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Sunday, February 05, 2017
Fury 'Fury' Unleashed as Top Disc Seller, Rental

Sony Pictures’ 'Fury,' a drama about a World War II tank crew starring Brad Pitt, rolled past Fox’s animated 'The Book of Life’ the week ended Feb. 1 to debut atop the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall DVD and Blu-ray Disc combined unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart. 'Fury' also topped the rental chart for the week.

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Netflix Japan Launching This Fall

Netflix Feb. 4 announced it would launch operations in Japan — the world’s second-largest home video market with 36 million broadband homes — this fall.

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Carey: Fox Won’t Rush Into SVOD Deals

Calling the transition to digital entertainment a “glass half-full story for us,” 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey reiterated CEO Rupert Murdoch’s recent edict that Netflix not be allowed to singularly control the burgeoning subscription streaming market.

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Cyber Attack Cost Sony $15 Million

Sony Corp. Feb. 4 disclosed that last November’s cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment cost the studio $15 million in direct “investigation and remediation” fees.

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Starz Sells Anchor Bay, Manga Entertainment U.K. Units

Starz has sold Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment in the United Kingdom to the companies’ managing director, Colin Lomax.

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Kino Lorber Turns to Kickstarter to Finance Black Filmmakers Blu-ray

Indie distributor Kino Lorber Feb. 4 launched a 45-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a four-disc 'Pioneers of African-American Cinema' Blu-ray collection.

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