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FIRST 5-DAY SALES OF VIDEO GAME: $775 MILLION

November 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing in films — not even Avatar — nothing in television — not even the Super Bowl — has earned as much money so quickly as Activision’s latest Call of Duty video game, which has grossed more than $775 million after five days at retailers. And while the game, which has an MSRP of $60 […]

VIDEO GAME BOASTS BIGGEST OPENING DAY SALES IN ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

November 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget the opening day sales record of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which earned $91 million last July 15 and went on to earn $381 million domestically. A video game, Activision Blizzard’s “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” raked in $400 million in the U.S. and the U.K. within 24 hours after […]

VIVENDI SELLS ITS LAST STAKE IN UNIVERSAL

January 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

French conglomerate Vivendi is now out of the Hollywood studio business. In 2004, it sold 80 percent of Universal Studios and its cable networks, including USA and what is now SyFy, to NBC for $14 billion. On Wednesday it completed its sale of the remaining 20 percent of the company for $5.8 billion, allowing NBC […]