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Movie Window Shrank in 2005

The window between the theatrical release of a movie and its DVD release shrank by an average of 15 days this year to 129 days versus 144 days in 2004, according to a study by Monterey, CA-based Kagan Research. Kagan analyst Wade Holden said that despite talk by some studio executives that the window ought to shrink further, he doubts that it will. Doing so, he said in a statement, "would encroach on the box office. ... And that would be counterproductive to the distributors' total economic returns, because what's lost in theatrical probably won't be fully made up in home video."
2005-12-20 17:46:11