Monsters, Inc. Sets First Day Sales Record

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  1. Peter Kline

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    I'm slightly surprised by this. It's a great movie, but I never thought it would set a first day sales record. I don't recall it being as big of a hit in theaters as "Shrek" or "Toy Story".
     
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    It doesn't always correlate. Some home video sales have been bigger in total $ then the theatrical release. Disney/Pixar know how to market and make DVDs that have great appeal.
     
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    Monsters, Inc made $255 million domestically. By comparison Shrek made $267, Toy Story made $191, and Toy Story 2 made $246.
     
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    I know the studio doesn't bank the full price of the DVD, but 5 Million DVDs at $15-20 retail, makes $75-100 Million in one day. That ain't bad!

    Anyone know what percentage goes to the studio?
     
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    For us DVD fanatics, it would be interesting to know what percentage of the 5 million was on DVD. I know at my local Blockbuster where I took advantage of their Monsters Inc offer, DVD reservations were running about 4:1 compared to VHS reservations. It's too bad the article only gave total sales, rather than breaking it down into DVD and VHS.

    Oh well, I'm sure someone will have those statistics. An impressive debut, to say the least.

    Steve K.
     
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    I went to K-mart after work yesterday (Wednesday) to pick up the DVD. They were sold out! There was a big display at the entrance full of video tapes, but not one DVD. The DVD manager had one left under the counter so I actually got one, but the clerk was surprised that they had sold out. I guess everyone that came into the store was asking for it.

    I saw it in the theater and liked it, but like it even more after watching it at home last night. It's a very good movie and I'm sure kids love it. I would bet that it ends up being in the top three DVDs this year.
     
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    This DVD seemed a little cheaper (at about $15) than most, especially with the deals that were around (k-mart, blockbuster), maybe that had something to do with it.
     
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    Well, the retail price was $29.99, which is the same or even higher than most new DVD releases (though it is nicely-priced for a Disney 2-disc), but many stores did have this heavily discounted, and for sale for around $15-$17.
    I'm not too surprised by this news. It's a great movie and a great DVD. Plus, the "Disney" and "Pixar" names are names that many people will buy even without seeing.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Kudos to Pixar for a 4th great movie and another wonderful DVD!
     
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    According to Hollywood Reporter, 65% were from DVD sales. A local store, Brandsmart, sells the DVD for $14.88!
     
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    That means 1.75 million people bought VHS?! Who ARE these people and why do I never see or come across anyone who still buys new videocassettes? [​IMG]
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    My guess is Spiderman in November will break it and then Attack of the Clones around Christmas time will break that.
     
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    Anyone know what's on the bonus disc offered at Wal-Mart? It was inside the shrink-wrap, but I didn't seem to find any description of the contents (bought mine at Kmart for $4 less).
     
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    I went to Circuit City last night and they only had two copies left. But the real tragedy was Frailty was sold out!
    Aaargh![​IMG] I didn't have time to complain about a major store selling out only one day after the release because it was nearly closing time and I had to rush off to Best Buy. But worry not! Frailty was still available there.[​IMG]
     
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