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 WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar