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BLACK FRIDAY WAS GREEN AT BOX OFFICE

November 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With shopping malls packed on Black Friday, just about every film in the top ten more than doubled the amount it brought in on Thursday, when those malls were virtually barren. Demonstrating once again how dependent the film industry is on the vitality of the general retail trade — movie multiplexes are the anchor tenants […]

STUDIOS BENEFIT FROM BLACK FRIDAY

November 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Black Friday this year not only provided a bonanza for retailers but, what with cineplexes anchoring most shopping malls, for movie exhibitors and studios as well. Ordinarily, ticket sales on Friday are 25-35 percent lower than on Saturday. But on the Friday of this Thanksgiving Day holiday, they actually were about 5 percent higher. The […]

SHOPPERS GIVING DVD’S AS XMAS GIFTS

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DVDs that can be presented as gifts were the top sellers last week, which included Black Friday. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the top seller for the week was Warner Home Video’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. It was the third straight week that the hit movie — which grossed […]

MACY’S PARADE RISES AGAIN IN RATINGS

November 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC drew the kind of ratings that primetime producers dream about. It was watched by 21.4 million viewers, off just 3 percent from the 22.1 million who tuned in a year ago. In fact, the parade drew nearly as many viewers as all of the networks combined […]

OLDER DVD’S HIT SALES CHARTS AFTER BLACK FRIDAY

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With Warner Home Video’s The Blind Side being offered for $3.99 in Best Buy’s Black Friday ads last week, the title became the second-highest seller of the week, Disney’s Toy Story 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The DVD was originally released last March. (Wal-Mart was offering similar deals, including The Dark […]

BEST BUY TO SELL $60 BLU-RAY PLAYER ON BLACK FRIDAY

November 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a move that would seem to treat the Blu-ray Disc player the way Gillette treats its razors, Best Buy plans to sell the Toshiba BDX1100 player for just $59.99 on Thursday, Nov. 26 — Black Friday. Presumably the retailer is hoping that drastically reducing the price of the player will spur sales of the […]