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michaelxaviermaelstrom 1/22/2009 7:57:12 AM

 

I dig Advent Children, but it wasn't well received here as a film.

The majority of North American critics didn't enjoy it ( 40% critic rating at RottenTomatoes )

and wiki sales charts included NA PSP umd-video sales in their "FF:AC DVD sales" report which 'natch artificially inflates the North American "DVD" sales numbers.

Ostensibly, they put the umd with the DVD sales so they could announce a slightly more respectable but still not impressive 1.3 million for FF:AC "DVD" (total units sold U.S, Canada & Australia)

Hmmmmmmmmmm(n) parsing their wiki number to find out how the DVD did in the U.S is lookin increasingly difficult.

hang on. oh here we go, over at the numbers, FF:AC U.S DVD sales are reported as bit short of a million units sold.

For comparison purposes in 2007, the box office tanker "the number 23" sold 1.3 million units in the U.S on DVD, placing it at the very bottom of the 2007 Top100 DVD's sold chart .

So Advent Children with less than a million units sold, would either miss the 2006 top 100 U.S DVD sales list entirely or just make it in, in the 90-100 range, at the bottom end of U.S DVD sales chart, after which it never makes the top 100 again.

It really didn't do very well here.  No doubt due to the lack of a theatrical release and that it was (Criminally imo) dismissed as little more than an FMV game segment.

My point isn't that it sucks, my point is it's better than it was received here by critics and the gen-pop, imo.

With those numbers, I'd classify it more as a "cult" hit.

Which is good enough for me.

Really lookin forward to Advent Children in HD, the images are already sparkling on my 2 disc DVD set, can't wait to see what it looks like on Blu Ray.

mXm

 

StarlightGuard 1/22/2009 12:00:43 PM

Just another reason for me to buy myself a Blu-Ray player.

Well, that and "Island Fever" on Blu-Ray as well.

Damn, Maelstrom, you did the research on this.

The general idea of DIRECT TO VIDEO movies is, obviously, that they suck. (Disney anyone?)

That's always going to be the stigma of direct to video movies, no matter what they are.

but Advent Children is good...it is one of the biggest releases this year i'm looking forward to

that, and Star Trek on blu-ray

 


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