In its second week on shelves, Alice in Wonderland was again the top-selling title on Blu-ray, according to data from Nielsen VideoScan for the week ended June 13. Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island came in a strong second, selling more than 80% as many units as Alice. From Paris with Love was third, and The Wolfman dropped to fifth place.
@theokbadguy: I too have to get the best available option. I think it's some sort of disease. On a more serious note, the $5 is worth the upgrade just for the DVD (still have a DVD player in the living room).
Wish I had waited a couple days to get "Shutter Island", but this Blu-ray disease eats away at me when great films come out, I must buy them A.S.A.P. Ended up spending $6-7 more dollars than I could have, had I waited 5 days or so. :-( I lost the receipt too, so I can't return it just yet.
More people chose the combo because the $10 coupon was only good for that version, so why pay $20 when you can have more for $17?... And although some stores will take it on the single disc version, not everyone here would stoop that low to even try using it...
I picked up the 3-disc because I actually use the dvd copy to let family borrow it or for when the kids want to take the portable dvd player on the road or to grandma's. I also upload the digital copies into Itunes. I don't have use for them yet, but I'll be getting an Itouch soon enough, and they'll come in handy. I could have one kid watching a dvd on the player, and another one could watch something on the Itouch (they'll be borrowing it from me 'til I get them all one), and it'll be nice and quiet in the car.
Oh, and with Disney's $10.00 coupon for the 3-disc, it was a no brainer to get it since it was cheaper than the single disc release. The little extra slipcover and artcards Best Buy had was a nice touch as well.
I'll gladly buy more of them if they keep releasing them, but I will stop if they resort to flippers. I have no use for flippers, and that would be a stupid move on Disney's part if they started releasing them that way.
I only used the DVD once that came with a package.. Namely from AVATAR to give it someone.. And back when Rambo was released I used the Digital Copy just to see how that works.. But you guys are right.. It's some sort of disease.. I can never get the cheap version if there is something better out..
Say, for instance, Alice sold 10,000 units. 80% of 10,000 is 8,000. More than 80% would be over 8,000 units. Just take the # of Alice units sold and multiply that # by .8 to find # of Shutter Island units sold.