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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 […]

SPIDER-MAN IS NO MATCH FOR BRAVE

November 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again demonstrating the power of animated family films in the home-video market, Disney/Pixar’s Brave knocked Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man off the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts last week. The animated film — the latest to feature a spunky heroine as the principal character — had been a hit at the domestic […]

WIZARD OF OZ BEING CONVERTED TO 3D

October 4, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick called it a “bombshell announcement” — the revelation by Warner Bros. that it is working on a 3D conversion/restoration of the classic MGM musical The Wizard of Oz to be released on Blu-ray disc next year. At a news conference, studio executives suggested that the 3D version might […]

AS DVD SALES SINK, SO DO ACTORS’ SALARIES

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If movie stars are no longer able to command fees of tens of millions of dollars from studios, they can blame the slump in DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, Viacom chief Philippe Dauman indicated on Wednesday. Speaking at an investors conference in New York, Dauman said that while revenue from digital platforms has helped to […]

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, […]

WARNER BROS: NO MORE DIRECT-TO-DVD MOVIES

August 14, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Given the fall-off of DVD/Blu-ray sales, it now no longer makes sense for a studio to produce movies that bypass a theatrical release and go directly to home video. At any rate, it no longer makes sense for Warner Bros. to do so, the studio indicated on Monday. As reported by Home Media magazine, Warner […]

SHERLOCK HOLMES SEQUEL DEBUTS ATOP VIDEO CHARTS

June 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows shot up the DVD and Blu-ray charts last week, debuting at No. 1 on both of them, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, which tracks home video sales. Disney’s John Carter, which briefly had its day in the sun on home video last week after failing theatrically, […]

HOME VIDEO MARKET BETTER THAN BELIEVED

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The home video market may not be so depressed as some reports have suggested. While average household spending for sales and rentals of physical discs dropped 11 percent — to $133.31 in 2011 versus $149.53 in 2010 according to researchers IHS Screen Digest — the reason may have had less to do with piracy than […]

PUSS IN BOOTS GETS SECOND LIFE AT NO. 1

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots dueled its way back to the top of the video sales chart last week, winning the lead for the second consecutive week. The home-video debut of Martin Scorsese’s Hugo had to settle for second place on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. Home Media magazine reported that it sold just […]

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