If Reed Hastings needs another reason to hope for a partnership with HBO, new data on mobile video consumption isn't going to change his mind.
Movie rentals on digital platforms continue to grab the home-video spotlight, with the segment growing 5% over the past year, but U.S. consumers are still renting discs in big numbers.
Videogame sales fell for the fourth month in a row, down 32% in April to $630 million from new product, according to market research firm the NPD Group
The video-on-demand market for paid rentals is currently ruled by pay TV services, but the Internet-on-demand market is growing in strength, according to the NPD Group.
An increasing number of consumers are making the switch from DVD to Blu-ray, but higher Blu-ray prices can't offset an overall 9% drop in physical disc sales in the last year.
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Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$48.9M Warner Brothers -66.23%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.2M Cumulative:$34.4M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -77.26%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$53.9M Universal Pictures -67.83%