Domestic Weekly Sales For Blu-ray And DVD: Week Ending June 17th

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows earns a staggering $63,419,692.00 in its opening week of availability on DVD and Blu-Ray. Plus, updates on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and John Carter.

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By Mark Julian - 7/1/2012




Note: Figures for DVD and Blu-ray sales lag approx. 2 weeks behind so that accurate figures can be tabulated.

In its first week out on Blu-ray and DVD, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows sold a staggering combined total of 3,288,850 units for a combined gross of $63,419,692.00. That's more than what some films gross at the box office all together. Coming in second was Act of Valor followed by Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which also made its debut. Johnny Blaze had a combined DVD and Blu-ray gross of $12,969,233 on the strength of 703,142 units sold. Safe House took fourth place followed by John Carter in fifth. The Barsoom epic was in its second week of release and following a number 1 debut added $9,223,921 boosting its sales gross to $39,116,025.

Note: Figures for units sold and earning totals are combination of Blu-ray and DVD sales totals.

In terms of ranking for Week of Jun 17-23, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows remained in the number one spot, followed by Project X, Act of Valor, Big Miracle, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Safe House and John Carter, respectively. Expect exact sales figures to be released some time next week.

Source: The Numbers
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JerseyJoker - 7/1/2012, 6:59 PM
Those numbers help, when you consider blurays/dvd new releases are sold at anywhere from 19.99 - 25ish. So yeah, will help to put up big numbers.
brokenexcitement - 7/1/2012, 7:32 PM
Spirit of Vengeance was a crap movie...never should have been made. I like Nic Cage and enjoyed the first one, but this movie was as bad as most B-movies. I watched it and wished that I hadn't -__-
113 - 7/1/2012, 7:35 PM
Ghost Rider 2 was so damn bad. The first one was bad but it was at a least a somewhat respectable action movie. The second one was as bad as a B-movie you find buried in Netflix. I don't understand how anyone thought the second one would work.

I didn't see it in theaters, but if I had I probably would of walked out it was so bad.
Wildaniel - 7/1/2012, 7:36 PM
Soooooooooo, How much more money will The Avengers make when its released on Blu Ray/DVD?
ForceOfLegend - 7/1/2012, 7:47 PM
I am glad for Sherlock! Good movie! I hope they make a third!
CaptainObvious - 7/1/2012, 8:08 PM
I was so looking forward to see if Ghost Rider failed in DVD sales as much as it did at the box office. So much for Marvel having a perfect year.
MrsTonyStark0507 - 7/1/2012, 8:36 PM
I am one of the many who purchased the awesomeness that is Sherlock Holmes. I can't get enough of RDJ and the great Sherlock! Plus the Blu-ray's special features are damn good!
ATrueHero1987 - 7/1/2012, 8:54 PM
@yossarian Surprising, isn't it??
Jer3miah - 7/1/2012, 8:57 PM
Spirit of Vengeance was an abomination. Whoever liked that movie has mental issues. I couldn't even watch the whole thing. I went to see Journey 2, instead. And believe me, [that's] saying something right there..
HeadPool420 - 7/1/2012, 9:29 PM
I'm Just thankful that I watched Ghost Rider SOV for free. If I paid to see that I would have demanded a refund 10 minutes into the movie! I don't understand how movies like that get greenlit!
TheMyth - 7/1/2012, 10:13 PM
yoss, I bought Ghost Rider... I have an addiction to CBM's, I MUST buy them all, no matter how bad they are.
TheMyth - 7/1/2012, 10:14 PM
lol in 2 attempts I haven't seen the ending still... it's really bad...
Jollem - 7/1/2012, 10:41 PM
i thought spirit of vengeance was a damn cool and fun cbm with many different action scenes and had one of the coolest-looking comic book characters brought to the silver screen.

game of shadows was better than the first. the first one was like a scooby doo episode. not bad tho
pepe - 7/1/2012, 11:12 PM
I have 2 say it.... Crap movie
ATrueHero1987 - 7/1/2012, 11:22 PM
If anyone likes SOV, I have to question their taste in movies. lol. It's one of the worst cbms.
Jollem - 7/1/2012, 11:30 PM
@Marvel87 - not to me. although i also don't do rotten tomatoes, metacritc, whatever-critic, box office, whatever venue is telling me what i should or should not like. not saying you do, just saying.

i was entertained. very much so. i think that's why i liked it.
marvel72 - 7/2/2012, 5:26 AM
the avengers will blow this shit out of the water.
jessepostal - 7/2/2012, 5:45 AM
Gotta agree with jollem, sure it's a b movie, but it's fun and entertaining. How can you be a movie fan and not like "b" movies?
ATrueHero1987 - 7/2/2012, 6:31 AM
I'm sorry, but it's just a horrible movie.lol That & Punisher: War Zone are horrible CBMs. Those filmmakers could've done so much more & better. The only thing I liked about SOV was Idris Elba(he did a good job & he was the only good character in that film to me), the last action scene wasn't to bad, and the Danny kid wasn't Danny Ketch(despite that his name kept coming up in interviews, thank goodness).

For the sequel(even though it got some of the worst reviews, it made a little more than 2 times that Sony spent for the film, and to Sony, that's ok with them) They should focus on the Danny Ketch incarnation(that's the one that got me interested in Ghost Rider) but I prefer that Marvel Studios got the rights back & did it themselves.
Theophilis - 7/2/2012, 6:40 AM
I got to say Ghost Rider 2 made Ghost rider 1 unwatchable for me, because it's that much better. When I first saw the trailers I thought it was an abomination. But then I saw it on dvd, with low expectations, and I had a blast. It's a fun movie. Spirit of Vengeance is a ham and cheese sandwich delivered by the guys who made the crank movies. It got rid of all the bad parts of the first one. The only good part of the first was Sam Elliot. The romance was prequel levels bad, gone. Ghost Rider 2 is the Crank/Drive Angry of comic book movies. Expect anything else and yeah you'll be disappointed.
ATrueHero1987 - 7/2/2012, 9:02 AM
You're right, I expected to be a good movie and I was disappointed.
Nick56 - 7/2/2012, 12:46 PM
Spirit of Vengeance is not a "fun" movie. Id rather sit through the shitfest Piranha 3DD another 5 times before seeing the complete [frick] up that was Ghost Rider 2 again.
Thegoddamnbatman52 - 7/2/2012, 12:52 PM
Is John carter good? I'm kind of a blu ray buff and love films that really show off the power of my ps3 and HDTV but at the same time I don't want mindless nonsense like transformers
Theophilis - 7/2/2012, 1:16 PM
Each to his own. I'm pretty sure that you guys like something that I think is shlock. For me, I was entertained and had a blast. The funny thing is, I wanted to hate it.

As for John Carter, I enjoyed it. It felt like Dune meets Conan. I would rent it first if your on the fence.

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