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COMPANY NOW DELIVERS MOVIES TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Time was when you visited your local Blockbuster store, selected a movie, brought it home, then phoned a pizza delivery service. But nowadays even the movie can be delivered, too. Home Media magazine on Tuesday reported on the launch of We Got Movies, which operates much like Netflix, except that it delivers the movies directly […]

RED TAILS TAKES OFF ON DVD

May 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Red Tails, which producer George Lucas financed out of his own pocket after the major studios spurned it, flew to first place on the Nielsen Video Scan First-Alert chart in its first week on retail shelves. The 20th Century Fox movie, which earned nearly $50 million domestically, is the first action film by a major […]

TWO MOVIES RELEASED ONLINE BEFORE THEATER DEBUTS

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Theater owners have yet to react to a report that both Amazon and Google are currently offering Magnolia Pictures’ The Hunter for streaming, ahead of its theatrical release on April 6. The report appeared Friday on Home Media magazine’s website, which also reported that Google is currently offering Lionsgate’s Dark Tide, which doesn’t hit theaters […]

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 […]

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 […]

NETFLIX SHARES ZOOM ON EARNINGS REPORT

January 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix shares soared 22 percent on the Nasdaq today (Thursday) to $116.01 after the company reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings of $41 million on a whopping 43-percent increase in revenue of $876 million. The company, which was beleaguered by subscriber losses and analysts’ downgrades after it substantially raised fees for its combined streaming and DVD-by-mail service, […]

NEW SERVICE ALLOWS USERS TO CAPTURE STREAMED MOVIES

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie studios, struggling to stay one step ahead of technology in order to keep their home-video units from being crushed, now have a new worry — an online service that allows viewers to use their computers as a DVR — to record streaming video onto their hardware to play back later. Thus, movies streamed on, […]

BLOCKBUSTER EXPRESS UNVEILS NEW RENTAL FEES

November 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Blockbuster Express, the kiosk operator owned by NCR Corp., not the DISH satellite company, which owns the brick-and-mortar stores, will inaugurate a new pricing structure for movie rentals beginning Nov. 8. Users will have to pay $3.00 for the first night during the first 28 days after a movie’s release. From the 29th day until […]

GOODBYE, $60 MOVIE RENTALS; WE HARDLY KNEW YE

October 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Bowing to pressure from theater owners, Universal has scrapped plans for a test of Premium Video on Demand (PVOD) that would have made its upcoming Tower Heist available for a $60 rental fee in two markets, Atlanta and Portland OR, three weeks after it hit theaters. Two large exhibitors, Cinemark and National Amusements had threatened […]

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 […]

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