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Home Video Market Better Than Believed

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...

The Vow As Big A Surprise On Video As In Theaters

Sony's The Vow , an unexpected big hit with $125 million in its theatrical release last February, debuted with equal success on home video last week. The romantic comedy topped both the Nielsen VideoScan First...

Contraband Debuts At No. 1 On Dvd Sales Chart

The Mark Wahlberg crime drama Contraband , which opened far better than expected over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in January, became the No. 1 film on the home video sales charts this...

No Lack Of Buyers For Family Films On Dvd And Blu-ray

Family films continue to outperform on home video -- the only bright spot on an otherwise dreary business. The latest evidence is the strong performance of Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked from 20th Century Fox...

Kate Winslet: I'm Thinner And Leo's Fatter

Kate Winslet believes she has got thinner and Leonardo DiCaprio has got fatter since 'Titanic'.The 36-year-old actress - who openly battled with her weight at the start of her career - thinks the tables have...

Kendra Wilkinson: I Have No Talent

Kendra Wilkinson believes she has ''no talent''.The former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner - who is now the star of her own reality show 'Kendra' - insists she knows her fame is fleeting.She said: ''I never...

The Bodyguard Returning To Theaters For One Day Only

The ability of digital transmissions to slot a movie into a host of theaters for a single screening could bring new life -- and new revenue -- to dozens of films that haven't seen the...

Wal-mart Let Us Put Your Discs On The Cloud

Consumers with overstuffed home-video libraries will soon be able to take their DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to their local Wal-Mart store and, for $2.00 apiece, have them transferred to "the cloud," where they can be...

Apple Unveils Latest Ipad

In what could prove to be a boost for home video, Apple today (Wednesday) unveiled its latest iPad, featuring a high-definition "retina" screen. Apple chief Tim Cook, displaying the company's latest tablet device, commented, "Everyone's...

They're Off To Restore The Wizard Again

Perhaps no motion picture in history has been "restored" so frequently as MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz . It is about to undergo yet another restoration in time for its 75th anniversary in 2014....

Women Likely To Throng To The Vow This Weekend

Last weekend -- the weekend of the Super Bowl -- belonged to the men. This weekend, which ushers in Valentine's Day on Tuesday, belongs to the opposite sex. That, at any rate, is the prediction...

Real Steel Steals Home Video Show

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...

Blu-ray A Boon For Home Video

It wasn't all gloom and doom for the home video industry last year. According to a note to clients from Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne, sales of movies on Blu-ray Discs increased 11 percent, with...

Dvd Study Consumers Renting More, Buying Less

Americans were renting and streaming more movies at home last year but buying fewer of them, according to a report by Los Angeles-based Digital Entertainment Group. According to DEG, total spending for home video fell...

Netflix Couldn't Care Less About Longer Release Delays

Netflix appeared to shrug off the latest announcement from Warner Bros. Home Video that it will double the delay -- to 56 days -- between the time it releases its DVDs to retailers and the...

Lady, Tramp To Romance Audiences Again

The Walt Disney Co. is staggering the release of a digitally restored Lady and the Tramp in February and March. The 1955 feature will make its first appearance in selected theaters on February 2, but...

Conan On Youtube For A Buck Day After Release

Only a day after Lionsgate's Conan the Barbarian was released on home video, the movie popped up on YouTube's Dollar Theater Collection -- a collection of recently released movies that can be streamed online for...

Cars 2 Races Far Ahead Of Competition

Demonstrating yet again that when it comes to home video sales, it's difficult to beat movies targeting kids, Disney's Cars 2 sold nearly as many units as every other movie on the retail shelves put...

Lion Remains Fearsome Even During Midweek

The Lion King is going out with a roar. Even though it was unlikely that families would be going to the movies together on school nights, Monday and Tuesday saw ticket sales of $3.22 million...

Ain't Lyin' -- It's Lion Again

Oh, ye of little faith, cast thine eyes unto the King who hath risen again. Words to that effect may have been ringing in the ears of miscalculating industry seers and studio executives once again...

Lion Takes $30.2-Million Bite Out Of Box Office

Who would ever have imagined that the reappearance of a 17-year-old movie would become the fourth-biggest September box office hit of all time? But that is what has happened as Disney's 3D version of The...

Rio Knocked Off Top Of Sales Chart, Flies To Rentals

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...

Subscription Movie Scheme In New Test

MoviePass, the company that wants to be to theaters what Netflix is to home video, is back in business again. The company had planned to launch a test of its subscription-based ticketing service in San...

Silent Classic Metropolis To Return -- With Rock Score

The independent film company Kino Lorber, which last year released a restored version of Sergei Eisenstein's classic silent film Battleship Potemkin is now planning both a theatrical re-release and a DVD/Blu-ray release of another classic,...

Universal Home Video To Release Biggest Box Set Ever

Some analysts have suggested that a principal reason for the recent fall-off in DVD sales is that many consumers have already filled their shelves with product and that they simply have no room left for...

Fewer Video Stores, More Rentals

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...

3d Strikes Out At Home

With 3D on the wane in U.S. theaters, it is already being shunned almost completely by home video enthusiasts, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield said on Wednesday. Greenfield took note of the fact that AT&T has...

Time Warner Sales Up; Shares Down

Home video sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 helped lift Time Warner's second-quarter results above analysts' expectations. Although the company's Warner Bros. division spent heavily on pre-release marketing and publicity for...

Warner Bros. Planning For Life After Deathly

Contrary to what Warner Bros. says in its current ads for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 , it all doesn't end with the release of the movie. The studio is busily engaged...

Cars 2 Expected To Nab Checkered Flag

Critics may have made a wreckage out of Disney/Pixar's Cars 2 , but that probably won't dissuade moviegoers from rubbernecking to see it this weekend, analysts say. While Toy Story 3 opened last year with...

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