Warner Wins in November13 Dec, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Warner Home Video, in tandem with its distributed labels, New Line and HBO, won the DVD sales market share derby in November, capturing 23.1% of sales tracked by Nielsen VideoScan.
Sony Pictures, powered by the Oct. 30 release of Spider-Man 3, took the No. 2 spot, generating 15.5% of the money consumers spent on DVD purchases in November.
Walt Disney Studios narrowly edged out Paramount Home Entertainment for third place, with a little more than 13.8%.
Finishing fifth with 13.6% was 20th Century Fox, while Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Lionsgate had 8.4% and 2.6%, respectively.
Nielsen VideoScan captures point-of-sale data from most major DVD retailers, but does not include Wal-Mart, which accounts for about 40% of total DVD sales.