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March 24, 1999 | From Reuters
Hollywood Entertainment Corp. said Tuesday that it filed court papers alleging Rentrak Corp. underreported the video store operator's sales and rental data. Rentrak and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Inc. have sued Hollywood Entertainment, which owns the Hollywood Video chain, alleging that the video renter has underreported sales figures.
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April 15, 2013
The History Channel's TV miniseries "The Bible" debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart, while Oscar best picture winner "Argo" held on to the top rental spot. Here are the top selling and renting titles for the week ending April 6 and April 7, respectively. TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES 1. “The Bible” - Fox - Week 1 2. “Lincoln” - Disney - Week 2 3. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” - Warner Bros. - Week 3 4. “Les Miserables” - Universal - Week 3 5. “Wreck-It Ralph” - Disney - Week 5 6. “Parental Guidance” - Fox - Week 2 7. “Life of Pi” - Fox - Week 4 8. “Rise of the Guardians” - Paramount - Week 4 9. “Zero Dark Thirty” - Sony - Week 3 10. “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One -- Avengers” - Disney - Week 1 TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY RENTALS 1. “Argo” - Warner Bros.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013
The History Channel's TV miniseries "The Bible" debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart, while Oscar best picture winner "Argo" held on to the top rental spot. Here are the top selling and renting titles for the week ending April 6 and April 7, respectively. TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES 1. “The Bible” - Fox - Week 1 2. “Lincoln” - Disney - Week 2 3. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” - Warner Bros. - Week 3 4. “Les Miserables” - Universal - Week 3 5. “Wreck-It Ralph” - Disney - Week 5 6. “Parental Guidance” - Fox - Week 2 7. “Life of Pi” - Fox - Week 4 8. “Rise of the Guardians” - Paramount - Week 4 9. “Zero Dark Thirty” - Sony - Week 3 10. “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One -- Avengers” - Disney - Week 1 TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY RENTALS 1. “Argo” - Warner Bros.
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December 10, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
"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)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
'Brave' stayed atop the DVD sales chart for the second week in a row, outselling newcomer "Expendables 2. " Pixar's animated fantasy film was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S., according to Rentrak Corp., while aging action stars sequel "Expendables 2" premiered at No. 2. "The Amazing Spider-Man,"meanwhile, remained the most rented DVD and Blu-ray, while "Expendables 2" landed at No. 2 on that chart as well. Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs during the week ended Nov. 24 (sales)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
"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)
BUSINESS
December 16, 2009 | By Ben Fritz
In a surprise move that consolidates the two major players in box-office reporting, Rentrak Corp. has agreed to acquire Nielsen Co.'s EDI division for $15 million in cash. The deal, which is expected to close early next year, will eliminate all competition for Rentrak in selling worldwide box-office information to studios and other industry analysts. "We are now the sole provider," said Ron Giambra, executive vice president of theatrical worldwide for Rentrak. "That was the reason for this purchase."
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November 28, 1997 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Mitch Pool, owner of South Shore Video in Huntington Beach, sees Wherehouse and Hollywood Video "guarantee" the availability of such titles as "The English Patient" and "Dante's Peak," it strikes to the core of his business. He can't compete. "It changes the perception of the customer," Pool said. "Customers think we always should have 60 copies of a movie on the shelf." Wherehouse and Hollywood are able to make the offer by flooding shelves with cassettes leased through Rentrak Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
No new movies dared challenge "The Lorax" on DVD, and Universal Pictures' animated family film topped the sales and rental charts for the week. In its first week, the box office hit based on the classic Dr. Seuss book was the most-bought and most-rented DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S., according toRentrak Corp. The No. 2 top seller wasn't a movie at all, but the History channel's "Hatfields & McCoys" mini-series, which was released on disc by Sony Pictures. The second-most-rented disc was "Lockout," the Luc Besson-produced action film starring Guy Pearce, which came out on disc four weeks ago. Below are the 10 most bought and rented DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the week ended Aug. 12, according to Rentrak Corp.
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July 10, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Lionsgate plans to make its next three "Hunger Games" movies an annual event every November from 2013 through 2015. The Santa Monica studio announced Tuesday that it will release "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" on Nov. 21, 2014, and "Mockingjay Part 2" on Nov. 20, 2015. The company has already scheduled the second picture, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," for Nov. 22, 2013. The news demonstrates how critical it has become for Hollywood studios to stake out the best release dates for their event movies as early as possible.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
'Brave' stayed atop the DVD sales chart for the second week in a row, outselling newcomer "Expendables 2. " Pixar's animated fantasy film was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S., according to Rentrak Corp., while aging action stars sequel "Expendables 2" premiered at No. 2. "The Amazing Spider-Man,"meanwhile, remained the most rented DVD and Blu-ray, while "Expendables 2" landed at No. 2 on that chart as well. Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs during the week ended Nov. 24 (sales)
BUSINESS
December 16, 2009 | By Ben Fritz
In a surprise move that consolidates the two major players in box-office reporting, Rentrak Corp. has agreed to acquire Nielsen Co.'s EDI division for $15 million in cash. The deal, which is expected to close early next year, will eliminate all competition for Rentrak in selling worldwide box-office information to studios and other industry analysts. "We are now the sole provider," said Ron Giambra, executive vice president of theatrical worldwide for Rentrak. "That was the reason for this purchase."
BUSINESS
March 24, 1999 | From Reuters
Hollywood Entertainment Corp. said Tuesday that it filed court papers alleging Rentrak Corp. underreported the video store operator's sales and rental data. Rentrak and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Inc. have sued Hollywood Entertainment, which owns the Hollywood Video chain, alleging that the video renter has underreported sales figures.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1997 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Mitch Pool, owner of South Shore Video in Huntington Beach, sees Wherehouse and Hollywood Video "guarantee" the availability of such titles as "The English Patient" and "Dante's Peak," it strikes to the core of his business. He can't compete. "It changes the perception of the customer," Pool said. "Customers think we always should have 60 copies of a movie on the shelf." Wherehouse and Hollywood are able to make the offer by flooding shelves with cassettes leased through Rentrak Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
The hit Mark Wahlberg comedy "Ted" topped the DVD sales chart for the second week in a row, easily besting two new competitors: The science-fiction flop "Total Recall" and comedy "Pitch Perfect. " Sony Pictures' "Total Recall," a remake of the 1990 adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story, was the most rented movie the week before Christmas, according to Rentrak Corp. However Universal Pictures' "Ted" and "Pitch Perfect" are not yet available to rent from outlets including Redbox and Netflix.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and Hollywood Entertainment Corp. said they have settled a dispute in which Fox accused Hollywood of cheating it out of more than $5 million in fees on Fox videos. Fox's Los Angeles-based 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment unit had sued alleging that Rentrak Corp., which leases Fox videos to retailers such as Hollywood, under-reported Hollywood's video sales and rentals. In a statement, Wilsonville, Ore.-based Hollywood, the No. 2 video-rental chain in the U.S.
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