Lionsgate’s Precious debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc chart.
With Blockbuster’s financial situation becoming dire, analyst John Kraft with D.A. Davidson & Co. in Lake Oswego, Ore., said a possible Chapter 11 filing by the Dallas-based rental giant could escalate store closures and drive consumers to kiosks.