Universal's 'Dracula Untold' debuted atop the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which combines DVD and Blu-ray unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray disc sales chart for the week ended Feb. 8. Lionsgate's 'John Wick' was a close No. 2 on the sales charts but also topped the rental chart.
Packaged-media sales of HBO’s most-watched original series, “Game of Thrones,” contributed to the premium channel upping full-year 2014 (ended Dec. 31) revenue 10% ($508 million) to $5.4 billion. Operating income was flat at $1.8 billion.
A reduced release slate contributed to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment reporting a 32% decline in fourth-quarter (ended Dec. 31, 2014) revenue from theatrical product (physical and digital) to $578 million from $847 million in the previous-year period. Revenue from TV programing dipped nearly 18% to $216 million from $261 million.