Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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 […]

KIDS STILL INFLUENCE VIDEO SALES

September 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The power of children to affect home video sales was amply demonstrated last week as the PG-13-rated Snow White and the Huntsman debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Video-Scan First Alert sales chart. Not far down the list — in fourth place — was the direct-to-video Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar, an animated […]

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 […]

ABDUCTION OUT ON DVD AND FACEBOOK(!) TODAY

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While some studios are doing their utmost to delay rentals of DVDs in the hope of boosting sales of the discs, Lionsgate today (Tuesday) is releasing Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner on just about every rental platform, including digital download and streaming on Facebook. Lionsgate exec Anne Parducci told the London Financial Times that the studio […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

STUDIOS SEE SHIFT IN MARKETPLACE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios that have seen sales of DVDs plummet in recent years — particularly since the beginning of the recession in early 2008 — finally got some good news in a report by Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the industry-funded company that promotes and tracks home entertainment usage. In a new report, DEG said that a surge […]

REPORT: YOUTUBE WILL SOON OFFER NEW MOVIES

September 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Google is planning a significant revamp of its YouTube website to include new movies and television shows that would be offered at low rental rates and, unlike similar streaming sites, include commercials, Home Media magazine reported on its website Monday. The service seemingly intends to emulate the cable model of dual revenue sources — subscribers […]

NEW MOVIE-RENTAL SITE: FACEBOOK

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Facebook may not be the go-to place for renting movies online — but it would clearly like to be. To that end, the social network announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with Miramax to bring 20 of the studio’s movies to the site for streaming. Among the films are Pulp Fiction, Kill […]

FEWER VIDEO STORES, MORE RENTALS

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Shutting down hundreds of video rental stores has not hurt the rental business and may in fact be helping it. Or so one might conclude from a report by Portland, OR-based Rentrak. According to the company, revenue from Blu-ray and DVD rentals increased 5.8 percent in the second quarter to $1.48 billion. In a statement, […]

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