Sales of full seasons of HBO's "The Sopranos" on Amazon.com and Apple's iTunes shot up Thursday following the news that series star James Gandolfini had died in Italy. Amazon lists the 30-disc DVD…
It's fairly well-accepted that subscription VOD platforms are helping to ease the pain from declines in DVD sales. But for Hollywood, the question has become "Can that happen fast enough?" "DVD does…
Showing continued strength of the “Twilight” franchise, Lionsgate has sold an estimated 3.85 million DVD and Blu-ray units of its fifth and final “Twilight” film in its first weekend of release — an…
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
With Easter falling later this year, studios held off on releasing their bigger homevideo titles until the second quarter, causing DVD sales to take a hit during the first three months of 2011.
All eyes are now on how James Cameron's sci-fi epic will perform when it bows on homevideo.
DVD really started to show its age in 2008. According to the Digital Entertainment Group, DVD sales slumped 9% last year, bringing overall homevideo spending down 5.5% to $22.4 billion.
DVD isn't the golden goose it once was -- but overall sales are still holding fairly steady.
Consumer demand for flat-screen TVs, new videogame systems and other high-end electronics drove interest in home entertainment on the whole and helped push DVD sales above last year during the…