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Blu-ray Sales, February 18-24: Skyfall and Argo Take Top Spots

Posted February 27, 2013 09:20 PM by Josh Katz

Blu-ray DiscFor the week that ended on February 24th, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's release of Skyfall again topped the Blu-ray media rankings. The film, which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide when it premiered theatrically last November, continued to succeed on the home media market, where it garnered a healthy HD market share of 53%.

Following Skyfall on the Blu-ray rankings was HBO Home Entertainment's Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season box set. This critically and commercially successful fantasy drama begins its third season in just a few weeks and as such, fans eagerly picked up copies of its sophomore year. HBO's Game of Thrones package had a Blu-ray market share of 61% and almost overtook Skyfall; it sold 99% as many Blu-rays as the James Bond adventure. On the overall package media list, the series came in at third place and sold 71% as many copies as the top seller.

However, the third place rankings got a little convoluted. On the Blu-ray-only list, Argo rounded out the top three. The film, which just won three Academy Awards, including one for Best Picture, grossed over $207 million worldwide on top of its $44 million production budget, and its small-screen debut in the top three certainly bodes well for its future. It sold 97% as many Blu-rays as Skyfall and had a 43% HD market share. When taking into account all package media, though, Argo actually outpaced Skyfall, coming in at number one; there, Skyfall took the second place spot and sold 83% as many total units as Argo.

Top Ten Blu-ray Sellers for Week Ending 02/24/13:
  1. Skyfall
  2. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
  3. Argo
  4. Monsters, Inc.
  5. Peter Pan
  6. Sinister
  7. Hotel Transylvania
  8. Flight
  9. Top Gun
  10. Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Top Five Home Media Sellers for Week Ending 02/24/13 (% of Blu-ray's Market Share Noted):
  1. Argo (43%)
  2. Skyfall (53%)
  3. Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season (61%)
  4. Sinister (27%)
  5. Monsters, Inc. (100%)
Top Three Blu-ray 3D Sellers for Week Ending 02/24/13 (Per % of Total Unit Sales):
  1. Top Gun 3D (94%)
  2. Monsters, Inc. 3D (31%)
  3. The Avengers 3D (17%)
  4. Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D (16%)
  5. Brave 3D (7%)



Source: Home Media Magazine | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (4 comments)



supasmashbrotha76
  Feb 27, 2013
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Game of Thrones!!

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prkprkprk
  Feb 27, 2013
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Only #3 for Argo? Odd, I figured a lot more people would be buying that due to the Best Picture win.

Inspector Toschi
  Feb 27, 2013
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"For the week that ended on February 24th"

Argo won the Oscar on the night of the 24th. Expect to see the sales bump next week.

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zoodermin
  Feb 27, 2013
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Very glad that Skyfall, Game of Thrones and Argo are on top. Three excellent films/TV series. Also glad that Peter Pan and Monsters, Inc. are in the top five


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