Weekly OAR vs MAR Sales - 11/06/04

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  1. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    I haven't posted this for a few weeks, but I figured I'd start again. Another good week for OAR.

    Hulk WS debuts at number 1 while the P&S only makes number 16

    Matrix Reloaded WS makes 2 while the P&S only makes 17

    Charlie's Angels WS makes number 3 while the P&S has fallen off the top 20

    Indiana Jones WS is at number 4 while P&S is at 18

    Scarface WS still remains in the top 10 while the P&S has fallen off the top 20

    The Italian Job is at 9 while the P&S is gone from the top 20

    2 Fast 2 Furious WS is at 14 while the P&S is gone from the top 20

    The Two Towers WS remains in the top 20 while the P&S in gone

    I noticed that the 1st Matrix is at 12 on the charts. Interesting how a film that has been on DVD for a couple of years and has already sold like a Billion copies (it did have the top sales record at one point) is beating the P&S version of Matrix Reloaded. Not too shabby

    On a side note the Looney Tunes Golden collection debuted at number 11 while the Premiere Collection didn't crack the top 20. Expect future volumes of the Golden Collection

    Stats are from Video Business they will also be listed at Widescreen Advocate

    One other thing. I got slack from doing this every week because it didn't seem like the threads were generating lots of interest. Members, please give me some feedback on these posts and let me know if the info is helpful

    Thanks,
    Will
     
  2. Joshua Clinard

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    Indeed, another great week for OAR. At least in terms of sales. Announcements of Children's Titles, however, is a very different story. Of intersting note though, is that the top 4 titles are widescreen, and there fullscreen counterparts are on the lower end of the charts, with a few dropping off completely.
     
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  4. Ed St. Clair

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    Thx for the update on the WS vs. P&S.
    The results just keep getting better & better.
    Sure a 'few' titles still fall though the cracks.
    Unfortunately.
    However, most is good news for anamorphic widescreen.
    Although, OAR, still has battles too be fought & won.
    Troubling still about Disney.
    All TV ad's I saw for Lion King were P&S.
    While "ALL" the ad's/previews for upcoming releases on F Nemo disc 2, were letterboxed (even the direct to video releases).
    None, were anamorphic.
    Wish these, especially The Incredibles, were on disc one and done right!
    Unfortunately, that would probably mean 'forced ad's' to Disney.
     
  5. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    Josh,

    If you are refering to "Matilda" and "Annie" I'm sure they won't burn up the charts. But it it shameful that they won't be getting an OAR release. Especially due to the fact they are both 2.35:1
     
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    It's great to see these stats...now my question is this...do the studios actually READ the stats and see that WS is the preferred format? I don't expect an answer to that question, but it does make me wonder.
     
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    It was mentioned in another thread by another member but I was in Best Buy and noticed how much prominence was given to the MAR version of the "Raiders" set to the point of including a bonus disk that is not included in the OAR version.

    Why are they trying to push the MAR version? It seems counter-intuative considering that, for the most part, DVDs and CDs are just lures to get people into the stores to buy the expesive items such as, dare I say it, WIDESCREEN (16:9) TVs.

    One would think they would want to link OAR DVDs with 16:9 TVs but then again I am not a marketing major.
     
  8. WillG

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    Well, the WS has been out performing the P&S. I would guess that stores are left with an overabundance of P&S and that is why they are pushed. As for the Best Buy Bonus disc, this was not a P&S exclusive. It's likely that there well Copies of the set with the bonus disc on the P&S versions that just went unsold

    I think it is stupid that a P&S version exists in the first place. Spielberg and Lucas certainly could have easilly vetoed it and the only way someone could watch it would be to watch it properly.
     
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    The bonus discs seemed to be included equally with both versions but, as WillG says, now that the OAR version has sold out all you see on the shelf are the MAR versions.
     
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    Keep posting these threads, everyone needs to see the sales comparisons.
     

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