Last week, two big budget sequels hit DVD shelves. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian went toe to toe with Terminator Salvation and guess who came out on top? Night at the Museum barely topped the DVD charts for the most sales last week, while McG‘s Terminator flick came in at number one in another format.
Night at the Museum debuted at number one on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending in December 6th. It also went on to dominate the weekly rentals chart, while Terminator Salvation finished a distant second. The good news is that TS did find itself at the top of one chart and that was for Blu-rays. It outsold Night at the Museum by a margin of nearly 3 to 1, which means McG’s Blu-ray extras came in handy. Overall, home entertainment sales are showing a major increase thanks to the holiday season.
Night at the Museum is a safer PG alternative as compared to the heavy action sequences shown in Terminator Salvation. The success of the Blu-ray discs shouldn’t come as a surprise because lately all the good extras are being put in the format. It’s another attempt to force consumers into buying a player, and investing in the technology. As for Salvation, there was a lot footage missing from the movie that fans wanted to see, including a certain topless scene that featured Moon Bloodgood. Why am I not surprised by that?
Which DVD did you pick up last week? Night at the Museum or Terminator Salvation?