Blu-ray Record Holder ‘Knight’ Climbs Back Up Top 10
February 4, 2009
“The Dark Knight,” which once led in Blu-ray sales and began descending in recent weeks, actually jumped back up one notch to second place on the Blu-ray Top 10 sales chart—overtaking former top-seller for the past two weeks, “Pineapple Express” as Blu-ray slowly (albeit steadily) grows its disc market share versus standard DVD.
Titles (Blu-ray and otherwise) often will maintain their current sales rankings for a few weeks, but rarely do they improve on their rankings several weeks later. “Knight” holds the current record for most Blu-ray title sales—set when it was released on disc several weeks ago. Another title that has sustained steady sales over several weeks is “Iron Man.”
Nielsen is reporting that Blu-ray’s share of the video-disc pie for the week ending Jan. 25 was a record 17 percent of all disc sales.
Top Blu-ray sales for the week ending Jan. 25, according to Rentrak:
- “Max Payne” (Twentieth Century Fox)
- “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bro.)
- “Pineapple Express” (Sony)
- “Saw V” (Lionsgate)
- “Appaloosa” (Warner Bro.)
- “Eagle Eye” (Paramount)
- “King Kong” (Universal)
- “Iron Man” (Paramount)
- “My Best Friend’s Girl” (Lionsgate)
- “Babylon A.D.” (Twentieth Century Fox)