February 12, 2010 |
Cost-cutting and robust holiday-season sales of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Star Trek" DVDs propelled Viacom Inc. to a fourfold increase in fourth-quarter profit. Viacom reported Thursday that it earned $694 million, or $1.14 a share, compared with $172 million, or 28 cents, a year earlier. The jump in earnings was, in large part, because of a $454-million restructuring charge taken in the period in 2008. Revenue, however, fell 3% to $4.1 billion for the quarter, reflecting continued weakness in the TV advertising market.
August 30, 2012 |
Lionsgate was back on top with its "Hunger Games" last week, returning to the top of both the sales and rental charts. Newcomer "The Dictator," from Sasha Baron Cohen, made noise too, as did releases of Paramount TV shows "NCIS" and "Dexter" and Disney classics "Pocahontas" and "The Rescuers. " Below are the 10 most bought and rented DVDs and Blu-ray discs in the the U.S. last week, according to Rentrak Corp. Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales 1. "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate)
December 10, 2012 |
"Brave" bested three new releases to stay atop the DVD sales chart for the third consecutive week, outselling "Men in Black 3," "ParaNorman" and "Lawless. " The animated fantasy film from Walt Disney Studios was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc in the United States, according to research company Rentrak Corp., and the No. 3 most-rented. "Men in Black," "ParaNorman" and "Lawless" debuted at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Lionsgate's "The Expendables 2" was the most-rented DVD and Blu-ray this week, climbing from its debut at No. 2 last week. "The Amazing Spider-Man," last week's most-rented DVD and Blu-ray, fell to No. 4. Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs during the week ended Dec. 1 (sales)
February 25, 2013 |
In its first week of release on DVD and Blue-ray, Fox's "Skyfall" - the latest James Bond installment - topped DVD and Blue-ray sales chart, knocking "Hotel Transylvania" out of the No. 1 spot. In addition to the 007 flick starring Daniel Craig , "Hotel Transylvania," "The Man With the Iron Fists," "Peter Pan" (re-release) and "Flight" rounded out the top slots on the DVD sales chart for the week ending Feb 17. Denzel Washington's action-thriller "Flight" remained atop the rentals chart for a second week, with "Here Comes the Boom," "Taken 2," "Hotel Transylvania" and "Alex Cross" completing the top five list.
March 5, 2013 |
Fox's "Skyfall" remained atop the DVD sales chart for the second consecutive week since its release, holding on to the top spot despite last week's DVD release of the Academy Award-winning "Argo. " Last week's No. 2 seller, Disney's "Hotel Transylvania," was knocked out of the top five with new releases such as "Argo," a re-release of Disney's "Monster's Inc. and the second season of HBO hit show "Game of Thrones" soaring to the top of the sales chart, during the week ending Feb. 23. On the rentals chart, "Taken 2" claimed the top spot in its sixth week since release, edging out Denzel Washingon's "Flight," which was the previous period's most rented DVD, for the week ending Feb 24. Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs, according to Rentrak.
February 19, 2013 |
In its first week of release on DVD and Blue-ray, Denzel Washington's action-thriller “Flight” soared to the top of the rental chart but failed to knock "Hotel Transylvania" out of its No. 1 spot in the sales rankings. Paramount's “Flight,” which earned Washington an Oscar nomination, was the most-rented disc in the U.S. during the week ending Feb. 10, but came in second in sales. “Hotel Transylvania,” the computer-animated comedy produced by Sony, was the top seller in its second week since being released on disc.