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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
IHS: Redbox Revenue Up Scant 1.2% in 2013

With ongoing shrinkage of the video store footprint, by-mail disc rentals and departure of Blockbuster, Redbox has become the default means by which most consumers rent packaged media. But the kiosk vendor's projected revenue increased just 1.2% in 2013, according to new data from IHS Technology.

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Oscar Nominees Coming to Disc Include 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity'

Of the nine 2013 films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, none were available on home video as of Jan. 16, the day of the announcements. But three will be by the time the winners are announced March 2.

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Best Buy Holiday Sales Decline

Best Buy Jan. 16 said winter holiday sales in the U.S. slipped 1.5% to $9.7 billion during the nine-week period ended Jan. 4. Same-store sales (open at least 14 months) dipped 0.9% after analysts had projected a gain of 0.7%.

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NPD: December Video Games Sales Inched Up 2%

The video game industry saw continued signs of life in December following November launches of new consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Total new game sales increased 2% to $3.28 billion from the previous-year period, according to new data from The NPD Group. Software sales excluding new releases dropped 17% to $1.3 billion.

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The Great Divide

Publisher Thomas K. Arnold says the divide over giving the rental market access to new DVDs and Blu-ray Discs is becoming more and more perplexing, as the six major studios appear to be agreeing on so many other things these days — most significantly, giving digital downloads of movies a two-week window to encourage consumers to buy product electronically.

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Captain Phillips (Blu-ray Review)

Tom Hanks turns in another terrific performance, while the film has an immediacy thanks to Paul Greengrass’ trademark gritty action style, and an air of authenticity since it was filmed at sea on a real cargo hauler. (Street Date 1/21/14)

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