For the week ending June 12, the Coen Brothers remake of True Grit finished on top of the Blu-ray sales chart. True Grit was a box office sensation, produced with a modest $38 million budget, the film finished its domestic theatrical run with a total of $171 million. Not only was the film a financial success, but it earned critical acclaim on its way to getting nominated for ten Academy Awards. True Grit was an overwhelming hit on the Blu-ray sales chart earning 53% of total unit sales from the HD format.
Adam Sandler's comedy Just Go With It finished its inital week of release at No.2 on both the Blu-ray and the overall sales charts. The film topped the $100 million mark in the domestic box office, but its Blu-ray Disc sales only managed 25% of the total recorded by True Grit. Typically comedies fail to duplicate their box office success in the home video market, a notable exception was The Hangover. With 36% of its total package media sales attributed to Blu-ray, Just Go With It did generate strong sales for the format.
The timely release of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights reaped rewards for Warner Brothers as it bowed No.3 on the Blu-ray and the overall sales charts. Emerald Knights had a massive 56% stake of total unit sales for Blu-ray. Another new release Sanctum finished the week No.4 on the Blu-ray sales chart and No.6 on the overall package media sales chart while commanding 52% of total sales for Blu-ray. For the week three out of the four new significant releases sold more units in Blu-ray.
What a shame, True Blood Season 3 sells more in its second week then Breaking Bad Season 3 does in its first. I have watched both shows True Blood and Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad is much much better than True Blood. Any True Blood watcher that neg's this better watch Breaking Bad before doing so.
@erlinmeyer: the coupon you mentioned of is valid for a Blu-ray or DVD purchase of True Grit. The coupon was/is very popular in the forums, but the majority of the buying plublic is not even aware it exists.
True blood may skew angsty but it ain't teenyboppin. But I'm old, and ladies didn't even look at me until I was in my 20s and had a decent job. If true blood is like your teen years, man, good work! My teen years are best depicted as a combination of travis bickle from taxi driver, master shake from aqua teen hunger force, and ikari shinji from evangelion. On a good day.