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Home Media Magazine publishes weekly reports of top home entertainment sales and rentals, along with detailed analysis of other trends affecting the home entertainment industry.

Projections: 'Alvin,' 'Holmes' Should Repeat

April 12, 2010

In a slow week for new major theatrical releases, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Sherlock Holmes should repeat atop the charts.

‘Alvin’ Squeaks By With Top Sales Spot

April 07, 2010

It was a split decision on the national home video charts. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel easily topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended April 4, while Warner’s Sherlock Holmes captured the top spot on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart.

In-Stat Acquired in Part by NPD

April 05, 2010

In-Stat April 5 said it completed a management buyout and financial backing agreement with The NPD Group.

Projections: ‘Holmes’ and ‘Alvin’ Battle for Top Spots

April 05, 2010

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel should be the top disc seller for the week, but Sherlock Holmes is likely to grab both the top Blu-ray seller position and the top rental spot for the week ending April 4.

‘Blind Side’ Tackles Top Sales, Rental Spots

March 31, 2010

The Blind Side, the film that landed Sandra Bullock her first best actress Oscar, was the country’s No. 1 home video seller and rental its first week in stores.

Survey: Rental Bests Sales, Free VOD Usage on the Rise

March 29, 2010

Rentals of DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies topped a February consumer survey, with 35.9 million households opting to rent, compared with 31.2 million households who purchased the title. The same survey showed more than 25 million households opted for free on-demand programming when available.

Projections: ‘Blind Side’ Won’t Knock Out ‘New Moon’

March 29, 2010

On another week The Blind Side would have scored a clear victory on the charts, but it will likely finish behind the March 20 release New Moon.

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‘New Moon’ Takes Bite Out of Sales

March 24, 2010

The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the nearly $300 million-grossing sequel to last year’s blockbuster teen vampire movie Twilight, sold more than 4 million copies its first weekend in stores to easily capture the top spot on the national DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts.

Group Says 3D Doubles 2D Opening Weekend Box Office Revenue

March 24, 2010

Opening weekend 3D ticket revenue is outpacing 2D ticket sales by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a new report.

‘New Moon’ DVD Outsells ‘Twilight’ in Opening Weekend

March 23, 2010

Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon sold more than 4 million DVDs over the weekend, passing the 3.8 million tally its predecessor Twilight racked up during its release weekend in 2009.


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