Stumped for a Father's Day Gift? Dads Reveal Movies to Make Their Day in Survey from Blockbuster

'Bourne Identity' Is Top Film on Dad's Wish List

DALLAS, June 11 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Still searching for that perfect Father's Day gift? Don't make Dad suffer through another year of misfit Father's Day gifts like bad ties and craft projects gone wrong; a fun, reasonably priced gift is at hand. In a recent survey conducted by eRewards on behalf of Blockbuster Inc., 85 percent of dads said they would be excited about receiving a favorite movie as a Father's Day gift, and 92 percent said watching movies is a good way to spend time with family. To help families everywhere choose a last-minute Father's Day gift that Dad is sure to love, Blockbuster is releasing a dad-approved list of Movies to Make Dad's Day.

Dads participating in the survey named movies they would be most excited to receive or watch on Father's Day. The most popular choice by far among dads was "The Bourne Identity," with 30 percent of dads choosing the spy thriller starring Matt Damon as a film they'd like to add to their movie library.

The Top 10 Movies to Make Dad's Day, selected by real dads, are:

  1. "The Bourne Identity"

  2. "The Godfather"

  3. "Casino Royale"

  4. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"

  5. "Braveheart"

  6. "Gladiator"

  7. "Ocean's Eleven"

  8. "Die Hard"

  9. "The Blues Brothers"

  10. "Office Space"

These and other movies favored by dads are being featured in special Father's Day sections in BLOCKBUSTER stores across the U.S.

According to the survey, movies are a clear entertainment and gift favorite among dads. Among the dads surveyed:

  • 92 percent feel watching movies is a good way to spend time with

  • 88 percent would be excited to watch a movie on Father's Day.

  • 86 percent said watching movies is one of their favorite ways to relax.

  • 85 percent would be excited to receive a movie as a Father's Day gift.

  • Close to 40 percent of dads said they don't get to watch movies they like on a regular basis.

The above survey results are from a May 2008 survey conducted by e-Rewards on behalf of Blockbuster Inc. Those who participated were a representative sample of the U.S. population who are fathers.

About Blockbuster

Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI)(NYSE: BBI.B) is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, with more than 7,700 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company may be accessed worldwide at

SOURCE: Blockbuster Inc.


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