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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 […]

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK NO 1 ON HOME VIDEO

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

People who are advised to look for the silver lining were likely to find it at the top of the DVD, Blu-ray and video rental charts last week as the Weinstein Co.’s Silver Linings Playbook took over the No. 1 position on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart sand Home Media magazine’s rental chart […]

DREDD, DEAD IN THEATERS, RESURRECTED ON DISC

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have been one of the biggest flops of the year at the domestic box office, but Lionsgate’s Dredd debuted at No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Dredd beat out another box-office disappointment, Disney’s Frankenweenie. Dredd earned just $13.4 […]

NEW TECHNICAL SNAFU HITS NETFLIX

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One week after Netflix’s streaming service suffered a lengthy outage on Christmas Eve, the company’s DVD-by-mail service was hit with its own technical issues. But while last week’s difficulty was blamed on Amazon’s cloud-based storage and computing system, Netflix left unexplained what had caused its DVD site to malfunction on Monday. (The streaming service was […]

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 […]

KIDS VIDEOS AMONG MOST POPULAR OF 2012

December 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Home-video releases aimed at kids are usually best sellers each year. Parents realize that the discs can bring their kids “endless hours of enjoyment,” as the ads say. This year proved to be no exception, as six of the top ten sellers turned out to be animated features. If there was a surprise in the […]

NETFLIX EARNINGS PLUNGE — AS DOES ITS STOCK

October 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix, which continues to show ambivalence in support of its original DVD-by-mail operation, reported an 88-percent drop in third-quarter net income Tuesday, triggering another sell-off of shares by investors. At mid-morning Netflix shares were down nearly 15 percent to 58.55 on the Nasdaq but regained some of its losses after it was reported that its […]

EVEN WITH 28-DAY BLACKOUT IN PLACE, AVENGERS IS NO.1 RENTAL

October 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently Redbox purchased so many copies of The Avengers at ordinary retail stores that the movie wound up on Home Media Magazine‘s rental chart at No. 1 even though it will be another two weeks before Disney officially makes the film available at wholesale prices to Netflix or Redbox. Meanwhile The Avengers continued to dominate […]

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 […]

KIDS STILL INFLUENCE VIDEO SALES

September 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The power of children to affect home video sales was amply demonstrated last week as the PG-13-rated Snow White and the Huntsman debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Video-Scan First Alert sales chart. Not far down the list — in fourth place — was the direct-to-video Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar, an animated […]

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