"Finding Nemo" breaks 1-day sales record

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  1. steve jaros

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    Disney said that a record 8 million copies of "Nemo" (dvd + video tape) were sold on tuesday. 80% of those sales, or 6.4 million copies, were DVD.

    Holy Mackerel!
     
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    Went to Circuit City today and they were sold out. They never sell out of big releases. I'll have to get it sometime this weekend I guess.

    AJG
     
  3. steve jaros

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    Yes - i wanted to get a copy at CC for $14.99, and there was actually a line of people (about 40) waiting to get in when the store opened.

    Hadn't seen a line at CC since November of 2000, when the PS2 was being released in quantities far below demand...
     
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    8 million x $15 (on average) = $120 million

    Studios should take note on just how profitable a good movie and dvd can be.
     
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    Neil - i think you make a good point about other studios taking notes: Disney does seem to do a better job of this (DVD marketing) than other companies. For example, "Shrek" made a little more money at the box office than "Monsters Inc." did, but MI sold signficantly more DVD copies..
     
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    Wal-Mart, the shit place it is, had it at a suprising low $13.99 for the DVD. I wasn't going to pick it up, but couldn't help doing at that price.
     
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    Have you noticed a decrease in the number of press releases touting that the latest DVD sales record has been broken. I remember even up to a year or two ago, every week the latest DVD broke the big sales record. Now it seems to have slowed down a lot. Maybe it got so high that it is now harder to break.
     
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    Yep, I would have thought we'd have two back to back (Lion King, then Nemo) but que sera [​IMG] Congrats to Nemo!
     
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    I think the next 1-day record breaker will be the DVD release of Spiderman 2...
     
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    Any Widescreen v. Full Screen numbers yet?
     
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    There is only one 2-disc version available with both widescreen (OAR) and recomposited 4:3.
     
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    Chad Wright:

     
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    Chris wrote:

     
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    Let's face it ...

    Di$ney knows how to do DVD right.

    It helps to have the geniuses at Pixar to help, though ...
     
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    The results so far may be good news for the on-going Disney/Pixar discussions. The fact is that nobody has the marketing clout that Disney currently has. Pixar knows this. I predict......... a deal will be announced before the end of the year that the two companies will continue their relationship. (I could be wrong though!) [​IMG]
     
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    could I add a slight correction to Neils calculation??

    you set the average price at 15$
    are dvds really that cheap in the US??
    I bought mine from an online shop and paid £16.99 =28$!!!!
    that is a lot of money (I did get mine 2 weeks ago though[​IMG]) But I think you will have to up your avaerage price a bit as I assume that a lot of people in the US willbuy it for more than those 15dollars, no??

    Still a hell of a lot of money for Pixar/Disney. this time they earned it though

    another point DVD/VHS 80:20 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] but that makes you think: I can only assume that most kids now have a DVDplayer in their rooms...and standard VHS is finally dead??
     
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    I paid $14.89. I think the average price would be impossible to determine, with each store selling at a different price. I imagine the studios (Pixar and Disney) get a set amount for each DVD sold and the retail store reaps most of the balance. Are these figures known? For example, if the studios get $10 for each DVD, the DVD consortium gets $1, the retailer gets the balance, etc... In this manner, it wouldn't matter what the average price paid by the consumer, as the studio would get a fixed fee for each disc sold.

    I would guess the average price would be in the range of $18. Some stores are selling Nemo for over $20.
     
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    Disney distribution gets a set wholesale price from the various retail chains for each DVD or VHS purchased (it doesn't matter if a store sells the product at $14.99 or a higher price). In most instances I'd say that $14.99 for the DVD brings little profit. When they raise the price after the first week to $19.99 then they start making some money. In any event as stated above, Nemo brings people into a store where it is hoped they'll buy some other product as well. This used to be called a 'loss leader" but that is illegal, so it isn't mentioned.
     
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    Good I was nearly worried and thought about emigrating to the US. It would save a lot of money on DVDs as here in europe I usually pay around 20-35$ for a new DVD.
     

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