Like many entertainment and movie-related blogs, I subscribe to Home Media Magazine. It comes to my mailbox about once a week or so and it’s one of the places I rely on for news on rental and movie buying trends these days.
They put out a cool extra with this week’s issue called “5th Quarter Frenzy” that has a ton of interesting statistics. I thought I’d share a few of them with you.
Do you know how many Blu-ray titles were released in 2008? 645. This more than doubles the number from 2007, at 295, and is about 5x the number from 2006 when Blu-ray was released to the world…
Among those 645 Blu-ray releases, what were the top 5 studios? Any guesses?
- Warner with 86
- Sony Pictures with 76
- 20th Century Fox with 58
- Walt Disney Studios with 38
- and Lionsgate with 22
Those 5 studios all by themselves account for almost 50% of the titles released in 2008 on Blu-ray. Quite impressive numbers. (For more information about Home Media Magazine, check out their website at www.homemediamagazine.com.)
What will 2009 bring? And will I finally have to invest in a Blu-ray player for myself this year? Seems that’s the going trend.
What do you think? How many of you have Blu-ray players? PSP3’s count. 🙂
Enjoy the 1st day of the year!