Analyst: DVD Rental Business Is Not in a State of Persistent Decline

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The following is an excerpt from a report compiled by Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities.

Movie Rental Industry

Key Redbox releases this year (with domestic box office total in millions from www.boxofficemojo.com):

o 9/17: World War Z ($202), Epic ($108)

o 9/24: Iron Man 3 ($409), The Great Gatsby ($145)

Key Redbox releases last year (with domestic box office total in millions from www.boxofficemojo.com):

o 9/18: The Cabin in the Woods ($42)

o 9/25: Battleship ($65)

Over the next two weeks, there are two rental releases that grossed over $50 million in domestic box office compared to three last year. DVD rentals for the upcoming two-week period should underperform the same period last year, as this year’s DVD releases grossed less than last year’s at the box office.

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