Japanese animated fantasy "Spirited Away" will enter the record books this week by becoming the first foreign film in history to hit $200 million, excluding North America.
Based on stellar opening-day returns, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment says "Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace" is on track to better the first-week DVD sales record set just last week by…
A group of entertainment and online orgs, including the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers, fired off a letter to Congress Tuesday, urging support of recent legislation aimed at speeding the…
Internet audio and video software maker RealNetworks on Tuesday blamed the sour economy for a fall in third-quarter revenues to $45.2 million, compared with $67.1 million a year ago.
Video-on-demand service Intertainer has partnered with minority investor Microsoft to launch its subscription service, which bows today on high-speed broadband networks in the nation's top 35 markets.
The sour economy has forced layoffs in nearly every facet of the entertainment sector, but the vidgame biz is bucking the trend, with new products expected to actually generate jobs in the $20…
Universal Pictures Intl. announced it will release all new videos simultaneously on VHS and DVD beginning in 2002, with a window of just four to eight weeks between rental and sell-though.
AOL Time Warner said Monday that it will shutter Volume.com, a year-old news, entertainment and fashion site founded by HBO to target trend-conscious youth, due to the poor economy. Site will close…
According to a new study from Internet analyst firm Forrester Research, entertainment companies that devote just 1% of their Web budgets to fund online word-of-mouth campaigns can boost a film's B.O…
Inside.com and Brill's Content have folded. Primedia and Steve Brill, who partnered to buy Inside.com last April, have dissolved their partnership.
Disney has become the first studio to end its video revenue-sharing agreement with Blockbuster. The news comes less than three months after Blockbuster chairman John Antioco warned studios during a…