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Blu-ray Sales, June 17-23: Jack the Giant Slayer Journeys to Number One

Posted June 27, 2013 10:30 AM by Josh Katz

Blu-ray DiscFor the week that ended on June 23rd, Warner Bros' Jack the Giant Slayer took the number one spot on the Blu-ray-only and overall media rankings. Director Bryan Singer's adventure was considered a disappointment after its theatrical release last March. The film, which accrued an estimated production budget of $195 million, grossed only $65 million domestically (and $132 million internationally, bringing its cumulative total to just $197 million) and did not do much better with critics; its Metacritic score topped out at 51%. However, this small-screen success suggests a potential second life on home media, where Jack the Giant Slayer came out on top and had a Blu-ray market share of 43%.

Next up on the overall package media and Blu-ray-only lists was last week's winner, the Wizard of Oz prequel Oz the Great and Powerful. Director Sam Raimi (Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn), steered this blockbuster fantasy to healthy box office earnings; its mediocre critical notices - a 44% Metacritic score - did not prevent the film from making almost $500 million worldwide on top of its $215 million budget. Oz the Great and Powerful sold 64% as many Blu-rays as Jack the Giant Slayer and had a Blu-ray market share of 38%, and on the overall package media list, it performed even stronger, moving 73% as many total units as Singer's fairy-tale-reimagining.

Finally, Paramount's Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters closed out the third spot on the Blu-ray-only and overall package media charts. Like Jack the Giant Slayer, the picture is an update of a popular children's fable, albeit a far bloodier one. This violent horror-comedy overcame poor reviews (its Metacritic score is 21%) to connect with audiences last winter; the $50-million movie made over $225 million worldwide. Hansel & Gretel sold 39% as many Blu-rays as Jack the Giant Slayer and had an HD market share of 41%, and it sold 41% as many total units as Jack the Giant Slayer.

Top Ten Blu-ray Sellers for Week Ending 06/23/13:
  1. Jack the Giant Slayer
  2. Oz the Great and Powerful
  3. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  4. 21 & Over
  5. A Good Day to Die Hard
  6. Identity Thief
  7. Snitch
  8. Movie 43
  9. Despicable Me
  10. Django Unchained
Top Five Home Media Sellers for Week Ending 06/23/13 (% of Blu-ray's Market Share Noted):
  1. Jack the Giant Slayer (43%)
  2. Oz the Great and Powerful (38%)
  3. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (41%)
  4. Identity Thief (28%)
  5. Snitch (26%)
Top Five Blu-ray 3D Sellers for Week Ending 06/23/13 (Per % of Total Unit Sales):
  1. Life of Pi 3D (22%)
  2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (12%)
  3. Jack the Giant Slayer 3D (10%)
  4. Finding Nemo 3D (8%)
  5. Wreck-It Ralph 3D (8%)



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

News comments (18 comments)


Graham1138
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Well it didn't get number one at the box office but it seems to be doing ok with home video sales. Why spend $15 for one movie theater ticket when you can spend $20 to own it and watch it from the comfort of your own home? Less people attend the theater now because the cost of going (especially if you are buying more than one ticket, you could spend upwards of $50 easy) is far more than out right buying and owning said movie.

majorkonig41
 - Jun 27, 2013

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9 out of 10 of the top 10 are complete junk. No wonder studios put forth almost no effort in most catalog titles and we have to wait forever to get some of them, if ever. Just churn out the latest crap and make a bunch of money. It will never change unless people stop purchasing such garabage.

PBateman87
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Buy Stoker, people!

Graham1138
 - Jun 27, 2013

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@PBateman87, exactly, Chan-Wook Park is a genius. The Vengeance Trilogy on Blu-Ray is a must own as well, one of my best purchases to date.

kknight
 - Jun 27, 2013

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@ Graham1138 -- I know exactly what you're saying and I try to follow that too... Once in a while though, I will go to the theater to watch the really good ones. Watching it with a crowd of people or on a date just aren't the same as home.

Graham1138
 - Jun 27, 2013

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@KKnight, exactly. There are some good comedies that are funnier in the theater when it's crowded and everyone is laughing, or big movies like Pacific Rim or Star Trek Into Darkness that you just have to see on a massive screen with 20 speakers blasting loudly.

DR BLU NEO
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Some are really good comments here.

Hair-Metal
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Jack the Giant Slayer was amazing on the big screen, by the way where is it $15 to get into the movies?, I always do the matinee for $6, anyway I really hope they do a sequel to the movie, I bought the Blu ray of the movie and have watched it twice in the last week!!!

lupinskitten
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Thought Jack looked stupid -- but when I saw it in theaters, I LOVED it. I'll buy it somewhere down the line.

Oz... enjoyed it, but didn't like some of its implications (seemed a bit sexist to me).

Hansel & Gretel is stupid, bloody fun.

Graham1138
 - Jun 27, 2013

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@Hair-Metal, here in Stockton, CA after 5pm ticket prices go from $10 to $15, IMAX 3D is like $17.99. So when I take my girlfriend to a movie and we get sour patch kids, a medium soda and popcorn with two tickets it's like $55. That's pretty pricey, coudn't imagine having kids, it'd be like $100 to take the whole family.

Daytripper
 - Jun 27, 2013

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"Hansel & Gretel" is great bloody fun. Halfway through watching it via Netflix, I went online and bought it. Only $13.00 brand new. Watched it again a few days later.

Jim L
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Interesting that the 3 top-sellers are children's stories/fairy tales. Nothing wrong that, at least the ones I've seen are entertaining.

Rainman208
 - Jun 27, 2013

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Jack the Giant Slayer and Hansel & Gretel are fun movies that didn't take themselves too seriously. I didn't see either one at the theater so blind bought both on Blu-ray. Excellent PQ & AQ on both.

I*heart*Criterion
 - Jun 27, 2013

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It's amazing. Whenever Criterion releases are mentioned on the front page, they are the most popular (most discussed) threads about, and yet they never seem to appear in the top 10 best selling Blu's....

kknight
 - Jun 28, 2013

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@Graham1138 -- Man I can't wait for "Pacific Rim", definitely watching that in IMAX 3D... BTW: you are spending $18 for an IMAX movie!? Buy the discounted tickets from Costco, about $8 a ticket then you pay $6 on top of that for IMAX so it's $14. If you're a member of AMC or Edwards, you'll get free food, tickets, etc... for using their theaters..

Graham1138
 - Jun 28, 2013

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@KKnight, yea Pacific Rim looks like it's gonna be really good. All we have out here in the Stockton CA area is Regal theaters. Thanks for the advice tho, I'll have to look into getting IMAX tickets thru COSTCO, that's awesome. I had no idea they sold discounted tickets there.

PBateman87
 - Jun 28, 2013

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@ Graham1138: After seeing Stoker and loving it, I wanted to check out more Park Chan-Wook films, it looks like the Vengeance Trilogy is somewhat hard to come by now and it's $60...too much for me to blind buy. Maybe I should just try to find Oldboy, which is over $30 itself.

Graham1138
 - Jun 28, 2013

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@PBateman87, dang that sucks man. I got mine from Amazon maybe a little over a year ago for like $40. I had seen them all about 3 years ago from a friend that ripped them for me. I had to buy them. Oldboy is great, kind of a play off of the Count of Monte Cristo. Only themes connect all three movies, and some actors who play different characters in all three, but you can watch Oldboy (the middle film) without having seen any of the other two. I highly recommend watching all three if you can. Especially before they're remade here in the states. Josh Brolin is the lead in the American remake for Oldboy. Chan-Wook Park had been keeping Will Smith from buying the rights to make an American remake for the last few years.


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