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

posted on 2010-03-13 10:48 EST
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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