Long-suffering John Carter fans are being treated to their first actual “win” in the media by a grand total of two articles (so far) acknowledging that John Carter was the top selling home video disk last week in its first week of release, finishing ahead of Safe House, Act of Valor, and Journey 2. In terms of unit sales, (the only thing being reported thus far) , John Carter’s lead is fairly narrow; however when it becomes a dollar total it seems the lead may be stronger, since a high percentage of John Carter was sold as multi-disk sets.
Anyway …. enthusiasts, enjoy! Contrarians, by all means be contrary!
Home Media Magazine: John Carter Rise to top of disk sales
The post-Memorial Day onslaught of high-powered theatricals is officially underway, with the top five spots on the national home video sales charts for the week ended June 10 all going to new releases.
Walt Disney Studios’ John Carter snagged the top spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Fox’s Act of Valor finished a close second on both charts, while Universal Studios’ Safe House debuted at No. 3, also on both charts.
The two top sellers earned similar box office revenue — John Carter grossed $72.9 million in U.S. theaters, while Act of Valor grossed $70 million — and both are geared toward the post-Memorial Day action crowd, as is Safe House, starring Denzel Washington, which earned $126.2 million.
All three titles finished within 4% of each other in terms of unit sales, according to Nielsen data.