Does anyone know where the practice came about of releasing new movies for retail (Rentals, DVDs, Videos…I believe even music CDs fall into this pattern) on Tuesdays? It doesn’t appear to be a binding rule, since every so often a movie will come out on another day (Scooby Doo is the last notable exception I can recall, came out on a Friday), but it certainly appears to be the industry standard.
My sister is a manager at Blockbuster, and no one there seemed to have any idea either. We were able to come up with a few ideas, mostly speculation revolving around rental periods and weekend availability, but there were far too many variances to make a satisfying answer. Any ideas? Is this done in other countries as well?