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SHOPPERS GIVING DVD’S AS XMAS GIFTS

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DVDs that can be presented as gifts were the top sellers last week, which included Black Friday. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, the top seller for the week was Warner Home Video’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. It was the third straight week that the hit movie — which grossed […]

TIDAL WAVE OF SALES FOR ON STRANGER TIDES

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was only available as a $34 Blu-ray disc combo package, but there were enough sales in that format alone to make the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides, the top seller last week, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, which does not release actual sales figures. Disney’s home entertainment unit plans […]

GREEN LANTERN IS GREEN ON HOME VIDEO

October 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even though it was released on a Friday, instead of the usual Tuesday for DVD and Blu-ray discs, Warner Home Video’s Green Lantern was the top seller on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Home Media magazine reported on Wednesday. Taking Blu-ray sales only into account, the No. 1 film was Disney’s The Lion […]

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 […]

SUMMER TENTPOLE MOVIES ARRIVING ON DVD

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may be a lousy time of the year at the box office, but all those big summer blockbusters are now arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. And making a big splash. Last week, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Thor hit the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, displacing the previous week’s winner, 20th Century […]

RIO KNOCKED OFF TOP OF SALES CHART, FLIES TO RENTALS

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lionsgate’s Madea’s Big Happy Family has knocked off Rio from the top of the national home video sales chart after four weeks. The Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart placed season 3 of the TV series Sons of Anarchy in second place on the sales chart, ahead of Rio, which fell to No. 3. The chart […]

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 […]

YOGI BEAR DEBUTS ON DVD AT NO. 1

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Yogi Bear was the top-selling DVD last week, edging out Sony Pictures’ The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Although the sales chart does not disclosed actual dollar sales, it did indicate that The Tourist moved 94 percent as many units as Yogi Bear. It also […]

MACHETE HACKS ITS WAY TO NO. 1 IN DVD SALES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after receiving word that the state of Texas would not pay $1.75 million in tax rebates for shooting Machete in the state, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez got word Wednesday that the movie sold more copies on DVD than any other film last week. Although actual sales figures are never announced by Nielsen VideoScan First […]

DVD RENTAL, SALES CHARTS PUZZLE

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The principal DVD/Blu-ray sales and rental charts seemed all the more puzzling on Wednesday as Home Media magazine reported that the No. 1 rental film of the week was Sony’s The Other Guys, while the same film only ranked No. 5 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The explanation was that the higher-ranked […]

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