All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blockbuster’

Oscar Isaac Named In ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Cast

Star Wars fans have long been waiting for the complete list of cast members for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, which is set to be released in 2015. Rumors have been floating around for months on who the cast members will be. After much speculation, the cast has finally been revealed. The official announcement was made on the …

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‘Noah’ Movie Has Big Opening; Still Mired In Controversy

The much-talked about biblical epic Noah scored a stellar $44 million opening this weekend despite the huge amount of controversy that has surrounded it prior to its release. Paramount’s big budget film grossed more than $95 million worldwide on opening day, courtesy of an early launch in countries like Mexico and South Korea. In Russia, the film grossed $17 million, …

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Blockbuster Is Shutting Down in the UK As Well

After administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery failed to secure a buyer for Blockbuster UK’s 91 remaining stores, the company has announced that they will be all be shut down next week. All remaining Blockbuster stores in the UK will be closed, forever, on December 16th. This is a move that will cause a loss of 808 jobs. All remaining stock will …

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Last Blockbuster Rental Is Fitting: “This Is The End”

The last Blockbuster rental occurred over the weekend, days after the business had announced that it would be closing all of its remaining stores. It was a sad day for some, who still frequent the stores, but many people have already turned to other sources for their movie watching needs, such as Netflix, who has become the big giant in …

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Blockbuster’s Final Movie Rental Was Perfect

It may have been a pretty long time since you last saw a functioning Blockbuster in the US – as there are only a few hundred of them left in operation. Eh, were. You probably heard the news that Blockbuster decided to cease prolonging the inevitable and announced that they would finally shutter the 300 remaining company-owned stores. In related …

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Blockbuster to Shutdown All Domestic Retail Operations

We all knew it would happen eventually. Blockbuster is finally closing its doors for good. Yesterday, DISH Network Corporation, issued a press release announcing that its subsidiary, Blockbuster, will be ending its domestic retail by closing the last remaining 300 United States company-owned stores, and its distribution centers. In addition to closing stores, the company plans to eliminate all DVD-by-mail …

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Blockbuster Is Closing Its Remaining Stores

Blockbuster’s closing certainly does not come as too huge of a surprise to most people. The whole idea of a video rental store has almost been a thing of the past for several years now, as people continue to use sources such as Netflix or Redbox to watch movies. Several Blockbuster stores were already closed a few years ago throughout …

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Blockbuster Closing Its Doors Forever

Blockbuster has found itself in a situation where it has to wind up its retail and mail distribution business by January 2014 because of the expected decline in demand of its services. Blockbuster may have had a booming business in the 1990s and early 2000s, but not anymore. Online streaming videos like YouTube and companies like Amazon, Netflix, among others …

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Blockbuster Pushes Up Daisies!

One day you’re in; the next day you’re out. Ladies and gentlemen, as it comes to absolutely nobody’s surprise, Blockbuster is out! It has been determined that Blockbuster will be closing its remaining 300 locations by the start of 2014. According to the recent confessions of Blockbuster’s parent company DISH Network, Blockbuster’s DVD-by-mail service will also be discontinued. Due to …

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‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm

Stalingrad‘s depiction of the battle between Hitler and Stalin during World War II has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In fact, the 3-D movie has now become the highest-grossing Russian release to ever hit the Chinese box office. Directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, the movie has already made $8.3 million in China and $47.7 million in Russia. Not bad …

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BlockBuster U.K. Enters Administration, Again

In January of this year, Blockbuster U.K. announced that it was entering administration, the British version of a bankruptcy filing. The company began closing dozens of its stores and laid off hundreds of employees while getting into shape for a sale. Eventually, the company was bought by Gordon Brothers Europe, a private equity firm that believed it could reform Blockbuster …

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Blockbuster Closing 300 More Stores in the U.S.

As media consumption shifts to streaming and downloaded products, retailers of physical entertainment media are being forced to change rapidly or die ignoble deaths. At the same time that Blockbuster U.K. has entered administration (bankruptcy) and announced 160 of its stores across the U.K. will be closing, Blockbuster in the U.S. is having similar difficulties. Dish Network, the parent company …

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