Tweaking the timing of when movies get into homes after the theatrical run is now a popular strategy in boosting flagging disc revenue. However, there is no real consensus on where the change should focus.
Shares of Blockbuster stock continued to rise for a second day as investors appeared to buy into CEO Jim Keyes' statements that the venerable brand is shifting from a store-based business to multiplatform distribution, including kiosks and digital.
The Vanderburgh County, Ind., prosecuting attorney decided March 5 to drop his case against DVD kiosks, a case in which retailers with Redbox and MovieCube kiosks had been threatened with felony prosecution if they did not remove DVDs rated higher than ‘G’ that could possibly be accessed by minors.
With its star power and heavy reliance on special effects depicting the destruction of everything, 2012 should score a triple victory for the week ended March 7, topping the national disc sales, disc rentals and Blu-ray sales charts.