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'Twilight' DVD sales off to fast start

DVD shoppers can’t get enough of “Twilight.” In its first weekend of release, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” sold an estimated 3.85 million DVDs, better than the home entertainment debut of the first “Breaking Dawn” movie last year, Lionsgate said Tuesday.


'Hunger Games', 'Lorax' Fend Off New Releases on Home Entertainment Charts

Hunger Games

Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator" debuted at No. 3 despite a robust $59.7 million theatrical gross. Nearly a dozen new home video releases appeared in the top 20 on the national sales charts the week ending Aug. 26, but none could break the hold of two high-profile theatricals already available on disc. Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games and Universal Studios’ Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax repeated at No. 1 and No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.


Video rentals top sales for first time since 2000

Americans spent more money renting home movies than buying them in the second quarter, marking only the second time that's happened in the DVD era. The big switch in consumer behavior shows the rising popularity of cheap alternatives like Netflix and Redbox and suggests people are pinching pennies in this economy....


Blu-ray Growth Soothes Hollywood

Blu-ray Growth Soothes Hollywood

Blu-ray is emerging as a holiday hero for Hollywood as the film industry grapples with the rise of digital video and a persistent slump in DVD sales.


'Avatar' tops video sales charts for 3rd week

"Avatar" remained the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc for a third consecutive week.


Studio: 'Avatar' sells 6.7 million DVDs in 4 days

Studio: 'Avatar' sells 6.7 million DVDs in 4 days

"Avatar" is maintaining its popularity in the move from box office to home video, with sales of 6.7 million DVDs and Blu-ray disks in the first four days....


Transformers Has Giant DVD/Blu-ray Debut

DVD sales might be plummeting, but Paramount has found a magic bullet for at least one week: "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" moved 7.5 million discs in its first seven days of release.


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