Panelists agree that Walmart’s program — linking titles from Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation to UltraViolet — has been the shot in the arm the service needed.
Consumers registering movies to the cloud-based UltraViolet digital locker topped 2 million accounts, including 1 million new accounts generated in the past four weeks, said Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes.
DreamWorks Animation May 2 reported first-quarter revenue of $136.1 million and a profit of $9.1 million, both up over the $108 million in revenue and profit of $8.8 million the studio reported during the first quarter of 2011.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment scored a double win on the national sales charts the week ended April 29, with 'Contraband' knocking Paramount’s 'Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol' out of the No. 1 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.