ...reebluray.aspx

This may sound like a prank, but it turns out the deal is for real.
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(Here's something slightly tangential).

At FutureShop (a chain store owned by BestBuy in Canada) this week, they have an offer where if one buys six blurays from a preselected list, they will give you a free bluray player.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/categ...reebluray.aspx

This may sound like a prank, but it turns out the deal is for real.
I couldn't get the link to work on my iPhone. What movies are on that list? Crazy to see free player giveaways. It's like the format war all over again. Except this time the war is with DVD.

You know what would be neat to see. Is a list of titles that have made it to the bargain bin. It's funny to already see these huge bins at Walmart and Best Buy.
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