"The Magic Gourd," Disney's first locally made Chinese film, has topped RMB16 million ($2 million) at the mainland B.O. in its second week of release.
Last year, after the smash success of "Guitar Hero," Activision acquired the game's publisher, RedOctane, giving it rights to the music-simulation franchise's name, while MTV bought its developer…
Consumer spending on home entertainment sales and rentals slipped 4.8% to $10 billion during the first half of 2007, according to Video Business research.
The race between indie suppliers used to be wide open, with dozens of small labels quietly earning a good living in what was a rental-dominated homevid market.
Starting as a tiny coastal enclave on the shores of British Columbia in the late 1970s, Lionsgate has grown into a publicly traded powerhouse that -- producing nearly a billion dollars in revenue…
With a new name and broadened focus, the EMA Home Media Expo -- the vid biz tradeshow previously known as VSDA -- is luring back top DVD retailers for its 26th annual convention at the Venetian…
For the past five years, New York-based Screen Media has enjoyed a nice output arrangement with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, distributing two genre titles a month into the homevid market…
While it certainly didn't help the HD DVD camp, Blockbuster's announcement last month that it will exclusively support rival Blu-ray in 1,700 of its stores probably won't do much to end the…
Tim Clott, a former Paramount and Lyrick Studios exec, has begun to supplement Echo Bridge's $10-and-under DVD niche catalog with a wave of higher-priced new releases.
Overseeing labels like Anchor Bay and Manga worldwide, Bill Clark has led Starz's new DVD unit -- just purchased for it by parent company Liberty Media from IDT Corp. last year -- to a 28% net sales…