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CLOUD ATLAS DEBUTS AT NO. 1 IN HOME-VIDEO SALES

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was a disappointment at the domestic box office, where it earned just $27 million despite generally enthusiastic reviews, but Warner Bros.’ Cloud Atlas could redeem itself on home video. Last week the film, which stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Keanu Reeves, was the No. 1 seller on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc, It […]

LES MIS TOPS U.K. RECORD CHARTS

January 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie critics may have carped loudly about the singing ability of the stars of Les Misérables. Indeed, some of the stars of the film, including Russell Crowe and Helena Bonham Carter, have been critical of their own performances, and American Idol finalist Adam Lambert remarked that “the score suffered massively with great actors pretending to […]

DREDD, DEAD IN THEATERS, RESURRECTED ON DISC

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have been one of the biggest flops of the year at the domestic box office, but Lionsgate’s Dredd debuted at No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Dredd beat out another box-office disappointment, Disney’s Frankenweenie. Dredd earned just $13.4 […]

RAUNCHY COMEDY IS BEST-SELLING XMAS ITEM

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

it would seem. The best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title to land under the tree during the week before Christmas was Universal’s raunchy comedy Ted. (It had also scored the top spot in its debut the previous week.) Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises remained in second place, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales […]

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 AVENGERS DOMINATES HOME VIDEO SALES

October 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Avengers on DVD and Blu-ray Disc likely produced more revenue in its first week of release last week than any movie did in theaters all last month, a survey by Nielsen VideoScan First Alert suggested on Wednesday. While the home video research service does not put a dollar amount on disc sales — it […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

STUDY: KINDLE FIRE SALES PLUMMET

May 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

John Paczkowski of All Things D, part of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network, posted a column on Thursday illustrated by a drawing from the comic online greeting card company Someecards.com showing a child holding an electronic tablet on his knee. The caption reads: “The Kindle Fire is perfect for watching movie versions of books […]

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