Weekly OAR vs MAR Sales W/O 11/03/03

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  1. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    Well not too much to report as the week of 11/03/03 did not have any significant Dual Releases. No MAR release made the top 20. Here it is.

    Obviously "Finding Nemo" Was number one

    "Legally Blonde 2" was number 2 (no MAR release for that title)

    "Matrix Reloaded 2" WS was number 3.

    "Hulk" WS was number 4

    "Lion King" Was 5

    "Friends" 5th season was 6

    "28 Days Later" WS was 7

    "Charles Angles" WS/unrated was 8

    Indiana Jones" WS was 9

    "The Italian Job" WS was 10

    "The Matrix" Was 11

    "Scarface" WS was 12

    "2 Fast 2 Furious" WS was 14

    "The Two Towers" WS was 16

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    T3 should be #1 next week. In spite of the WS conterversy it is experiencing
     
  2. Lev-S

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    That is pretty remarkable. Maybe the message will get clearer and clearer for the studios that OAR is becoming the new standard. Then, and only then, might MAR DVD be written off as a failed experiment.[​IMG]

    Hell, there's always the "Zoom" button, right?
     
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    Why do stores like Target and Wal-Mart continue to stock such large numbers of FS? Imagine how much lower the FS numbers would be if these large chains kept just a handful of FS in stock, for the VERY small number who specifically request it.

    I would bet a large number of FS sales are to people who wouldn't care either way, who just happen to pick up the FS because there's so damn many of them at some stores.
     
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    It has to be getting to a point where there is no reason to do dual releases anymore. I wonder how much of an extra cost there is in doing a dual release.
     
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    Thanks for doing these threads. I'm exited to see that No MAR releases are in the top 20 this week.
     
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    Mike,

    Have a look in this thread for that controversy:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...hreadid=168176

    But mainly I wanted to say thanks for the sales recap. Nice to see none of the MARs in the Top 20...though I suspect there would have been one if Nemo had been a dual release. [​IMG]

    I'll be looking for next week's comparison!
     
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    Yeah, I do have to commend Disney/Pixar. Disney really seems to be getting on the ball with OAR. With doing both versions in the same package if not just OAR only. With examples of OAR vs MAR (Sleeping Beauty as a recent example) Buena Vista seems to be one of the few left that still does OAR only releases. I never thought I'd see the day but Disney is running circles around Columbia and Artisan for OAR support
     

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