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Projections: ‘Dear John’ Should Win Battle of Romances

31 May, 2010 By: Kelly Burner



For the second week in a row, the biggest new theatrical to make its way to DVD and Blu-ray Disc was a romantic movie. May 18 it was Warner’s star-studded comedy Valentine’s Day, while May 25 it was Sony Pictures’ romance Dear John ($80 million at the box office), starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. Dear John will likely supplant Valentine’s Day to become the top selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc for the week ended May 30.

Also released May 25 was the second season of HBO’s hit vampire series “True Blood.” It should debut high on the sales chart, hitting No. 2, just behind Dear John.

Other notable releases included Sony’s thriller The Road ($8.1 million), starring Viggo Mortensen of The Lord of the Rings, and the Blu-ray debut of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, starring Neil Patrick Harris and produced by Joss Whedon of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame.

Rank

Title

Studio

Weeks on Chart

 

Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 5/30/2010

 

1

Dear John

Sony Pictures

New

2

True Blood: Season 2

HBO

New

3

Valentine's Day

Warner

2

 

Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 5/30/2010

 

1

Dear John

Sony Pictures

New

2

Valentine's Day

Warner

2

3

Edge of Darkness

Warner

3

 


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