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The 'La La Land' Retail Waltz   25 Apr, 2017

Merchandising: The big retail chains gave consumers their choice of three exclusive versions of the...More>>

(L-R): Exclusive 'La La Land' covers at Target, Walmart and Best Buy
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A Bigger Fatter Exclusive   18 Apr, 2017

Merchandising: Walmart had a deal for Universal's new 'Bigger Fatter Liar' DVD.More>>

Target 'Teen Titans: The Judas Contract' Steelbook Blu-ray
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'Rogue One' Hangover Leaves Retailers Prepping for Easter   11 Apr, 2017

Merchandising: About the only spotlight for the April 11 new titles was a front-of-store corrugated...More>>

'Hidden Figures' display at Target
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'Star Wars' Retail Blitz Centers on 'Rogue One'   4 Apr, 2017

Merchandising: Disney's home video release of 'Rogue One' dominated retail channels April 4, with...More>>

(L-R): 'Rogue One' Blu-ray covers at Walmart, Target and Best Buy
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'Fantastic' Retail Exclusives   28 Mar, 2017

Merchandising: Plenty of retailers offered exclusive editions of Warner's 'Fantastic Beasts and...More>>

Amazon's 'Fantastic Beasts' Blu-ray with statue
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An 'Assassin' Made to 'Sing'   21 Mar, 2017

Merchandising: Retailers brought out exclusives for Universal's 'Sing' and Fox's 'Assassin's Creed.'More>>

Best Buy's 'Sing' and 'Assassin's Creed' Steelbook 4K Blu-rays
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Retailers Load Up for 'Passengers'    14 Mar, 2017

Merchandising: Sony Pictures' 'Passengers' arrived on disc with a couple of retailer exclusives.More>>

Best Buy's 'Passengers' Steelbook
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Unpacking the Baggage of 'Passengers'   13 Mar, 2017

Many critics have dismissed 'Passengers' for plot twists they consider morally reprehensible, but...More>>

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Packaging Options for Disney's 'Moana'    7 Mar, 2017

Merchandising: A couple of retailers offered exclusive packaging for the Blu-ray edition of...More>>

(L-R): Best Buy's 'Moana' Steelbook and Target's 'Moana' storybook Blu-rays
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Some 'Strange' Exclusives   28 Feb, 2017

Merchandising: Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' came to home video Feb. 28 with a few retailer exclusives.More>>

Best Buy's 'Doctor Strange' Steelbooks
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Best Buy Has Exclusive 'Bad Santa 2' Ultra HD Blu-ray   21 Feb, 2017

Merchandising: The first title for which a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition was leveraged as a retail...More>>

Best Buy's 'Bad Santa 2' UHD and Target's 'Hacksaw Ridge' Blu-ray Steelbook
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'Thomas & Friends' Extraordinary Exclusive   14 Feb, 2017

Merchandising: Walmart offered an exclusive DVD two-pack of 'Thomas & Friends: Extraordinary...More>>

Walmart's 'Thomas & Friends' Two-Pack
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'Justice League' Takes on 'Trolls' in Exclusives Battle   7 Feb, 2017

Merchandising: DreamWorks Animation's 'Trolls,' distributed by Fox, and Warner's 'Justice League...More>>

Target's 'Trolls' box art
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Exclusive Packaging for 'Pinocchio'   31 Jan, 2017

Merchandising: A couple of retailers offered exclusive packaging for Disney's new 'Pinocchio:...More>>

Best Buy and Target 'Pinocchio' exclusives, Best Buy 'Jack Reacher Never Go Back' Steelbook
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'Inferno' Fans the Retail Flames   24 Jan, 2017

Merchandising: Sony Pictures' 'Inferno,' the third movie adaptation of the Robert Langdon mystery...More>>

Best Buy's 'Inferno' Steelbook and Walmart's Langdon trilogy DVD
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'Surf's Up' Sequel Figures Into Promotional Plans   17 Jan, 2017

Merchandising: Walmart offered a gift set for Sony Pictures' 'Surf's Up 2' DVD.More>>

Walmart's 'Surf's Up 2' with WWE figure
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'Deepwater' in Steel   10 Jan, 2017

Merchandising: Lionsgate's 'Deepwater Horizon' had the most notable retailer exclusive among the...More>>

Target's 'Deepwater Horizon' Steelbook Blu-ray
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Notable But Low-Impact Titles Kick Off 2017 Retail Slate   3 Jan, 2017

Merchandising: The new home video releases the first week of 2017 didn't receive much fanfare at...More>>

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Retailers Wrapping Up 2016   27 Dec, 2016

Merchandising: The last week of 2016 didn't offer anything unusual, with most retailers focused...More>>

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To Me, She's Royalty   27 Dec, 2016

Reflecting on the impact of "Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher, who passed away Dec. 27.More>>

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars'