Fourth-quarter video sales exceeded many supermarket retailers' expectations, with some reporting business up 10% to 50% compared with the previous year's final-run period. Strength of hit releases such as "Toy Story," "Independence Day," "The Nutty Professor," "Twister" and "Mission: Impossible," which were given solid advertising exposure by the studios, contributed to the high turns. Profit margins also were said to be higher than in the past, driven by "Independence Day," which had one ...

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