"Bridesmaids" has amassed $40 million in domestic grosses for viewings that weren
"Bridesmaids" has amassed $40 million in domestic grosses for viewings that weren't from DVD or Blu-ray.
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"Bridesmaids" has racked up 4.8 million rentals in just over four months

According to Rentrak, this adds up to over $24 million in VOD grosses

"Bridesmaids" grossed $169 million over its domestic theatrical run

(EW.com) —  

Break out the bubbly and avoid the questionable meat: “Bridesmaids” is officially the most in-demand movie available on video-on-demand (or VOD).

The Oscar-nominated comedy has racked up 4.8 million rentals in just over four months, according to Rentrak (via a Universal Pictures release), which adds up to over $24 million in VOD grosses.

When you factor in VOD over the Internet, pay-per-view cable, viewing in hotels, and paid digital downloads (i.e. electronic sell through), “Bridesmaids” has amassed $40 million in domestic grosses for viewings that weren’t from DVD or Blu-ray.

Those traditional formats still account for the lion’s share of the film’s home video market – Universal says the film’s taken in over $100 million in DVD and Blu-ray sales. But for an industry anxious to know whether the VOD market will prove to be a viable revenue source for the future, this is most welcome news indeed.

“Bridesmaids” grossed $169 million over its domestic theatrical run.

See the full article at EW.com .