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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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

IS JOHN CARTER MAKING A COMEBACK ON DVD?

June 14, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Will John Carter, which turned out to be the Walt Disney Co.’s biggest bomb in the studio’s history when it debuted at the box office this year, be redeemed on the home-video market? That possibility emerged Wednesday as Nielsen VideoScan First Alert placed the movie at No. 1 on its DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales […]

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 […]

DVD SALES SHOOT UP AT TARGET

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A $9 DVD sale at Target, the No. 2 home-video seller (after Walmart) in the nation, pushed several movies that have been out of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert top-ten sales list for weeks back into it again. (The Nielsen chart, which does not cite actual grosses, also does not include Walmart sales.) Home Media […]

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 […]

APES RISE AGAIN ON DVD, BLU-RAY

January 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rise of the Planet of the Apes rose again to the top of the DVD sales charts last week, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Disney/DreamWorks’ The Help placed second on the list, followed by Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. None of these had any significant competition from Final […]

CONSUMERS GO APES IN HOLIDAY DVD BUYS

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It doesn’t sound like the kind of movie you’d give to someone as a Christmas gift, but 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes debuted at the top of Nielsen VideoScan First Alert’s DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. A movie that does seem like one that you’d […]

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