Star Trek DVD sales

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Star Trek DVD sales

Postby barbreader » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:39 am

DVD sales are a large contributor to overall profits in today's movie and TV shows.

With the release of the new JJTrek, JJTrek I's DVD sales again shot up to the top 50 titles, on the Week of May 19, 2013
I thought the totals (which include all since it was released in 2009) were interesting:

it came in 28th. It sold 18,513 units that week. It had sold, since first released, 7,096,961 units. It make $101,884,500 (all dollars are US dollars.)
28 (-) Star Trek 18,513 -.-% 7,096,961 $120,988 $101,884,500 183

For comparison, this film made $127,950,427 in theaters (US spelling; theatres I think to you) outside of the US, and $257,730,019 inside the US, for a total of $385,680,446. It cost $150 million to make.

The new film cost $190 million, and is slightly under-performing in the US, but is beating the box office outside the US by more than the loss inside the US.

I'm looking for figures on the TV show seasonal releases, and how much money they have made. I'll post it if I find it.

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Re: Star Trek DVD sales

Postby barbreader » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:17 am

I wanted to note that, as of today, with this weeks total international sales tallied, STID is officially ahead of JJA Trek 1. It passed the $400 million point. That represents a decline in sales INSIDE the USA but a significant jump (almost double)in sales outside the USA.

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Re: Star Trek DVD sales

Postby barbreader » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:59 pm

With the non-US gross being so much higher than last time, the next question is, why?

(All ticket grosses for STID are 'as of last week'... as reported. Ticket grosses for JJA Trek 1 are final)

For starters, there's an additional $30 million in ticket sales in China (38 million, up from 8 million). Russia went from $4million to 10 million. South Korea went from $5 million to $10 million. Singapore grew from $1.2 million to 2.3 million. 800 thousand in Brazil (up from 1.9 million to 2.7 million). And Brazil is typical of many of the countries which are developing rapidly. Ecuador went from $125 thousand to $485 thousand, and counting. Even Egypt went from $35 thousand to $85 thousand, and counting. Many 'hard core' Trek countries, like Finland, are down... like the USA, and others are up only slightly, like the UK, up from $35 million to $38 million. But the overseas trend is clearly up.

I see no figures for Canada. It could be that the US figures include Canada. Hollywood wonders over the boarder and hires from both countries as if there were no distinction. The one movie line on this that comes to mind is from a Wolverine movie, in which a US general tries to recruit him, and he informs the general that he is Canadian. Of course, in TOS, both Shatner and Doohan were Canadian.

The overseas grosses may be understated. Last time Japan racked up over $5 million, and there are no reported sales in Japan so far for STID.

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Re: Star Trek DVD sales

Postby capthunter » Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:00 pm

International box office is mostly likely increased due to the amount of marketing overseas. STID was much more heavily promoted outside the US than the 2009 movie was.

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Re: Star Trek DVD sales

Postby barbreader » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:05 am

Interesting!

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Re: Star Trek DVD sales

Postby barbreader » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:12 am

OK, update for week of June 2, 2013
21 (-) Star Trek 34,193 -.-% 7,149,681 $219,478 $102,271,134 185

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Re: Star Trek DVD sales

Postby barbreader » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:14 am

"Domestic" which I think means English-speaking North America, is falling faster than the international Box Office.


Star Trek Into Darkness

Domestic Total as of Jun. 23, 2013: $216,611,000 (Estimate)

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $216,611,000 50.4%
+ Foreign: $213,400,000 49.6%
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= Worldwide: $430,011,000

It has become usual for US-made movies to gross more overseas than at home... in fact, 2/3 to 1/3 is not uncommon. This may be the first ever Trek movie that grosses more abroad. If it gets people interested on older Trek, ... well, who knows where that might lead.

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