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Samuel_M 11-05-03 04:49 PM

Finding Nemo Sets New One Day Sales Record!
 
Hello:

8 Million DVD/VHS sales in one day!!! The breakdown was about 80% DVD vs. 20% VHS. Not too shabby! ;)

Here is the link to the story:

http://money.cnn.com/2003/11/05/tech...ex.htm?cnn=yes

Enjoy!

Kerborus 11-05-03 04:54 PM

Unbelievable...

I don't understand what sells a movie then. The Disney formula sure seems to do the trick...

Dazed 11-05-03 04:57 PM

I prefer to think of it as the Pixar formula :D

The disney formula doesnt seem to be that great lately.

Either way this is great news for a great film.

joshualane 11-05-03 04:57 PM

It's not the Disney formula... it's the Pixar formula which is far better!

Alien Redrum 11-05-03 05:20 PM

Wow. I would have thought Lion King would have done better.

Go figure.

Iron_Giant 11-05-03 05:29 PM

I bought my copy yesterday at BestBuy for $15.99.

I was there about 90 minutes after BB opened and I could already tell that alot of the Nemo DVDs were gone.

NikePenguin 11-05-03 05:54 PM

I went to CC at lunchtime and they had already run out of the bonus mousepads. I had no trouble getting the bonus radio with Lion King when it came out.

TomOpus 11-05-03 06:06 PM

This is not surprising. I told people at work 3 days ago it will set a one day record. It took over The Lion King as the king of the animated box office. There was no "widescreen" vs "full screen" or "boxset" vs "regular release" battles or decisions.

In a nutsell, it's a great movie, lots of extras, just before Christmas and most places had it for around $15. Pixar just does it right.... again.

TomOpus 11-05-03 06:10 PM


Originally posted by Lucian55
Oh yeah, what had the record? How much?
Well, if you clicked on the link in the first post.... :p

Okay, it was 5 million... Monster's Inc

talemyn 11-05-03 08:27 PM


Originally posted by TomOpus
Well, if you clicked on the link in the first post.... :p

Okay, it was 5 million... Monster's Inc

That's strange . . . this story says something different than the other one . . .

The animated tale sold a record 8 million DVD and VHS copies in its first day Tuesday, breaking the previous high of 7 million set last year by "Spider-Man," according to "Finding Nemo" partners Disney and Pixar Animation.
I wonder which is right? :hscratch:

theneobez 11-05-03 08:42 PM

I am right

Autotelik 11-05-03 08:58 PM

8 Mil copies in one day is a lot. If you average that out, it means that roughly 3% of the population has a copy in their homes. Think about how many people live on your block, and how many of those houses have Finding Nemo sitting around right now.

TomOpus 11-05-03 09:09 PM


Originally posted by talemyn
That's strange . . . this story says something different than the other one . . .I wonder which is right? :hscratch:
Well well... that's fishy (sorry... heh heh)

Darryl 11-05-03 10:11 PM

I have never been a fan of anything Disney released, with the exception of FANTASIA. Pixar continues to amaze. Disney should be grateful for them (although you rarely see anything Pixar related at the theme parks). FINDING NEMO is an excellent DVD, once again Pixar does not dissapoint.

Kerborus 11-05-03 10:30 PM

Well then, get me a pencil and some paper and a few silly celebrity voices...

I mean honestly, Pixar being cool aside, it wows me that Star Wars or Lord of the Rings or ANY other movie other than an animated movie like 'Nemo' has this title.

Is it because kids buy it too? Kids, teens, adults and grandpa? It has to be... A wider audience to sell too?

I for one, won't be buying it... Sorry Disney/Pixar.

SteveL 11-05-03 10:33 PM


Originally posted by TomOpus
Well well... that's fishy (sorry... heh heh)
:lol:

GMLSKIS 11-05-03 11:25 PM

Cool - I knew it would !

BJacks 11-05-03 11:51 PM


Originally posted by Kerborus
Is it because kids buy it too? Kids, teens, adults and grandpa? It has to be... A wider audience to sell too?
Of course. Finding Nemo is a film that appeals to just about every demographic. I saw old guys buying it, teenage girls, janitors, guys in Harley Davidson garb, etc.

NikePenguin 11-06-03 12:40 AM

Don't forget "Finding Nemo" is a current hit especially with the current crop of kids. Lion King is 9 years old. I don't think a lot of high school kids are clamoring for their parents to buy them Lion King!

caiman 11-06-03 01:12 AM

I predicted this when I saw every person at Best Buy holding a copy (sometimes more than one). Couldn't have happened to a better DVD.

cruzness 11-06-03 01:27 AM

Let's face it. It's a great film by Pixar. No widescreen vs. full screen debate. And Christmas is coming. I wouldn' be surprised if early Christmas shopping helped sell another couple of million units.

DVD Polizei 11-06-03 02:11 AM

8 Mil copies in one day is a lot. If you average that out, it means that roughly 3% of the population has a copy in their homes

Actually, that means .001% of the population has the movie, and they are selling them all on eBay at inflated prices. :D

gerrythedon 11-06-03 02:18 AM

I was off by 1million:)... PIXAR rules!!!

[2nd post]
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...5&pagenumber=1

eau 11-06-03 02:23 AM

I got my copy from Target on Tuesday, contributing 1 to the 9 millions record ;)

Btw, Pixar rules, and Disney sucks!

PixyJunket 11-06-03 07:20 AM

Nemo > You


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