Just Myself wrote:
BTW, I doubt it will sell the most copies than any other movie this year. We've still got National Treasure and other soon-to-be blockbusters on DVD this year.
I'm sure <i>National Treasure</i> will perform well on DVD, but it hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell of outselling <i>The Incredibles</i>. <i>The Incredibles</i> grossed $90 million more than <i>National Treasure</i>, which is even more when you take into account that it probably had more lower-priced children's tickets. (Both were rated "PG", but animation inherently draws more of a "family" audience.)
Then consider that "family" films (read "Disney animation") typically sell a lot on home video due to their nature, regardless of reviews and box office gross. The only 2004 film not on DVD yet which outgrossed <i>The Incredibles</i> is <i>Meet the Fockers</i>. While I'm sure that film will sell well, its $20 million or so box office advantage will certainly be eliminated by the fact that <i>Incredibles</i> is critically-acclaimed, "Pixar", "Disney", and an audience favorite. In fact, if children paid full price, I suppose <i>The Incredibles</i> would have outgrossed <i>Fockers</i>.
As for 2005's films, there will certainly be some summer blockbusters on DVD before year's end, such as the latest <i>Star Wars</i> film, <i>War of the Worlds</i>, and the new <i>King Kong</i>. But right now I don't think any of them except <i>Star Wars</i> could compete with <i>The Incredibles</i> sales-wise, and the last time Pixar went head-to-head with Lucas, <i>Monsters, Inc.</i> sold 3.7 million copies more than <i>Attack of the Clones</i>. Films like <i>The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe</i> and the new <i>Harry Potter</i> won't be out on DVD until 2006.
The last Pixar film became the top-selling DVD of all time. Even with a non-holiday release, <i>The Incredibles</i> should be tough to top, I think.
As for the Disney Store, I'm not sure. Here's what they said in an e-mail:
While The Incredibles DVD will be released in both the wide and
full-screen version, Disney catalog and Disneydirect.com will be
carrying only the full-screen version. We hope that this meets your
needs and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.