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Top DVD sales for 2004 (as of Dec 4th)

Old 12-20-04, 01:01 PM
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Top DVD sales for 2004 (as of Dec 4th)

1. Shrek 2
2. The Passion of the Christ
3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (not including EE)
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
5. The Day After Tomorrow
6. Matrix Revolutions*
7. Kill Bill-Vol. 1*
8. Brother Bear*
9. Spider-Man 2**
10. Cheaper by the Dozen*
11. Star Wars Trilogy
12. Elf

http://www.dvdfile.com/news/sales_statistics/index.html

*Guessed the positions of these DVD since the list was not updated every week this year.

**1st week on the chart, so I am sure it will rise over the next few weeks
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Own 10 out of the 12 DVDs, do not own Kill Bill and The Day after tomorrow.

The movie I have not seen is Kill Bill Vol 1.
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Old 12-20-04, 01:07 PM
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Wow, Cheaper by the Dozens sold more copies than the Star Wars Trilogy
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Here's a Total Profit list of the Top Selling DVD's.

20. COLD MOUNTAIN.......................... $127 million
19. VAN HELSING............................... $132 million
18. SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE............. $133 million
17. KILL BILL VOL. 1........................... $134 million
16. HAUNTED MANSION...................... $136 million
15. 50 FIRST DATES........................... $137 million
14. OPEN RANGE............................... $137 million
13. S.W.A.T...................................... $141 million
12. MASTER AND COMMANDER............. $142 million
11. MATRIX REVOLUTIONS................... $154 million
10. THE LAST SAMURAI....................... $162 million
9. LION KING 1 1/2.......................... $164 million
8. CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN............... $165 million
7. AMERICAN WEDDING.................... $168 million
6. DAY AFTER TOMORROW................ $177 million
5. BROTHER BEAR........................... $179 million
4. STAR WARS TRILOGY................... $213 million
3. PASSION OF THE CHRIST.............. $233 million
2. LOTR: The Return of the King......... $254 million
1. SHREK 2.................................... $261 million
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Old 12-20-04, 01:11 PM
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Wow, Open Range did incredibly well. Not a baqd movie, but I certainly didn't expect it to pull this sort of profit.
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Old 12-20-04, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh
Here's a Total Profit list of the Top Selling DVD's.

20. COLD MOUNTAIN.......................... $127 million
19. VAN HELSING............................... $132 million
18. SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE............. $133 million
17. KILL BILL VOL. 1........................... $134 million
16. HAUNTED MANSION...................... $136 million
15. 50 FIRST DATES........................... $137 million
14. OPEN RANGE............................... $137 million
13. S.W.A.T...................................... $141 million
12. MASTER AND COMMANDER............. $142 million
11. MATRIX REVOLUTIONS................... $154 million
10. THE LAST SAMURAI....................... $162 million
9. LION KING 1 1/2.......................... $164 million
8. CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN............... $165 million
7. AMERICAN WEDDING.................... $168 million
6. DAY AFTER TOMORROW................ $177 million
5. BROTHER BEAR........................... $179 million
4. STAR WARS TRILOGY................... $213 million
3. PASSION OF THE CHRIST.............. $233 million
2. LOTR: The Return of the King......... $254 million
1. SHREK 2.................................... $261 million

Is this the Total Profit? or Total Sales?
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Old 12-20-04, 01:46 PM
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That's how much they made. Whatever you want to call it.
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Old 12-20-04, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiGonJosh
That's how much they made. Whatever you want to call it.
But is that how much the movie made, or how much they made just off the dvd sales?
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Old 12-20-04, 03:49 PM
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Should be interesting to see what will beat Shrek 2
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Old 12-20-04, 03:56 PM
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Taking ONLY the DVD renevue from VideoBusiness/DVDExclusive.com, then the list changes a bit - when NOT including "All rental & VHS sales".

.......................................................USD Millions

1. SHREK 2..........................................212
2. STAR WARS TRILOGY.......................211
3. LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING.............204
4. PASSION OF THE CHRIST.................188
5. MATRIX REVOLUTIONS.....................125
6. BROTHER BEAR................................123
7. LION KING 11/2...............................117
8. DAY AFTER TOMORROW....................115
9. AMERICAN WEDDING.......................110
10. THE LAST SAMURAI........................107
11. CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN..................98
12. VAN HELSING..................................95
13. MASTER AND COMMANDER...............92
14. S.W.A.T...........................................87
15. HAUNTED MANSION.........................87
16. KILL BILL VOL. 1..............................82
17. OPEN RANGE....................................81
18. SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE...............76
19. 50 FIRST DATES...............................72
20. COLD MOUNTAIN..............................71

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Old 12-20-04, 11:52 PM
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Revenue is a lousy way to rank DVD sales, whether it's via rental, sales, profits or whatever. Boxed sets are artificially inflated in ranking because they cost more, while lower-priced sets are artificially deflated. Case in point, the Star Wars Trilogy wouldn't even be on Dane's list of the top 20 if it were ranked by units sold--the only accurate way to rank the top sellers.
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Old 12-21-04, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rasalas
Revenue is a lousy way to rank DVD sales, whether it's via rental, sales, profits or whatever. Boxed sets are artificially inflated in ranking because they cost more, while lower-priced sets are artificially deflated. Case in point, the Star Wars Trilogy wouldn't even be on Dane's list of the top 20 if it were ranked by units sold--the only accurate way to rank the top sellers.
No, the accurate way to rank the top sellers is by how much money something made. True, box sets cost more, but they generally sell less units because of it. Even so, Star Wars still made more money than everything other than Shrek 2. Although it seems to depend on whose list you go by, since different people's lists have different order to sales.
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I own 9 out of the 12. Don't own The Passion of the Christ, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Elf.
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I'm suprised Aladdin: Platinum Edition isn't on that list. It sure looked like it was selling well.
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I cant believe Cheaper By The Dozen sold as good as it did..

I got it for $5.99 used, lol..
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Old 12-21-04, 08:31 PM
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Pretty big numbers there.

I own none of those DVDs. I guess I'm a film snob.
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Originally Posted by Fok
Should be interesting to see what will beat Shrek 2
Finding Nemo 2
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I own none of those DVDs. I guess I'm a film snob.
Not really. You just have a different taste in movies. That's my guess.
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Old 12-22-04, 02:21 AM
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I thought Scarface would be on that list...it came out in '04, didn't it?
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Old 12-22-04, 05:05 PM
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No, the accurate way to rank the top sellers is by how much money something made.
Nope, I don't buy it.

Last year, The Indiana Jones Collection sold 3.3 million copies. The Matrix Reloaded sold 8.35 million copies. How can anyone argue that the former was a bigger seller than the latter just because its revenue was $10 million more? Indiana Jones might have brought in more money, but The Matrix Reloaded was clearly the bigger seller; it was nearly three times more popular. Measuring by units sold--the same way CDs and books are measured, by the way--puts everything on an equal plane.
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I thought Scarface would be on that list...it came out in '04, didn't it?

Scarface came out last year. I remember giving it as a X-mas present.
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