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‘The Rental’ Is Second Film Ever to Be #1 on Both Theatrical and VOD Charts at Same Time

For only the second time in the five months of parallel theatrical/Video on Demand releases, one film led grosses both in available theaters and on at least one home viewing chart. Dave Franco’s “The Rental” (IFC) grossed $404,000 in 250 theaters, two thirds of them drive-ins, to easily best several library titles made available this […]

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‘Scoob!’ an Instant #1 on Premium VOD Charts; ‘Capone’ #2 on iTunes

Warner Bros. home release of the animated “Scoob!” began today, and it’s already #1 on the iTunes and Amazon Prime charts ranking transactions. (Rental price $19.99; digital download $24.99.)With so little in the way of new releases, it might be more surprising if it didn’t reach #1. What’s impressive here is how quickly it happened. […]

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‘The Assistant,’ Featuring ‘Ozark’ Star Julia Garner, Overperforms on VOD

A handful of indoor theaters opened up to customers this weekend, mostly in Texas. But under these unusual pandemic conditions, the box-office numbers don’t shed much light on what will happen when more theaters reopen with brand new titles.With stringent safety controls including social distancing, the indoor theaters are grossing far less than the drive-ins […]

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‘Contagion’ Still Tops Classic Streaming Titles, Along With ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fifty Shades’

Not everyone is watching “Tiger King.” As audiences embrace premium VOD, increased interest in the lower-cost library titles follows. FandangoNOW, the streaming portal connected to the leading theater ticket-sales service, has provided its most recent seven-day ranking of pre-2019 features as well as digital sales on franchise packages.Here’s the top 10 of $3.99 catalogue titles.More […]

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Nent Group and NBCUniversal Sign Content Partnership for Kids, Family Programming

Following Nent Group and NBCUniversal’s long-term content partnership signed earlier this year, the two companies have inked a first-window deal for kids and family programming.Under the agreement, Nent Group will distribute NBCUniversal’s kids series and family content and DreamWorks Animation film catalogue on Viaplay streaming service and Viasat pay-tv channels.As part of the deal, Nent […]

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Exclusive: First Trailer for ‘Lucky’ Reveals Nickelodeon’s CG-Animated Leprechaun Tale

Not to be too superstitious, but you’re in luck today because we have an exclusive trailer reveal to share with you for Nickelodeon’s all-new original CG-animated TV film, Lucky. Premiering Friday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. (Et/Pt), the movie follows an unlucky leprechaun on the adventure of a lifetime when he and his friends set […]

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