BERLIN, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- German exhibitors claimed victory after 20th Century Fox yielded to their demands to postpone the DVD release of "Eragon" by three months.
The DVD release was scheduled for March 19.
German exhibitors followed through on their threats not to carry Fox films in German movie houses over the weekend, prompting the three-month delay in the DVD release, Variety said. They had previously complained about Fox narrowing the time between theatrical and DVD releases from six months to as little as three months.
The boycott resulted in box office slumps for "Night at the Museum and "John Tucker Must Die." "Night" plunged 75 percent in revenue while "John Tucker" slumped 72 percent.
Exhibitors also threatened to remove "Rocky Balboa" from their lineups unless Fox agreed to revert back to the six-month window. With the change in DVD release date, the Feb. 8 German theatrical release should continue.