RENTRAK RETAIL ANNOUNCES TOP DVD SALES AND RENTALS.Rentrak Retail and Home Video Essentials, business units of Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending Consumer demand or consumption is also known as personal consumption expenditure. It is the largest part of aggregate demand or effective demand at the macroeconomic level. .
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the company's proprietary tracking services, the ten top selling DVDs and the top ten most rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending July 13, 2008 include the following:
Rentrak Top 10 Selling DVDs*
RANK TITLE STUDIO WEEKS IN RELEASE
1 Superhero su·per·he·ro
n. pl. su·per·he·roes
A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime. Movie!
2 Vantage Point
3 The Ruins
4 Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
5 Batman - Gotham Knight
6 10,000 BC
7 The Spiderwick Chronicles
8 Drillbit Taylor
10 National Treasure Book of Secrets
*Week ended July 12, 2008
Rentrak Top 10 Renting DVDs
1 Vantage Point
2 Drillbit Taylor
3 10,000 BC
4 The Ruins
5 Fool's Gold fool's gold: see pyrite.
6 The Bucket List
8 Definitely, Maybe
10 The Spiderwick Chronicles
About Retail Essentials(R)
Retail Essentials measures weekly consumer sales activity on standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. Overview
The name Blu-ray Disc is derived from the blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of disc. titles in the U.S. brick-and-mortar channel. No other service provides faster access to in-depth market data and weekly estimations of gross consumer spending. Rentrak delivers sell-through data broken down by DVD title, format, category, genre, TV market and more, within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients can access current, weekly, and historical title sales data to competitively benchmark industry performance.
About Home Video Essentials(R)
Home Video Essentials is Rentrak's exclusive point-of-sale (POS (1) See point of sale and packet over SONET.
(2) "Parent over shoulder." See digispeak.
POS - point of sale ) tracking system, which measures title-level performance via rental transactions on over 65,000 DVD and video game properties in the brick-and-mortar, online, and kiosk channels across North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . Rentrak is the world's largest processor of rental data, tracking in excess of one billion transactions each year from more than 13,700 storefronts within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients are able to identify consumer trends, quantify performance, and benchmark findings against the broader business sector.
About Rentrak Corporation
Rentrak Corporation, based in Portland, Oregon, is an information management company serving clients in the media, entertainment, retail, advertising and manufacturing industries. The company's Entertainment Essentials(R) suite of services is redefining media measurement in the digital broadband era. Entertainment Essentials provides customers with near-real-time, actionable insight into performance of content distributed over a wide variety of modern media technologies. Available by license or subscription, each Entertainment Essentials application allows executives to analyze detailed industry-wide and title-specific data to make decisions that enhance the bottom line and provide competitive advantage.
For more information, visit http://www.rentrak.com or call 310-854-8124.