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2014-08-14 16:24:56

Film Debuts at #1 On Christian Videos Sales and #2 On Overall Disc Sales Charts SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pure Flix's film GOD'S NOT DEAD, which is currently the top independent movie of the year thanks to a "stunning" and strong twenty-week theatrical release, debuts at No. 1 on the Nielsen Christian Videos sales chart and No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall Blu-ray and DVD combined sales for the week ending August 10,...

2010-04-12 06:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT) announced today that it has hired David Paiko as Vice President of Business Development for the company's Home Entertainment Essentials (HEE) division. Mr. Paiko is responsible for developing new and managing the existing relationships with Rentrak's studio, agency and video game partners for Rentrak's Home Video and Retail Essentials services, plus its Video Game Ad Monitor services. He will lead the...

2008-11-29 13:21:09

The DVD release of the film Wall-E from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is the current top seller in the United States, Nielsen figures show. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, the computer-animated film topped all DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales while becoming the second most popular video rental this week. Another new film release, Tropic Thunder, captured second in DVD and Blu-ray sales. The comedy starring actors Ben...

2006-07-13 03:29:16

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy "Failure to Launch" led the national video sales and rental charts for a second week, according to data issued Wednesday. "Launch," a box office hit that also starred Sarah Jessica Parker, has tallied $21 million in rental stores so far, nearly one-quarter of its theatrical take. Meanwhile, last weekend's record $136 million theatrical opening of "The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's...

2006-05-17 19:30:45

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Munich" might have done so-so at the box office, but Steven Spielberg's controversial revenge drama scored big on DVD. The film, revolving around the Israeli hit squad dispatched to retaliate for the murder of 11 athletes at the 1972 summer Olympics, opened atop the national DVD sales and rental charts during the week ended May 14. Trailing it on VideoScan's First Alert sales chart were "Nancy McPhee" at No. 2, "Big Momma's...

2006-04-26 23:13:55

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The gruesome horror film "Hostel" slashed through the competition to take the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending April 23. Director Eli Roth's low-budget hit about kidnapped backpackers sold to a human slaughter ring, also finished a strong second on the video rental chart, earning about $6.2 million, or 13.2% of its $47.3 million box office take. The only other new release on VideoScan's First Alert DVD...

2006-04-26 23:10:00

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES -- The gruesome horror film "Hostel" slashed through the competition to take the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending April 23. Director Eli Roth's low-budget hit about kidnapped backpackers sold to a human slaughter ring, also finished a strong second on the video rental chart, earning about $6.2 million, or 13.2% of its $47.3 million box office take. The only other new release on VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales chart was "Mrs....

2006-04-20 06:27:50

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Positioned as an ideal Easter gift, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" logged a second consecutive week as the top-selling DVD in the United States, according to data issued Wednesday. The Jim Carrey comedy "Fun With Dick & Jane" debuted at No. 2 on VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales chart in the week ended April 16, but did wrangle a first-place finish on trade publication Home Media Retailing's...

2006-04-20 06:25:00

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES -- Positioned as an ideal Easter gift, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" logged a second consecutive week as the top-selling DVD in the United States, according to data issued Wednesday. The Jim Carrey comedy "Fun With Dick & Jane" debuted at No. 2 on VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales chart in the week ended April 16, but did wrangle a first-place finish on trade publication Home Media Retailing's video rental chart,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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