For the week ending on November 11th, Sony Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man topped the Blu-ray-only and overall package media charts. Director Marc Webb's reboot of the blockbuster Spider-Man franchise made a huge sales impression in just a few days; it streeted on Friday, November 9th as opposed to Tuesday the 6th, and still it managed to top all home media charts, including 3D Blu-rays (in fact, 17% of its total numbers came from 3D). These totals bode well for The Amazing Spider-Man's small-screen future, as does its impressive HD market share of 72%.
Second place on the overall and Blu-ray-only media rankings went to another Sony new release, albeit a more family-friendly one: Arthur Christmas. This holiday-themed CGI comedy had a somewhat disappointing theatrical run following its debut last year - it grossed only $46 million domestically, though its international performance of $100 million was much stronger. The amount of Arthur Christmas copies certainly reflects some of the viewer disinterest; while it came in second, it sold only 15% as many Blu-rays as The Amazing Spider-Man and 26% as many overall media units, and it had an HD market share of 42%.
Finally, sales titan The Avengers occupied the number three position on the Blu-ray-only chart. After seven weeks on home media, the superhero adventure showed no signs of disappearing - even on the overall media list, where Secret of the Wings came in third, The Avengers mustered a respectable sixth-place showing. The film moved 9% as many Blu-rays as The Amazing Spider-Man and had a 32% HD market share, while its total package media scores saw it selling 14% as many total units as that other Marvel actioner.
Arthur Christmas released on Blu almost a year since its theatrical release. That's rare for new releases these days. It wasn't missed though. Rented it and it was manic and all over the place. Not destined to be a Christmas classic.
Beast, forget about your prejudices . TDKR and Finding Nemo will result in a new weekly revenue share vs DVD record. TDKR will achive more than 72% (The Avengers and The Amazing Spiderman both reached 72% of its units sales for Blu-ray) and has a chance to break the current record of 76% (Prometheus). Count on it .
TDKR didn't really disappoint me that much, and I'm a Nolan Batman fan. Yeah, it was no Dark Knight, but really how could Nolan have topped that one?! I'm gonna buy it day one and even splurge on the ultimate collector's edition set that will be coming next year!
Dreadul movie. Hated it when I saw it at the cinema. Absolutely unnecessary reboot of a really good series.
Even by comic book standards Amazing Spiderman is way too silly and clichéd, acting and fx are crap, characterisation non-existent. Rated SMC - for seriously mentally challenged only.