Ponyo Ranks #3 BD, #4 DVD in First Week

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Halo Legends falls from charts in 3rd week of sales

During its first week of sales, Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea ranked #3 in Blu-Ray Disc sales and #4 in DVD sales in the United States. The film ranked #3 in overall sales, and also ranked #19 in video rentals for the week. 34% of the total unit sales of Ponyo were Blu-ray.

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea was released on DVD in Japan on July 3. During its first week, it ranked #1 on Japan's animation DVD rankings, selling more than 500,000 copies. It was also the seventh Miyazaki film to claim the #1 spot in the weekly DVD sales charts in its first week. The Blu-Ray disc ranked #1 during its first week of sales in December, with the Blu-Ray Special Keepsake Edition ranking at #2 during the same week.

Warner Brothers' Japanese-animated Halo Legends anthology, which ranked at #10 for DVD sales during its second week of sales, fell from the charts during its third week. Halo Legends had ranked at #2 in Blu-Ray Disc sales and at #4 in DVD sales during its first week of sales.

The #1 release on all American charts this past week was Roland Emmerich's 2012,

Thanks to SXAnimedia for the news tip.

Source: Home Media Magazine (link 2), Rentrak, The Hollywood Reporter via

This article has a follow-up: Ponyo Ranks #9 BD, #10 Overall in 2nd Week in U.S. (2010-03-20 12:00)
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