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TECHNOLOGY by Marauder
November 9, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Theatres equipped with RealD’s 3D cinema technology brought in over half of the total box office or nearly $16 million for “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” shot in Disney Digital 3D, according to the company. The movie, which stars Jim Carrey as Scrooge, earned an estimated $31 million during its opening weekend. (Cynopsis 11/9)

Jim Carey Christmas Carol

In a bid to sell living room electronics and spur buzz for “Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs,” Sony Corp. is offering the movie for free to U.S. buyers of its Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players starting Monday. (AP11/8)

The studios have put the screws to Redbox and Netflix in order to get them to take new releases at a later date. Redbox has sued many of the big studios but Netflix is taking a different tack. During the company’s most recent earnings call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings acknowledged the impact that cheap rentals were having on DVD sales and said that “if we can agree on low enough pricing for delayed rental, it could potentially increase profits for everyone.” (Paidcontent11/6)

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