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CLOUD ATLAS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 IN HOME-VIDEO SALES

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a disappointment at the domestic box office, where it earned just $27 million despite generally enthusiastic reviews, but Warner Bros.’ Cloud Atlas could redeem itself on home video. Last week the film, which stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Keanu Reeves, was the No. 1 seller on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc, It […]

RAUNCHY COMEDY IS BEST-SELLING XMAS ITEM

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

it would seem. The best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title to land under the tree during the week before Christmas was Universal’s raunchy comedy Ted. (It had also scored the top spot in its debut the previous week.) Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises remained in second place, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales […]

BLACK FRIDAY WAS BLU

December 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What with Walmart selling Blu-ray Disc players for $38 on Black Friday, sales of the devices soared 20 percent versus the same day a year ago, even as consumer electronics sales as a whole fell 5.6 percent on the biggest day of the year for retail sales, according to a study by researchers NPD Group […]

THE AVENGERS DOMINATES HOME VIDEO SALES

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Avengers on DVD and Blu-ray Disc likely produced more revenue in its first week of release last week than any movie did in theaters all last month, a survey by Nielsen VideoScan First Alert suggested on Wednesday. While the home video research service does not put a dollar amount on disc sales — it […]

BATTLESHIP MAKES WAVES ON DVD

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Battleship has finally scored a domestic victory. Sunk by The Avengers when it opened theatrically, the big-budget sci-fi movie topped the VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended Sept. 2, knocking the previous winner, The Hunger Games, into second place. According to Home Media magazine, the Blu-ray version Battleship outsold Hunger Games […]

DVD COLLECTIONS MAY WIND UP IN THE CLOUD

September 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Santa Clara, CA-based Rovi Corp. has unveiled a system that will allow consumers to purchase digital copies of their DVDs that can be stored in the cloud and accessed via the UltraViolet platform. Unlike the new Walmart solution, users do not have to bring their discs into a store to have them verified. They simply […]

THE LORAX OUTSELLS ALL COMPETITORS ON DVD/BLU-RAY

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax scored a big victory on the home-video charts last week. The animated film was not only the top seller of the week, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, but it sold more than twice as many copies as all of the other releases on the top-twenty list combined. It was, commented, […]

NOLAN’S FIRST TWO BATMAN MOVIES RETURN TO VIDEO CHARTS

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Moviegoers who were planning on taking in The Dark Knight Rises, the finale of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, apparently decided to take a refresher course on Nolan’s earlier Batman movies, making them the top two sellers on the Blu-ray Disc Chart and Nos. 2 and 3 on the DVD chart, according to Nielsen VideoScan […]

NETFLIX RETURNING TO ITS DVD-BY-MAIL ROOTS?

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix, which has relegated its DVD/Blu-ray disc-by-mail service to an unloved-stepchild status and has focused on its streaming service, may be rethinking its approach, analysts have noted. The company apparently now feels threatened by the joint venture about to be launched between Redbox and Verizon that will combine Redbox’s kiosk operations with Verizon’s digital distribution. […]

RED TAILS TAKES OFF ON DVD

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Red Tails, which producer George Lucas financed out of his own pocket after the major studios spurned it, flew to first place on the Nielsen Video Scan First-Alert chart in its first week on retail shelves. The 20th Century Fox movie, which earned nearly $50 million domestically, is the first action film by a major […]

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