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Pirates Seem To Love Box-office Duds

Seeming to lend some credence to the theory that many people will pirate movies that they wouldn't pay good money to see, Sony's expensive flop After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith was the most...

How Much Does Hollywood Earn From Digital Releases?

Although the studios release a wealth of information publicly about how their movies perform at the box office -- estimated weekend ticket sales, final results (sales and attendance), international ticket sales, etc. -- there is...

Fox's Epic Debuts In First Place On Home Video Charts

20th Century Fox's animated Epic sold more DVDs and Blu-ray Discs than any other home video release last week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart. The studio's home entertainment unit said that 40...

Olympus Has Fallen Rises To Top Of Video Charts

Olympus Has Fallen , the first of the White-House-invaded-by-terrorist movies -- White House Down came later -- has landed at the top of all home-home video charts. The Sony flick not only was No. 1...

Movie Reviews: Planes

It coulda been better -- that's the general consensus of critics in their reviews of Disney's Planes. Bruce DeMara in the Toronto Star observes that Planes follows the standard Disney formula to the letter. Betsy...

Home Video Pulls Out Of Slump

The down-trending home-video market, a worrisome factor for all of the Hollywood studios in recent years, is showing signs of life again. Home Media magazine, citing figures from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, observed that...

Pbs To Issue $100 Downton Abbey Boxed Set

PBS's broadcasts of the first three seasons of Downton Abbey, produced by Britain's ITV, drew more viewers than any other drama ever aired by the public broadcaster. Now it will see whether that popularity can...

Despicable Me Won, Too

All those tens of millions of dollars that went into the marketing of Despicable Me 2 have redounded to the benefit of the original film on the DVD/Blu-ray disc market. In fact, it rose to...

Jack The Giant Slayer Slays Home-video Competition

Warner Bros.' Jack the Giant Slayer took over first place on the home video sales charts last week. That pushed Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful down a notch. Hansel and Gretel!: Witch Hunters came...

Cloud Atlas Debuts At No. 1 In Home-video Sales

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...

Digital Home-video Releases Boosting Studio Profits

eleasing movies for digital download before they hit stores and rental outlets as DVDs and Blu-ray Discs may be reversing the downturn in home-video business that movie studios have struggled with in recent years. At...

Django Unchained Stays Chained To First Place In Sales, Rentals

For the second week in a row, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained remained the top-selling home video release, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. It was also No. 1 in rentals, said Home Media magazine. Coming...

Dreamworks Animation Battles Back With The Croods

DreamWorks Animation, battered in the previous quarter by disappointing ticket sales for its Rise of the Guardians, has staged a comeback in the current quarter with solid home-video sales and strong performance of The Croods,...

High Frame-rate Tv Shows On Pirate Website

A handful of TV broadcasts shot at the ultra-high-definition 60-frames-per-second rate, have been turning up on the Pirate Bay BitTorrent network, TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage, said today (Monday). Most of the videos reportedly are...

The Bible: Already Out On Home Video

In what is perhaps the fastest turn-around from TV series to home-video release in history, 20th Century Fox Home Video has released the History Channel's 10-hour miniseries The Bible on DVD ($59.95) and Blu-ray Disc...

Theater Owners Ask "Where Did Everybody Go?"

In the third-worst weekend at the box office since 2000, not a single film managed to crack the $10-million mark, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With the top 12 films together grossing only...

Theaters Experience Labor Day Blues

With many young moviegoers preparing to return to school or college during the same week, Labor Day generally produces the lowest box-office grosses of any four-day holiday of the year. This year was no exception....

Dvd Buyers' Hunger For The Hunger Games Isn't Sated Yet

For the second week in a row, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games dominated DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales. It also topped the list among rentals, suggesting that the 28-day-delay that several other studios adopt for home...

24 Minutes To Be Restored To U.k. Version Of The Shining

For the first time, all 144 minutes of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining , starring Jack Nicholson, will be shown in Britain, beginning on Halloween. It will be 24 minutes longer than the version that has...

Wwe Star John Cena To Star With Scooby Doo

WWE superstar John Cena is teaming up with Scooby Doo for a new animated film.The grappling icon will appear in a new joint project between WWE Studios and Warner Bros. which will see the cartoon...

Each Major Dvd Seller Will Have Exclusive Hunger Games Set

It's getting so that home video releases are being sold like mattresses -- each major retailer being given its own "exclusive" version of the same product. Such appears to be the case with the Aug....

Warner Bros No More Direct-to-dvd Movies

Given the fall-off of DVD/Blu-ray sales, it now no longer makes sense for a studio to produce movies that bypass a theatrical release and go directly to home video. At any rate, it no longer...

Nolan's First Two Batman Movies Return To Video Charts

Moviegoers who were planning on taking in The Dark Knight Rises , the finale of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, apparently decided to take a refresher course on Nolan's earlier Batman movies, making them the...

Olympics Likely To Bury Other Media

The Olympic Games are likely to hit video store rentals, online streaming sites, and movie theaters hard, analysts have suggested. Executives at those media operations seem to agree. Studios are releasing to high-wattage blockbusters during...

Halle Berry Injury Will Not Be Investigated By Health And Safety

An injury that Halle Berry received whilst on the set of 'The Hive' has not been deemed serious enough to warrant investigation into the work place, and the 45 year-old actress will be fine to...

Kourtney Kardashian Almost Named Girl Mila

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick almost named their child Mila.The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star and her boyfriend of six years, welcomed their second child, a girl, on July 8.But apparently the couple made...

U.k. Film Censors To Expand Video Reach

Britain's film censorship board intends to begin rating home video categories that have previously been exempt from them. Describing its policy change as a "technical adjustment" to the U.K. Video Recordings Act, The British Board...

Home Video Underpinning British Film Industry

In the U.K. home video sales -- in particular, sales of physical DVD and Blu-ray discs -- account for the principal source of funding for film and TV production, according to a study by Oxford...

Sherlock Holmes Sequel Remains Top Dvd Seller

Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows held on to the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert DVD and Blu-ray sales charts for last week. The Warner Bros. movie, which collected $186.8 million at...

Sherlock Holmes Sequel Debuts Atop Video Charts

Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows shot up the DVD and Blu-ray charts last week, debuting at No. 1 on both of them, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, which tracks home video...

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