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Old 10-20-15, 05:49 PM
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re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - #2, but we try harder

Very disappointing numbers. I thought there would be some carry over since Avengers was released on a Friday. Last week there were only two days of sales for Avengers in the report, and this week is only $33 million?
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re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - #2, but we try harder

No one gave a shit about Avengers 2.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
No one gave a shit about Avengers 2.
The box office did, so that's surprising.
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138
The box office did, so that's surprising.
on Blu-ray I mean.
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Everyone wanted to see it in theaters. But apparently they didn't need to own it after that.
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To be fair, I didn't buy it on Blu-ray either. I contributed to the drop in %.
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I saw the original twice in theaters and knew I would enjoy watching it at home. I saw the sequel once and don't really feel the urge to watch it again. That said, I did buy it when the price dropped a bit.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
on Blu-ray I mean.
Yeah, I'd have hoped that would've translated to Blu-ray sales, but apparently not.
Old 10-20-15, 09:16 PM
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Which is a trip, because Fury Road was quite the opposite. That made a lot of money on BD and helped keep those numbers high for a couple of weeks.
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I went to Target (for non-DVD-related stuff) the night Age of Ultron was released and it was close to sold out. (I already had it coming in the mail from Walmart, it arrived a day later though I haven't had time to watch it anyways.) Target actually had it for a better price the 2nd week it was out, would have waited til then had I known.
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Yeah, I recall seeing Ultron almost or completely sold out at stores by the end of that weekend.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Which is a trip, because Fury Road was quite the opposite. That made a lot of money on BD and helped keep those numbers high for a couple of weeks.
Avengers did four times the box office so people knew what it was. The people who didn't see Mad Max in the theaters were intrigued by the buzz and the insane Rotten Tomatoes rating, so they made the purchase.
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Originally Posted by davidh777
Avengers did four times the box office so people knew what it was. The people who didn't see Mad Max in the theaters were intrigued by the buzz and the insane Rotten Tomatoes rating, so they made the purchase.
My point is that Avengers 2 doesn't have much re-watch factor. The only way you'll see a surge in Ultron sales is when it hits $9.99.

I wonder what the numbers were on the first Avengers film on BD? I doubt that one dropped off like a brick in BD sales like Ultron. It's just odd to me that everyone seemed to have gotten their fill at the theater and didn't care to get it on BD.

By that same token, I guarantee that Jurassic World will dominate the BD charts for a few weeks. A shit ton of people saw it in theaters and a shit more ton of people will buy it on BD.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
My point is that Avengers 2 doesn't have much re-watch factor. The only way you'll see a surge in Ultron sales is when it hits $9.99.

I wonder what the numbers were on the first Avengers film on BD? I doubt that one dropped off like a brick in BD sales like Ultron. It's just odd to me that everyone seemed to have gotten their fill at the theater and didn't care to get it on BD.
Why is it odd when you just said there's no rewatch factor?

As I said earlier, the first film was much more entertaining than the second.

Don't think a Disney film is likely to hit $9.99. It might hit streaming before then.
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I personally found Ultron to be much more entertaining and had more rewatch factor than Mad Max. I watched Mad Max because of the "buzz" and while I enjoyed the action and the ride while it was going on, I forgot everything about it almost immediately after it being over. I felt it was completely forgettable.
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sales info from www.the-numbers.com:

The Avengers
week 1: 5,098,958 total units / 3,012,207 BD
week 2: 1,285,744 total units / 621,913 BD -79%

Age of Ultron
week 1: 1,603,724 total units / 1,112,273 BD
week 2: data not available yet

Guardians of the Galaxy
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week 1: 3,472,284 total units / 2,264,583 BD
week 2: 955,248 total units / 472,610 BD -79%

Obviously the numbers for Age of Ultron are way down, but it was released on a Friday, so its first week was truncated. The percentage of BD sales is also much higher that it was for the first film. Guardians of the Galaxy is probably a better comparison, but it was released right before Christmas and most likely got a big bump from holiday sales. We won't really know Ultron's sales fate until after the holidays.
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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
My point is that Avengers 2 doesn't have much re-watch factor.
I actually thought it was better the 2nd time, more than most movies are.
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Jurassic World should increase those sales figures. Surprisingly it was the highest grossing movie of the year and one of the highest grossing movies in movie history.

I went to Target yesterday and they were pretty low on inventory.
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We're selling the DVD like crazy. I've hardly seen anyone buy the BD.
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They picked a terrible release date for Ultron. Much of the East Coast was drenched by rain on Friday and for much of that weekend. People don't realize how weather affects spending patterns and consumption. The studios pray for decent weather when their movies open.

I think some Marvel fatigue has set in with the general audience.
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DisneyLife announced for the UK. It's 9.99 for all the Pixar films, classic Disney flicks, music, TV, and books. Launching November in the UK and throughout Europe next year.

Pre-existing contracts prevent this service from launching in the US right now but you can tell where things are headed.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
They picked a terrible release date for Ultron. Much of the East Coast was drenched by rain on Friday and for much of that weekend. People don't realize how weather affects spending patterns and consumption. The studios pray for decent weather when their movies open.

I think some Marvel fatigue has set in with the general audience.
Picking a Friday for release date was an odd move. Did the studio say why they released Ultron on Friday vs Tuesday?
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re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - #2, but we try harder

They've done that in the past for "special" titles- I think the 2nd Harry Potter movie was one of the first to do that. The success of anything shouldn't ride completely on how it sells on its first day out though- it'll hopefully still be on the shelves for a few years after that!

Plus with this "early digital" nonsense that many movies have been getting, I've been caring even less about how soon I acquire a disc- I'll likely wait even longer for price drops than I have before. It's not like I have a shortage of other things to watch!
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Originally Posted by DJariya
Jurassic World should increase those sales figures.

I went to Target yesterday and they were pretty low on inventory.
Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138
We're selling the DVD like crazy. I've hardly seen anyone buy the BD.
I wasn't going to buy it, but I got suckered in by that round tin.

Shame on me. Shame. On. Me.
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Besides the already mentioned (possible) reasons (ie. crappy movie, bad weather, fatigue, odd street date, etc ...), what other reasons could there be for lackluster bluray sales of Ultron?

Could this just be running of the course of general apathy and/or declining interest in bluray?

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