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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.


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.


Kidnap victim Dugard shares home videos

Kidnap victim Dugard shares home videos

Held captive for 18 years in a ramshackle backyard compound, Dugard is seen cooking with her sister and mother and riding horses in recently shot home videos aired on ABC Friday.


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