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DVD sales are slumping and Hollywood execs know it. Still, that hasn’t stopped them from heading to Comic-Con in San Diego to push DVDs through promotional efforts to generate pre-release buzz and awareness around the movie titles through panel discussions, photo ops, autograph signings with celebs, sweepstakes, screenings and giveaways. For example, attendees had the chance take photos with Bob, the gelatinous hero from “Monsters vs. Aliens,” and Trekkies were able to stand at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

According to an article from, the increased presence by studio homevid arms at Comic-Con is an effort to slow down a 13.5% slump in DVD sales during the first six months of the year, and a 9% overall drop last year.
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By Nicole Lyn Pesce, New York Daily News

comic con logoGeeks are gonna freak. More than 150,000 people are expected to attend Comic Con 2009 in San Diego, California which starts today. I will keep you updated as the convention goes along.

Whether it’s a fetish for vampire romance or the need for live-action 3D, this weekend’s Comic Con lineup packs a punch sure to please every member of the nerd herd.

The “Twilight” series, with its sequel “New Moon” based on Stephenie Meyer’s vampire series looming on the horizon, is just one of the main draws at the San Diego Convention Center.

Other highlights include Tim Burton’s delightfully twisted take on “Alice in Wonderland” and an early look at “Iron Man 2.”

Prepare for a blast from the past with the remake of the ’80s sci-fi classic “Tron,” about computer programmers trapped in the digital realm, or fast-forward with “Titanic” director James Cameron’s futuristic adventure “Avatar.”

The annual fan fest is like “the geek’s Sundance or the pop-culture Sundance,” Gregory Ellwood, editor-in-chief of entertainment site, tells the Associated Press.
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hp“Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince” breaks midnight records after Tuesday night’s screenings take in $22.2 million, the biggest midnight opening ever.

From AP:

Harry Potter has returned with some princely returns at the box office.

The new big-screen adventure “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” took in $79.5 million domestically over opening weekend and $159.7 million since debuting last Wednesday.

That’s the second-highest start ever for a movie premiering on Wednesday, trailing the $200 million five-day opening for last month’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

The sixth movie about the young wizard came in $20 million ahead of the last movie, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” which grossed $139.7 million in its first five days two years ago.
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