Weekly OAR vs MAR Sales W/O 12/28

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  1. WillG

    WillG Producer

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    Well with all the MAR madness we have been seeing lately, I hope these figures get paid attention to. CTHE, Artisan and MGM, I'm looking in your direction.

    Number one for the week of 12/28 was "American Wedding Unrated" W/S. According to Video Business this title sold 3 million copies in the first 3 days. P&S only made number 14

    Number two was "S.W.A.T." W/S. P&S only made 13

    Number three was "Pirates of the Carribbean" No MAR release

    Number four was "Freaky Friday" Both versions in the same package

    Number Five was "Seabiscuit" W/S. MAR did not make the top 20

    Number Six was "Finding Nemo" Both versions in the same package

    Number Seven was "League of Extraordinary Gentleman" W/S. P&S did not make the top 20

    Number Eight was "Jeepers Creepers 2" No MAR release

    Number Nine was "Sex and the City" Fifth Season

    Number Ten was "X-Men 2" W/S. P&S did not make the top 20

    Number Eleven was "Bruce Almighy" W/S. P&S was at 19

    Number Twelve was "Bad Boys II" No MAR release

    Number Fifteen was "The Two Towers" WS. P&S did not make the top 20

    Number Sixteen was "The Medallion" Both versions in the same package

    Number Seventeen was "The Two Towers EE" No MAR release

    Number Eighteen was "Scarface" W/S. P&S did not make the top 20

    Number 20 was "Indiana Jones" W/S. P&S has long fallen off the top 20.

    Stats are from Video Business


    P&S is NOT NEEDED to sell DVDs!
     
  2. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Seems obvious to me, but I get the feeling these studios are clinging desperately to their "market research" that's likely over 10 years old and pre-dates DVD and HDTV.

    Given the consistent sales figures over the past year that show WS outselling 99.9% of its MAR counterparts, I can't believe any studio can still claim "consumers prefer full screen" with any seriousness.
     

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