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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 […]

BLOCKBUSTER SLASHES RENTAL RATES

May 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Blockbuster, which was recently acquired by satellite operator DISH Network, is at last doing what many analysts had been urging it to do for years — compete with rivals like Netflix and Redbox on price. It announced on Thursday that beginning today (Friday) it is lowering the prices of thousands of videos to 99 cents […]

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 […]

MEGAMIND WINS HOME ENTERTAINMENT TRIFECTA

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Megamind appears to have a mind of its own. While the movie made the poorest showing at the box office of any of the three released by DreamWorks Animation last year, it has turned out to be a solid performer in the home video market. The Hollywood Reporter observed today (Thursday) that it has become […]

DISNEY RAISES PRICES IT CHARGES REDBOX, NETFLIX

February 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Apparently bowing to pressure from investors, Disney, with the release of Secretariat last month, began raising the wholesale price of DVDs that it sells to Redbox and Netflix, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday). Disney, Paramount, and, in a limited number of cases, Sony have been the only studios that do not require that […]

BAD YEAR FOR DVD SALES, ANALYSTS SAY

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, which already were down 13 percent in 2010, are likely to take a steeper dive in 2011, according to analysts interviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Current economic conditions are the root cause of the decline, the analysts say, as well as the ease with which consumers can now […]

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 […]

REDBOX SWITCHING TO SETTOP BOX

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kiosk operator Redbox is planning to follow a course similar to that of Netflix, gradually transitioning to online rentals, the company said Thursday as corporate parent Coinstar released third-quarter results showing Redbox’s operating income growing 149 percent to $29.7 million on revenue of $305.5 million, up 54 percent. Faced with analysts’ concerns about its longterm […]

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR PRESCRIBED? REDBOX AT CVS

August 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Representing a significant expansion, Coinstar’s Redbox said on Thursday that it has signed a deal witH CVS to install more than 6,000 of its DVD/Blu-ray Disc rental kiosks at the pharmacy retail outlets by the end of 2011. Redbox currently counts 23,000 locations. Coinstar has been engaged in a bruising battle with NCR Corp., which […]

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