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CREEPING DVD WINDOW CLOSINGS

February 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an apparent effort to avoid antagonizing theater owners, studios have been slowly reducing the window between the time films play in theaters and the time they are released on home video, Home Media magazine reported on Tuesday. A year ago, it noted, all new major studio DVD releases came out more than four months […]

PARAMOUNT TICKET SALES UP, DVD SALES WAY DOWN

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount had what can only be described as a sensational fourth quarter at the box office, with such hits as True Grit, Little Fockers, Megamind, and The Fighter boosting the studio’s revenue fourfold over the same period a year ago to $416 million. But it all amounted to little as revenue from DVD and Blu-ray […]

DVD WINDOW HURTING KIOSK OPERATOR REDBOX

February 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The deal between kiosk operator Redbox and several studios that prevents Redbox from renting DVDs until 28 days after they hit retail shelves was being blamed for lower-than-expected earnings for Redbox parent Coinstar. While on Thursday Coinstar reported fourth-quarter income from DVD sales of $11.7 million — up from $3.4 million for the year-ago quarter […]