French Blu-ray sales rise 67%

DVD and Blu-ray disc sales climb 2%

Sales of Blu-ray discs in France rocketed 67.3% to €107.7 million ($145.7 million) for the year through September, according to film promo org the Centre National du Cinema.

Total spending on DVD and Blu-ray discs climbed 2% to $1.19 billion.

The boom in Blu-ray sales may have been fueled by a fall in prices. The average price of a Blu-ray disc for a new title dropped 4% to $32.54, and the average price of a library title fell 20.2% to $19.80.

Film sales still dominate the Gallic home-video market at $742 million for the year, or 62% of all spending.

The sales revenue of French films climbed 3.3% to $160.6 million, while sales of U.S. pics rose 9.4% to $492 million. The market share of French and American films remained stable at 21.6% and 65.8%, respectively.

“Avatar” topped DVD and Blu-ray sales, shifting 1.8 million discs; “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” sold 680,000; Roland Emmerich’s “2012” sold 560,000; and Laurent Tirard’s “Le petit Nicolas” shipped 540,000.

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