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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 […]

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 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, […]

ANIMATED FILMS TOP DVD SALES CHART

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two animated family films topped the weekly Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart last week. Warners Happy Feet Two and Paramount/DreamWorks The Adventures of Tintin are looking to overcome their mediocre showing theatrically. The Happy Feet sequel earned just $64 million in theaters; Tintin, just $77.6 million. Debuting in third place was 20th Century Fox’s […]

REAL STEEL STEALS HOME VIDEO SHOW

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Real Steel, an enormous hit at the worldwide box office last year, with nearly $300 million in ticket sales (thanks largely to an overseas gross of $210 million), arrived on home video last week with another show of strength — debuting at No. 1 on all three major charts: standard DVD sales, Blu-ray Disc […]

CHURCHGOERS MAKE CHRISTIAN DRAMA COURAGEOUS NO. 1 ON DVD

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Churchgoers flocked to the video stores and DVD sales counters last week to make the Christian drama Courageous tops in sales. The movie, written and directed by Alex Kendrick, who also costarred, took in only $35 million in its theatrical release, but it only cost $2 million to produce. No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan […]

FAST FIVE DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON DVD SALES CHART

October 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Universal’s Fast Five raced ahead of the competition, debuting in first place on Nielsen VideoScan First Alert’s DVD sales chart for last week. (The chart does not provide actual sales figures.) Hot on its heels, however, was Disney’s re-release of The Lion King: Diamond Edition, which was still being shown in theaters (in 3D) last […]

REDBOX LIKELY TO INCREASE ITS PRICES, TOO

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Redbox is preparing to up its rental charge by about 25 percent if credit-card companies proceed with plans to increase the fees they charge retailers for debit card transactions less than $10. Home Media magazine reported that Redbox, which currently pays about 5 cents per debit card transaction, would be required to pay about 22 […]

NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS DROPPING PAY-TV SERVICES

June 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several recent reports may have indicated that people generally are not “cord cutting” — that is, dropping their cable services and watching online video instead. But a new study by The Diffusion Group (TDG), reported by Home Media magazine on Monday, indicates that Netflix subscribers, while not cutting their cords, are, however, downgrading their cable […]

HARRY POTTER PERFORMS MAGIC ON DVD

April 21, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The DVD charts looked like Potter’s fields last week as all seven Harry Potter movies managed to make the top 20 on Nielsen Videoscan’s First Alert sales chart for the week. The chart was headed, of course, by last year’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ‹ Part 1. Home Media magazine — this despite […]

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