'The Blind Side' Tops Weekly BLOCKBUSTER(R) Hit List of 'Top 10 Renting DVDs'

DALLAS // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Topping the BLOCKBUSTER® (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) Hit List of "Top 10 Renting DVD Titles" for the week ending March 28 is "The Blind Side." In an agreement announced last week with Warner Bros., "The Blind Side" became available for rent or purchase from Blockbuster in stores, by mail or digitally a full 28 days before it was available from other competitors.

Likewise, just released today and for the next four weeks, "Sherlock Holmes" is available from Blockbuster for rent in stores, by mail or digitally. The agreement, which covers DVD and Blu-ray, gives Blockbuster customers the opportunity to rent hit movies the day they are released.

"This agreement reflects our strategy to be the leading multichannel provider for movies. We're excited to offer consumers the best home entertainment from Warner Bros. with significantly greater availability in BLOCKBUSTER® Stores, through BLOCKBUSTER® By Mail, as well as digitally through BLOCKBUSTER On Demand®," said James W. Keyes, chairman and chief executive officer, Blockbuster Inc.

"The Blind Side" is the sports-themed comedy drama inspired by author Michael Lewis' best-seller "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game." Taken in by an affluent family and offered a second chance at life, a homeless teen grows to become a star athlete. For her performance, Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The film itself also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

"Sherlock Holmes," directed by Guy Ritchie, is an action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, respectively. Holmes investigates a series of murders, apparently connected to occult rituals.

BLOCKBUSTER® Hit List

Top 10 Renting DVD Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. The Blind Side
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  3. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  4. Brothers
  5. Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  6. 2012
  7. Up in the Air
  8. The Fourth Kind
  9. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  10. Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Top 10 Selling DVD Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. The Blind Side
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  3. The Princess and the Frog
  4. Brothers
  5. Passion of the Christ
  6. Here Comes Peter Cottontail
  7. Ninja Assassin
  8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  9. The Boondock Saints
  10. Clash of the Titans

Top 10 Online Renting DVD Titles at Blockbuster.com for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. The Blind Side
  2. Brothers
  3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  4. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  5. 2012
  6. Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  8. Up in the Air
  9. Couples Retreat
  10. The Princess and the Frog

Top 10 Renting Blu-ray Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. The Blind Side
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  3. Brothers
  4. The Men Who Stare at Goats
  5. Ninja Assassin
  6. 2012
  7. Up in the Air
  8. Armored
  9. Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  10. The Hurt Locker

Top 10 Renting Digital Titles on BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. The Blind Side
  2. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  3. Brothers
  4. The Fourth Kind
  5. Forrest Gump
  6. Ninja Assassin
  7. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  9. The Hurt Locker
  10. Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire

Top 10 Selling Digital Titles on BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. The Blind Side
  2. 2012
  3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  4. Planet 51
  5. Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  6. Ninja Assassin
  7. Twilight
  8. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
  9. Twilight
  10. Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Top 10 Renting Video Game Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending March 28, 2010:

  1. God of War III – PS3
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – X360
  3. Just Cause 2 – X360
  4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – PS3
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – X360
  6. New Super Mario Bros. – Wii
  7. Dante's Inferno – X360
  8. MLB 2K10 – X360
  9. Just Cause 2 – PS3
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – PS3

These DVD Rental New Releases are hitting the streets Tuesday, April 6, 2010:

  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • A Numbers Game
  • Gnomes and Trolls
  • I'm No Dummy
  • Storm
  • Keepin' the Faith: Momma's Got a Boyfriend

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it – whether in-store, by-mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually.

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.

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