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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending April 20th, 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

What a difference a few new releases make for Blu-ray on the Nielsen VideoScan numbers, courtesy of Home Media Magazine as for the first time Blu is able to reduce Red to less than 10 percent of the market. The two big winners this week were AVP: Requiem and the Academy Award winning Juno. Both of these titles easily out sold the old favorite by a considerable margin. Normally we like to compare Blu-ray's performance to DVD and try to figure out why Blu only garnered 6 percent of the top 20 market, but shortly after we grabbed these charts from the digital copy of Home Media Magazine, it was removed and hasn't been reposted since -- warning dead read link. So we'll skip right to looking forward to next week, which doesn't look good but doesn't look bad either. It's hard to say how well the NatGeo global warming flick will do, and although we're sure someone enjoyed it, we doubt a movie with subtitles will be able to make it to the top of the charts.

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