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Blockbuster Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results

DALLAS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B), a leading global provider of media entertainment, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 4, 2009.

"With the capital structure improvements behind us we are returning our focus to the operations of the business," stated Jim Keyes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster Inc. "In the fourth quarter we are adding inventory, expanding product assortment, increasing advertising and reaching out to our customers in new and exciting ways. With the addition of BLOCKBUSTER Express branded vending kiosks and the mass market deployment of BLOCKBUSTER On Demand on internet connected devices to millions of homes across the U.S., we have dramatically increased our points of presence and made it more convenient for our customers to access the latest movies and games the way they want."

Consolidated Third Quarter Financial Results

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2009 were $910.5 million as compared to total revenue of $1.16 billion for the same period one year ago. The 21 percent revenue decrease is primarily attributable to a 14 percent decline in same store comparables due to the Company's temporary shift in focus to manage the business for liquidity and the macroeconomic environments. The other factors that affected third quarter total revenue included the reduction in company-operated stores and the negative impacts of foreign currency exchange.

Gross profit for the third quarter of 2009 was $521.6 million, compared to $621.4 million in the same period one year ago. Gross profit results for the third quarter of 2009 were primarily attributable to lower same-store revenues and a $17.3 million negative impact from foreign exchange. In the third quarter of 2009 Blockbuster recorded gross margin of 57.3 percent, representing an increase of 360 basis points as compared to gross margin of 53.7 percent in the third quarter of 2008. The margin increase as a percentage of revenue was primarily driven by a product mix shift from lower margin games hardware, software and accessories to higher margin DVD rental combined with improved studio revenue-sharing arrangements on the top domestic DVD releases during the third quarter.

Operating expenses for the quarter were $531.8 million, compared to $624.9 million in the same period one year ago. General and administrative ("G&A") expenses during the third quarter of 2009 were $475.9 million as compared to $557.8 million in the third quarter of 2008, representing a decrease of $81.9 million, or approximately 15 percent. The Company's G&A results for the third quarter of 2009 include a $14.2 million favorable impact from foreign exchange. Blockbuster's investment in advertising during the third quarter of 2009 was $19.0 million, compared to an advertising investment of $31.3 million during the same period one year ago. Total selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") for the quarter decreased to $494.9 million from $589.1 million in the same period one year ago, a decrease of $94.2 million, or approximately 16 percent.

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2009 was $10.2 million as compared to an operating loss of $3.5 million in the third quarter one year ago. Adjusted operating income, which excludes costs associated with store closures and severance, was $0.2 million for the third quarter of 2009, compared to adjusted operating income of $0.8 million in the third quarter of 2008.

Driven primarily by the write-off of debt financing costs related to the Company's refinancing activities and the sale of the Company's Irish subsidiary, entertainment retailer Xtra-vision Limited, net loss applicable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2009 was $116.8 million, or $0.60 per diluted share. This compares to net loss applicable to common stockholders of $20.6 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008. Excluding costs associated with write-off of debt financing costs, store closures and severance, adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders for the third quarter of 2009 totaled $38.3 million, or $0.20 per diluted share. This compares to an adjusted net loss applicable to common stockholders of $17.8 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008. Net loss for the third quarter of 2009 was $114.1 million, compared to a net loss of $17.8 million in the third quarter of 2008.

Third quarter 2009 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $26.7 million, compared to $32.3 million in the third quarter of 2008. Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes stock-based compensation expenses, costs associated with lease terminations and severance, was $32.6 million in the third quarter of 2009, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $37.7 million in the same period one year ago.

Reconciliations of adjusted results and other non-GAAP financial measures are shown in the tables following the text of this press release.

Recent Highlights

    --  Announced exclusive mobile integration deal with Motorola
    --  Entered strategic alliance with top-10 cable MSO
    --  Rolled out BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® digital movie rental services on a
        wide assortment of Samsung and TiVo devices, bringing premium digital
        movie titles to millions of homes across America
    --  Completed offering of $675 million of senior secured notes ("Notes");
        Proceeds used to repay amended revolving credit facility, term loan B
        and Canadian credit facility, reducing 2010 amortization payments by
        over $300 million and extending debt maturities

    --  Enhanced liquidity through reduction of letters of credit and sale of
        Ireland entertainment retailer Xtra-vision Limited

Liquidity and Cost Savings

Blockbuster ended the third quarter of 2009 with $141.0 million in cash and cash equivalents. The Company also recorded $65.8 million in restricted cash, which includes cash collateral for Blockbuster's letters of credit. Cash used in operating activities during the quarter was $53.0 million, compared with $18.2 million of cash used for operating activities in the third quarter of 2008. Free cash flow ("FCF") (net cash used for operating activities less capital expenditures) was negative $58.9 million in the third quarter of 2009, compared with negative FCF of $53.7 million in the same period in 2008.

"For the majority of 2009 we shifted our focus from the top line to preserving liquidity and maximizing cash, improving the Company's capital structure and building a solid foundation for a better Blockbuster. As a result of our efforts, we successfully completed a $675 million Notes offering, which reduced our 2010 amortization payments by over $300 million and extended our debt maturities. We also enhanced liquidity through the reduction of our letters of credit and the divestiture of our assets in Ireland," stated Tom Casey, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blockbuster Inc. "During the first nine months of 2009 we reduced total G&A by $215 million, excluding the benefits from foreign exchange, and achieved our G&A reduction target prior to our publicly stated goal of year-end. Looking ahead, we will continue to seek operational efficiencies and closely monitor cost reduction opportunities. We also expect to further enhance liquidity through the elimination of the remaining portion of our letters of credit related to Viacom lease guarantees and the anticipated divesture of international assets."

Same-Store Sales

Third quarter 2009 domestic same-store sales decreased 18.3 percent, reflecting rental and retail comparable decreases of 14.5 percent and 35.6 percent, respectively. The domestic rental and retail comparable results were primarily driven by the macroeconomic environment, competitive pressures and the Company's need to focus on cash conservation. International same-store sales decreased 4.8 percent, reflecting rental and retail comparable decreases of 4.2 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively. Worldwide same-store sales declined 14.4 percent.

Optimizing the Domestic Store Portfolio

Blockbuster continues to evaluate the closure of underperforming domestic company-owned stores and anticipates closing no more than 115 domestic company-owned stores during the fourth quarter of 2009, in addition to the 216 that have already been closed through the third quarter of 2009. The Company will continue to evaluate individual store performance in an effort to further optimize its portfolio.

"Our physical stores are the cornerstone of our multi-channel approach and a key access point for the 50 million customers we serve each year. We are complementing our company-owned stores in the U.S. and expanding our physical points of presence with 2,500 BLOCKBUSTER Express branded vending kiosks by the end of 2009 through our alliance with NCR. In addition, we continue to expand our digital presence through our online service as evidenced by our recently announced integration into consumer electronic and mobile devices," concluded Keyes.

The Company will provide additional business updates and a more detailed review of its financial and operational results for the third quarter ended October 4, 2009 in conjunction with the upcoming conference call as previously announced and referenced below.

Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results Conference Call and Web Cast

Blockbuster will host a conference call today, November 12, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST"). Investors and analysts may join the conference call by dialing 866.804.6923. International callers may join the teleconference by dialing 857.350.1669. A telephonic replay will be available beginning two hours after the conclusion of the call and will be available until midnight EST on Wednesday, November 25. The replay number is 888.286.8010, with the pass code of 12969563. International callers interested in listening to the replay should dial 617.801.6888 with the same pass code. A live web cast (voice only) of the conference call will be accessible from the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.blockbuster.com. Following the live voice only web cast, an archived version will be available on Blockbuster's web site. Finally, a Podcast of the conference call will also be available on the Company's web site. Additional details regarding the Company's third quarter 2009 results may be found in its upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 4, 2009, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Friday, November 13, 2009. Information may also be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 4, 2009 and in other filings from time-to-time with the SEC.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements may also be included from time to time in our other public filings, press releases, our website and oral and written presentations by management. Specific forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and include, without limitation, words such as "may," "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "predicts," "targets," "seeks," "could," "intends," "foresees" or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. Similarly, statements in this release under the heading "Business Outlook" and statements that describe our strategies, initiatives, objectives, plans or goals are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current intent, belief, expectations, estimates and projections. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may vary materially from what is expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. The risk factors set forth under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in our Annual Reports on Form 10-K and other matters discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Information" and "Risk Factors" sections of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, among others, could affect future results, causing these results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. Currently, the risks and uncertainties that may most directly impact our future results include (i) whether our operating results continue to decline, we are able to generate sufficient cash flows to meet our liquidity needs; and (ii) whether we will have sufficient cash flows from operating activities and cash on hand to service our indebtedness and finance the ongoing obligations of our business. In the event that the risks disclosed in our public filings and those discussed above cause results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements, our business, financial condition, results of operations or liquidity could be materially adversely affected and investors in our securities could lose part or all of their investments. Accordingly, our investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because, while we believe the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Further, the forward-looking statements included in this release and those included from time to time in our other public filings, press releases, our website and oral and written presentations by management are only made as of the respective dates thereof. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement in this release or in other documents, our website or oral statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The Company provides its customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere and any way they want it - whether in-store, by-mail, through vending and kiosks or digital download. With a highly recognized brand name and a library of over 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multi-channel presence to further build upon its leadership position in the media entertainment industry and to best serve the two million daily global customers and over 50 million annual global customers. The Company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.



                           (Financial Tables to Follow)



                                 BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                         COMPARATIVE FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
                     (In millions, except per share amounts)

                                 Thirteen                Thirty-Nine
                                Weeks Ended              Weeks Ended
                                -----------              ------------
                          October 4,   October 5,   October 4,   October 5,
                             2009         2008         2009         2008
                          -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Revenues:
      Base rental
       revenues             $584.5       $733.2     $1,927.6     $2,407.6
      Previously rented
       product ("PRP")
       revenues              126.3        146.4        398.1        477.4
                             -----        -----        -----        -----
           Total rental
            revenues         710.8        879.6      2,325.7      2,885.0
      Merchandise sales      195.0        271.5        636.6        842.9
      Other revenues           4.7          6.7         15.9         23.1
                               ---          ---         ----         ----
                             910.5      1,157.8      2,978.2      3,751.0
                             -----      -------      -------      -------

    Cost of sales:
      Cost of rental
       revenues              247.1        323.9        837.9      1,121.1
      Cost of
       merchandise sold      141.8        212.5        502.5        658.5
                             -----        -----        -----        -----
           Total cost of
            sales            388.9        536.4      1,340.4      1,779.6
                             -----        -----      -------      -------

    Gross profit             521.6        621.4      1,637.8      1,971.4
                             -----        -----      -------      -------

    Operating expenses:
      General and
       administrative        475.9        557.8      1,441.1      1,725.7
      Advertising             19.0         31.3         55.1         91.2
      Depreciation and
       intangible
       amortization           36.9         35.8        103.2        110.5
                             531.8        624.9      1,599.4      1,927.4
                             -----        -----      -------      -------

    Operating income
     (loss)                  (10.2)        (3.5)        38.4         44.0

      Interest expense       (31.8)       (17.8)       (78.1)       (55.4)
      Loss on extinguishment
       of debt               (29.9)           -        (29.9)           -
      Interest income          0.1          0.4          1.1          2.1
      Other items, net        (1.2)         5.4         (7.7)         5.6
                              ----          ---         ----          ---

    Income (loss) from
     continuing
     operations before
     income taxes            (73.0)       (15.5)       (76.2)        (3.7)
      Provision for
       income taxes           (2.9)        (3.8)        (9.8)       (14.5)
                              ----         ----         ----        -----
    Income (loss) from
     continuing
     operations              (75.9)       (19.3)       (86.0)       (18.2)

       Income (loss) from
        discontinued
        operations, net of
        tax                  (38.2)         1.5        (37.3)         3.9
                             -----          ---        -----          ---

    Net income (loss)       (114.1)       (17.8)      (123.3)       (14.3)

      Preferred stock
       dividends              (2.7)        (2.8)        (8.3)        (8.4)
                              ----         ----         ----         ----

    Net income (loss)
     applicable to common
     stockholders          $(116.8)      $(20.6)     $(131.6)      $(22.7)
                           =======       ======      =======       ======

    Net income (loss) per
     common share:
      Basic and diluted
      Continuing
       operations           $(0.40)      $(0.12)      $(0.49)      $(0.14)
      Discontinued
       operations            (0.20)        0.01        (0.19)        0.02
                             -----         ----        -----         ----
      Net income (loss)     $(0.60)      $(0.11)      $(0.68)      $(0.12)
                            ======       ======       ======       ======

    Weighted average
     common shares
     outstanding:
      Basic and diluted      194.8        192.1        193.7        191.7
                             =====        =====        =====        =====



                             BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                    SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                          (Dollars in millions)

    Revenues by Product Line:

                                  Thirteen Weeks     Thirteen Weeks
                                       Ended              Ended
                                  October 4, 2009    October 5, 2008
                                  ---------------    ---------------
                                          Percent            Percent
                                 Revenues of Total  Revenues of Total
                                 -------- --------  -------- --------
    Domestic
    --------

      Rental revenues:
        Movies                    $395.4     63.6%   $515.6     63.5%
        Games                       44.7      7.2%     50.5      6.2%
        PRP                        101.1     16.3%    113.9     14.0%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----
      Total rental revenues        541.2     87.1%    680.0     83.7%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----

      Merchandise sales:
        Movies                      29.8      4.9%     43.0      5.3%
        Games                        5.9      0.9%     37.6      4.6%
        General merchandise         40.5      6.5%     46.9      5.8%
                                    ----      ---      ----      ---
      Total merchandise sales       76.2     12.3%    127.5     15.7%
                                    ----     ----     -----     ----

      Royalties and other            3.8      0.6%      5.0      0.6%
                                  ------    -----    ------    -----
    Total domestic revenues       $621.2    100.0%   $812.5    100.0%
                                  ======    =====    ======    =====


    International
    -------------
      Rental revenues:
        Movies                    $131.5     45.4%   $154.1     44.6%
        Games                       12.9      4.5%     13.0      3.8%
        PRP                         25.2      8.7%     32.5      9.4%
                                    ----      ---      ----      ---
      Total rental revenues        169.6     58.6%    199.6     57.8%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----

      Merchandise sales:
        Movies                      30.0     10.4%     35.6     10.3%
        Games                       61.9     21.4%     74.2     21.5%
        General merchandise         26.9      9.3%     34.2      9.9%
                                    ----      ---      ----      ---
      Total merchandise sales      118.8     41.1%    144.0     41.7%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----

      Royalties and other            0.9      0.3%      1.7      0.5%
                                  ------    -----    ------    -----
    Total international
     revenues                     $289.3    100.0%   $345.3    100.0%
                                  ======    =====    ======    =====

    Total consolidated revenues   $910.5           $1,157.8
                                  ======           ========



                                Thirty-Nine Weeks  Thirty-Nine Weeks
                                       Ended              Ended
                                  October 4, 2009    October 5, 2008
                                  ---------------    ---------------
                                           Percent            Percent
                                 Revenues of Total  Revenues of Total
                                 -------- --------  -------- --------
    Domestic
    --------
      Rental revenues:
        Movies                  $1,364.2     63.8% $1,720.6     64.5%
        Games                      146.4      6.8%    157.6      5.9%
        PRP                        323.2     15.1%    376.6     14.1%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----
      Total rental revenues      1,833.8     85.7%  2,254.8     84.5%
                                 -------     ----   -------     ----

      Merchandise sales:
        Movies                     115.1      5.4%    148.1      5.6%
        Games                       49.2      2.3%    100.9      3.8%
        General merchandise        127.9      6.0%    144.4      5.4%
                                   -----      ---     -----      ---
      Total merchandise sales      292.2     13.7%    393.4     14.8%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----

      Royalties and other           13.4      0.6%     17.6      0.7%
                                --------    -----  --------    -----
    Total domestic revenues     $2,139.4    100.0% $2,665.8    100.0%
                                ========    =====  ========    =====


    International
    -------------
      Rental revenues:
        Movies                    $379.8     45.3%   $490.2     45.2%
        Games                       37.2      4.4%     39.2      3.6%
        PRP                         74.9      8.9%    100.8      9.3%
                                    ----      ---     -----      ---
      Total rental revenues        491.9     58.6%    630.2     58.1%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----

      Merchandise sales:
        Movies                      91.9     11.0%    112.4     10.4%
        Games                      173.9     20.7%    234.8     21.6%
        General merchandise         78.6      9.4%    102.3      9.4%
                                    ----      ---     -----      ---
      Total merchandise sales      344.4     41.1%    449.5     41.4%
                                   -----     ----     -----     ----

      Royalties and other            2.5      0.3%      5.5      0.5%
                                  ------    -----  --------    -----
    Total international
     revenues                     $838.8    100.0% $1,085.2    100.0%
                                  ======    =====  ========    =====

    Total consolidated revenues $2,978.2           $3,751.0
                                ========           ========


    Gross Profit by Product Line:

                                Thirteen Weeks Ended Thirteen Weeks Ended
                                   October 4, 2009      October 5, 2008
                                   ---------------      ---------------
                                  Gross     Percent    Gross     Percent
                                  Profit  of Revenue   Profit  of Revenue
                                  ------  ----------   ------  ----------
    Domestic
    --------
      Rental                      $348.2       64.3%   $419.5       61.7%
      Merchandise                   22.1       29.0%     24.5       19.2%
      Other                          3.8      100.0%      5.0      100.0%
                                     ---                  ---
        Total domestic             374.1       60.2%    449.0       55.3%
                                   -----                -----


    International
    -------------
      Rental                       115.5       68.1%    136.2       68.2%
      Merchandise                   31.1       26.2%     34.5       24.0%
      Other                          0.9      100.0%      1.7      100.0%
                                     ---                  ---
        Total international        147.5       51.0%    172.4       49.9%
                                   -----                -----


    Total consolidated            $521.6       57.3%   $621.4       53.7%
                                  ======               ======


                                 Thirty-Nine Weeks    Thirty-Nine Weeks
                                        Ended                Ended
                                   October 4, 2009      October 5, 2008
                                   ---------------      ---------------
                                  Gross     Percent    Gross     Percent
                                  Profit  of Revenue   Profit  of Revenue
                                  ------  ----------   ------  ----------
    Domestic
    --------
      Rental                    $1,156.1       63.0% $1,334.0       59.2%
      Merchandise                   44.7       15.3%     77.9       19.8%
      Other                         13.4      100.0%     17.6      100.0%
                                    ----                 ----
        Total domestic           1,214.2       56.8%  1,429.5       53.6%
                                 -------              -------


    International
    -------------
      Rental                       331.7       67.4%    429.9       68.2%
      Merchandise                   89.4       26.0%    106.5       23.7%
      Other                          2.5      100.0%      5.5      100.0%
                                     ---                  ---
        Total international        423.6       50.5%    541.9       49.9%
                                   -----                -----


    Total consolidated          $1,637.8       55.0% $1,971.4       52.6%
                                ========             ========



                               BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                      SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
            Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) Comparison
                            (Dollars in millions)

    Selling, General and Administrative Expenses:

                          Thirteen Weeks Ended     Thirteen Weeks Ended
                             October 4, 2009          October 5, 2008
                             ---------------          ---------------
                                       Percent                  Percent
                        SG&A Expense of Revenue  SG&A Expense of Revenue
                        ------------ ----------  ------------ ----------
    Domestic
      Advertising           $13.7        1.5%        $23.7        2.0%
      G&A expense -
       store (4 wall)       288.0       31.6%        331.5       28.6%
      G&A expense -
       corporate and
       other                 60.7        6.7%         79.6        6.9%
    International
      Advertising             5.3        0.6%          7.6        0.7%
      G&A expense           127.2       14.0%        146.7       12.7%
                           ------       ----        ------       ----
      Total SG&A           $494.9       54.4%       $589.1       50.9%
                           ======       ====        ======       ====



                         Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended  Thirty-Nine Weeks Ended
                             October 4, 2009          October 5, 2008
                             ---------------          ---------------
                                       Percent                  Percent
                        SG&A Expense of Revenue  SG&A Expense of Revenue
                        ------------ ----------  ------------ ----------
    Domestic
      Advertising           $39.6        1.3%        $67.6        1.8%
      G&A expense -
       store (4 wall)       889.9       29.9%      1,020.5       27.2%
      G&A expense -
       corporate and
       other                184.8        6.2%        246.0        6.6%
    International
      Advertising            15.5        0.5%         23.6        0.6%
      G&A expense           366.4       12.3%        459.2       12.2%
                         --------       ----      --------       ----
      Total SG&A         $1,496.2       50.2%     $1,816.9       48.4%
                         ========       ====      ========       ====



    Facilities Statistics:

                                    As of October 4, 2009
                                    ---------------------
                          Domestic                   International
                          ---------                  -------------
                  Total    Avg Sq    Total Sq  Total    Avg Sq    Total Sq
                  Number   Footage    Footage  Number   Footage    Footage
                  ------   -------   --------- ------   -------   ---------
                            (in         (in              (in         (in
                         thousands)  thousands)       thousands)  thousands)

    Stores         3,662     5.5       20,273  1,703      3.2        5,472
    Distribution
     centers          39     N/A        1,121      6      N/A          163
    Corporate/
     regional
     offices          10     N/A          404      6      N/A           85



                                    BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                           SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                                 (Dollars in millions)

    Other Information: Revenue

                                Thirteen                    Thirty-Nine
                               Weeks Ended                  Weeks Ended
                               -----------                  ------------
                       October 4,        October 5,     October 4,  October 5,
                         2009              2008           2009        2008
                     -----------       -----------    -----------   ----------
    Domestic
     same-store
     revenues
     increase
     (decrease)

      Rental
       revenues          (14.5)%             0.8%        (13.3)%         2.5%
      Merchandise
       sales             (35.6)%            30.7%        (26.0)%        37.9%
      Total
       revenues          (18.3)%             5.1%        (15.5)%         7.2%

    International
     same-store
     revenues
     increase
     (decrease)

      Rental
       revenues           (4.2)%            (2.2)%        (4.7)%        (1.8)%
      Merchandise
       sales              (5.6)%            (5.0)%        (4.9)%        (1.8)%
      Total
       revenues           (4.8)%            (3.4)%        (4.8)%        (1.8)%

    Worldwide same-store
     revenues increase
     (decrease)

      Rental
       revenues          (12.2)%            (0.1)%       (11.5)%         1.3%
      Merchandise
       sales             (21.1)%             7.8%        (16.0)%        12.4%
      Total
       revenues          (14.4)%             1.9%        (12.6)%         3.9%



    Cash Flow Data:

                               Thirteen                     Thirty-Nine
                              Weeks Ended                   Weeks Ended
                              -----------                   ------------
                      October 4,        October 5,      October 4, October 5,
                         2009              2008            2009      2008
                     -----------       -----------     ----------- -----------
    Net cash
     provided by
     (used in)
     operating
     activities         $(53.0)           $(18.2)       $(26.0)      $(101.1)
    Net cash
     provided by
     (used in)
     investing
     activities*         $65.8            $(33.1)       $(71.4)       $(73.8)
    Net cash
     provided by
     (used in)
     financing
     activities          $25.7             $11.7         $78.7         $88.7

    Capital
     expenditures         $5.9             $35.5         $19.9         $76.1

    * 2009 primarily driven by changes in restricted cash
    -----------------------------------------------------


    Balance Sheet Information:

                    October 4, 2009   January 4, 2009
                    ---------------   ---------------

    Cash and cash
     equivalents        $141.0            $154.9
    Restricted cash      $65.8                $-
    Merchandise
     inventories        $277.2            $432.8
    Rental
     library, net       $328.3            $355.8
    Accounts
     payable            $240.7            $427.3
    Total debt
     (including
     capital lease
     obligations)       $962.2            $817.8



                                   BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                         SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    Worldwide Store Count Information:

                               Company-Operated

                              U.S.   Int'l. Total
                             -----   -----  -----
    January 4, 2009          3,878   1,928  5,806

    Opened                       2       5      7
    Closed                    (234)    (46)  (280)
    Purchased/(sold)            16    (184)  (168)
                               ---    ----   ----
    Net additions/(closures)  (216)   (225)  (441)
                              ----    ----   ----

    October 4, 2009          3,662   1,703  5,365
                             =====   =====  =====


                                  Franchised

                              U.S.   Int'l. Total
                             -----   -----  -----
    January 4, 2009            707     892  1,599

    Opened                       -       5      5
    Closed                    (136)    (47)  (183)
    Purchased/(sold)           (16)      -    (16)
                               ---     ---    ---
    Net additions/(closures)  (152)    (42)  (194)
                              ----     ---   ----

    October 4, 2009            555     850  1,405
                               ===     ===  =====


                                     Total

                              U.S.   Int'l. Total
                             -----   -----  -----
    January 4, 2009          4,585   2,820  7,405

    Opened                       2      10     12
    Closed                    (370)    (93)  (463)
    Purchased/(sold)             -    (184)  (184)
                               ---    ----   ----
    Net additions/(closures)  (368)   (267)  (635)
                              ----    ----   ----

     October 4, 2009         4,217   2,553  6,770
                             =====   =====  =====



                                BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                       SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                              (Dollars in millions)

    The following table compares the future quarterly minimum principal
    payments on our long-term debt as of October 4, 2009 to what the minimum
    payments would have been in the same periods had we not completed our
    October 2009 refinancing. These payments do not include interest or
    redemption premiums on the Mandatory Redemptions.

    Future Debt Principal Payments

                                           Total      Total
                                          Payments   Payments
                                            Due        Due       Increase
                                           as of     Prior to   (Decrease)
                                        October 4,    October    in Total
                                            2009    Refinancing     Due
                                        ----------- ----------- -----------
    Fiscal 2009:
    Fourth quarter                        $22.5       $33.7      $(11.2)
                                          -----        ----       -----
                                          $22.5       $33.7      $(11.2)
                                          =====       =====      ======

    Fiscal 2010:
    First quarter                         $22.5       $68.6      $(46.1)
    Second quarter                         22.5        83.7       (61.2)
    Third quarter                          22.5       178.0      (155.5)
    Fourth quarter                         22.5        66.7       (44.2)
                                           ----        ----       -----
                                          $90.0      $397.0     $(307.0)
                                          =====      ======     =======

    Fiscal 2011:
    First quarter                         $22.5       $66.6      $(44.1)
    Second quarter                         22.5           -        22.5
    Third quarter                          22.5        66.7       (44.2)
    Fourth quarter                         22.5           -        22.5
                                           ----         ---        ----
                                          $90.0      $133.3      $(43.3)
                                          =====      ======      ======

    Fiscal 2012:
    First quarter                         $22.5                   $22.5
    Second quarter                         22.5                    22.5
    Third quarter (Sr. Subordinated
     Notes)                               300.0       300.0           -
    Fourth quarter                         45.0                    45.0
                                           ----      ------        ----
                                         $390.0      $300.0       $90.0
                                         ======      ======       =====

    Fiscal 2013:
    First quarter                         $22.5                   $22.5
    Second quarter                         22.5                    22.5
    Third quarter                          22.5                    22.5
    Fourth quarter                         22.5                    22.5
                                           ----         ---        ----
                                          $90.0          $-       $90.0
                                          =====         ===       =====

    Fiscal 2014:
    First quarter                         $22.5                   $22.5
    Second quarter                         22.5                    22.5
    Third quarter                         247.5                   247.5
    Fourth quarter                            -                       -
                                            ---         ---         ---
                                         $292.5          $-      $292.5
                                         ======         ===      ======



                                 BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                        SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                              (Dollars in millions)

Capital Structure

On October 1, 2009, the Company completed the sale of $675 million aggregate principal amount of 11.75 percent senior secured notes due 2014 (the "Notes") at an issue price of 94.0 percent. The Company used the net proceeds of the Notes to repay all indebtedness outstanding under its revolving credit facility, term loan B and revolving asset-based loan facility in Canada, as well as to fund fees and expenses of the transaction. Blockbuster plans to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes. The Notes mature on October 1, 2014 and interest will be payable on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. On each of the aforementioned dates, commencing on January 1, 2010, Blockbuster will be required to redeem 3.333 percent of the aggregate original principal amount of the Notes at a redemption price of 106 percent of the principal amount thereof ("Mandatory Redemption"), plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the applicable date of redemption.

Specific Items Related to the Offering:

    --  International asset sales - Blockbuster is required to pay down the
        11.75 percent Notes with 100 percent of the first $100 million of net
        available cash and 75 percent of any net available cash thereafter.
    --  Letters of credit - The letters of credit outstanding under the
        revolving credit facility will remain outstanding.
    --  Amortization schedule - Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2009,
        Blockbuster will amortize $22.5 million each quarter.
    --  Springing maturity - If more than $25.0 million of the existing senior
        subordinated notes (i.e. 9 percent notes) are outstanding on May 31,
        2012, then holders of the 11.75 percent notes will have the right to
        require the Company to repurchase some or all of their notes at 100
        percent of their face amount, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the
        repurchase date.
    --  Covenant levels - There are no maintenance covenants with respect to
        Blockbuster's financial performance.  The covenants in the indenture are
        transaction-based, that is, they generally limit the Company's ability
        to engage in a particular transaction.  The indenture does, however,
        contain an excess cash flow ("ECF") covenant that requires the Company
        to calculate ECF each year for purposes of determining whether it is
        required to make an ECF payment.

    --  Capital expenditures - Blockbuster's permitted capital expenditures
        ("Cap Ex") will be the maximum amount set forth below for each fiscal
        year, but if the amount of Cap Ex in any fiscal year is less than the
        maximum amount, then the maximum amount for the next succeeding year
        will be increased by the lesser of (x) the amount of the shortfall and
        (y) the maximum carry-forward amount:
    --  2009: $35Mn maximum
    --  2010: $70Mn maximum ($10Mn maximum carry-forward)
    --  2011: $80Mn maximum ($10Mn maximum carry-forward) (Subject to $20Mn
        increase if secured leverage ratio is less than or equal to 1.1x)
    --  2012: $80Mn maximum ($10Mn maximum carry-forward) (Subject to $20Mn
        increase if secured leverage ratio is less than or equal to 1.0x)
    --  2013: $80Mn maximum ($10Mn maximum carry-forward) (Subject to $20Mn
        increase if secured leverage ratio is less than or equal to 1.0x)
    --  2014: $80Mn maximum ($10Mn maximum carry-forward) (Subject to $20Mn
        increase if secured leverage ratio is less than or equal to 1.0x)

Additional details regarding the Company's capital structure, including the 11.75 percent senior secured notes due 2014 or the 9.00 percent senior subordinated notes due 2012, may be found in its upcoming Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 4, 2009, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Friday, November 13, 2009. Information may also be found in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 4, 2009 and in other filings from time-to-time with the SEC.




                                  BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                               (Dollars in millions)

    For the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 4, 2009, the Company
    reports adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per common
    share and adjusted operating income (loss) excluding costs incurred for
    severance and store closures.  For the thirty-nine weeks ended
    October 4, 2009, the Company reports adjusted net income (loss), adjusted
    net income (loss) per common share and adjusted operating income (loss)
    excluding a net loss on a third party games sale and the favorable
    settlement of a future liability. Additionally, for the thirty-nine weeks
    ended October 4, 2009, the Company reports adjusted net income (loss) and
    adjusted net income (loss) per common share excluding the write-off of
    debt financing costs.

    For the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 5, 2008, the Company
    reports adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per common
    share and adjusted operating income (loss) excluding costs incurred for
    store closures. Additionally, for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 5,
    2008, the Company reports adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income
    (loss) per common share and adjusted operating income (loss) excluding
    severance and costs to explore the acquisition of Circuit City Stores,
    Inc.

    Adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per common share
    and adjusted operating income (loss) are non-GAAP financial measures
    within the meaning of Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange
    Commission and are not measures of operating performance calculated in
    accordance with GAAP.  As a result, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted
    net income (loss) per common share and adjusted operating income (loss)
    should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, income
    (loss) from continuing operations, net income (loss) per common share and
    operating income (loss) as indicators of operating performance.  Adjusted
    net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) per common share and
    adjusted operating income (loss), as the Company calculates them, may not
    be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.

    Management believes excluding the recurring and non-recurring items
    listed below from the Company's financial results provides investors with
    a clearer perspective of the current underlying operating performance of
    the Company, a clearer comparison to current period results and greater
    transparency regarding supplemental information used by management in its
    financial and operational decisionmaking.

    Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures as an internal measure
    of business operating performance, to establish operational goals, to
    allocate resources and to analyze trends.  Income (loss) from continuing
    operations is the financial measure calculated and presented in
    accordance with GAAP that is most comparable to adjusted net income
    (loss).  Operating income (loss) is the financial measure calculated and
    presented in accordance with GAAP that is most comparable to adjusted
    operating income (loss).



                                   Thirteen                Thirty-Nine
                                  Weeks Ended              Weeks Ended
                                  -----------              ------------
                            October 4,   October 5,   October 4,   October 5,
                               2009         2008         2009         2008
                            -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Reconciliation of
     adjusted net income
     (loss):
    Income (loss) from
     continuing operations   $(75.9)      $(19.3)      $(86.0)      $(18.2)

    Adjustments to reconcile
     income (loss) from
     continuing operations to
     adjusted net income
     (loss):
      Loss on
       extinguishment of
       debt                    29.9            -         29.9            -
      Store closure costs
       including lease
       terminations
       (recurring)              8.0          4.3         14.7          9.7
      Severance costs
       (recurring)              2.4            -          5.6          1.3
      Costs incurred to
       explore the
       acquisition of
       Circuit City Stores,
       Inc. (non-recurring)       -            -            -          1.9
      Net loss on a  third
       party games sale
       (non-recurring)            -            -         14.0            -
      Settlement of future
       liability (non-
       recurring)                 -            -         (7.6)           -
                                ---          ---         ----          ---

    Adjusted net income
     (loss)                   (35.6)       (15.0)       (29.4)        (5.3)


      Preferred stock
       dividends               (2.7)        (2.8)        (8.3)        (8.4)
                               ----         ----         ----         ----

    Adjusted net income
     (loss) applicable to
     common stockholders     $(38.3)      $(17.8)      $(37.7)      $(13.7)
                             ======       ======       ======       ======


    Adjusted net income
     (loss) per common
     share  - basic and
     diluted                 $(0.20)      $(0.09)      $(0.19)      $(0.07)
                             ======       ======       ======       ======



    Reconciliation of
     adjusted operating
     income (loss):
    Operating income (loss)  $(10.2)       $(3.5)       $38.4        $44.0

    Adjustments to reconcile
     operating income (loss)
     to adjusted operating
     income (loss):
      Store closure costs
       including lease
       terminations
       (recurring)              8.0          4.3         14.7          9.7
      Severance costs
       (recurring)              2.4            -          5.6          1.3
      Costs incurred to
       explore the
       acquisition of
       Circuit City Stores,
       Inc. (non-recurring)
                                  -            -            -          1.9
      Net loss on a  third
       party games sale
       (non-recurring)            -            -         14.0            -
      Settlement of future
       liability (non-
       recurring)                 -            -         (7.6)           -
                               ----         ----        -----        -----
    Adjusted operating
     income (loss)             $0.2         $0.8        $65.1        $56.9
                               ====         ====        =====        =====



                                    BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                  DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                                 (Dollars in millions)

    For the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 4, 2009, the Company
    reports adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and
    amortization ("adjusted EBITDA") excluding costs incurred for stock
    compensation, severance and store closures.  Additionally, for the
    thirty-nine weeks ended October 4, 2009, the Company reports adjusted
    EBITDA excluding a net loss on a third party games sale and the favorable
    settlement of a future liability.

    For the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 5, 2008, the Company
    reports adjusted EBITDA excluding costs incurred for stock compensation
    and store closures. Additionally, for the thirty-nine weeks ended October
    5, 2008, the Company reports adjusted EBITDA excluding severance and
    costs incurred to explore the acquisition of Circuit City Stores, Inc.

    Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure within the meaning of
    Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not a
    measure of operating performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.
    As a result, adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation of,
    or as a substitute for, net income (loss) as an indicator of operating
    performance.  Adjusted EBITDA, as the Company calculates it, may not be
    comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.

    Management believes excluding the recurring and non-recurring items
    listed under EBITDA below from the Company's financial results provides
    investors with a clearer perspective of the current underlying operating
    performance of the Company, a clearer comparison to current period
    results and greater transparency regarding supplemental information used
    by management in its financial and operational decisionmaking.

    In addition, management believes that adjusting the Company's financial
    results to exclude income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of
    tax, taxes, interest and other income, net and depreciation and
    amortization of intangibles also provides investors with a clearer
    perspective of the current underlying operating performance of the
    Company and a clearer comparison to current period results.

    Management uses adjusted EBITDA as an internal measure of business
    operating performance, to establish operational goals, to allocate
    resources and to analyze trends.  Net income (loss) is the financial
    measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP that is most
    comparable to adjusted EBITDA.


                                 Thirteen                 Thirty-Nine
                                Weeks Ended               Weeks Ended
                                -----------               ------------
                          October 4,     October 5,   October 4,   October 5,
                             2009           2008         2009         2008
                         -----------    -----------  -----------  -----------
    Reconciliation of
     adjusted EBITDA:
    Net income (loss)       $(114.1)      $(17.8)     $(123.3)      $(14.3)
    Adjustments to
     reconcile
     net income
     (loss) to
     adjusted EBITDA:
      (Income) loss from
       discontinued operations,
       net of tax              38.2         (1.5)        37.3         (3.9)
      Provision for income
       taxes                    2.9          3.8          9.8         14.5
      Interest and other
       income, net             62.8         12.0        114.6         47.7
      Depreciation and
       Intangible
        amortization           36.9         35.8        103.2        110.5
                               ----         ----        -----        -----
    EBITDA                     26.7         32.3        141.6        154.5
                               ----         ----        -----        -----

      Lease termination costs
       incurred for store
       closures   (recurring)   1.7          2.5          5.3          4.0
      Severance costs
       (recurring)              2.4            -          5.6          1.3
      Costs incurred to
       explore the acquisition
       of Circuit City Stores,
       Inc. (non-recurring)       -            -            -          1.9
      Stock compensation
       (recurring)              1.8          2.9          6.2         12.7
      Net loss on a third
       party games sale (non-
       recurring)                 -            -         14.0            -
      Settlement of future
       liability (non-
       recurring)                 -            -         (7.6)           -
                              -----        -----       ------       ------
    Adjusted EBITDA           $32.6        $37.7       $165.1       $174.4
                              =====        =====       ======       ======



                                    BLOCKBUSTER INC.
                  DISCLOSURES REGARDING NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION
                                 (Dollars in millions)

    Free cash flow reflects the Company's net cash flow provided by (used in)
    operating activities less capital expenditures.  The Company uses free
    cash flow, among other things, to evaluate its operating performance and
    as a measure of liquidity.  Management believes free cash flow provides
    investors with an important perspective on the cash available for debt
    service, acquisitions and stockholders after making the capital
    investments required to support ongoing business operations and long-term
    value creation.  The Company believes the presentation of free cash flow
    is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to view
    performance in a manner similar to the method used by management and
    helps improve their ability to understand the Company's operating
    performance.  In addition, free cash flow is also a measure used by the
    Company's investors and analysts for purposes of valuation and comparing
    the operating performance of the Company to other companies in its
    industry.

    Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure within the meaning of
    Regulation G of the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not a
    measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.  As a result,
    free cash flow should not be considered in isolation of, or as a
    substitute for, net income (loss) as an indicator of operating
    performance or net cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities
    as a measure of liquidity.  Free cash flow, as the Company calculates
    it, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other
    companies.  In addition, free cash flow does not necessarily represent
    funds available for discretionary use and is not necessarily a measure of
    the Company's ability to fund its cash needs.  As the Company uses free
    cash flow as a measure of performance and as a measure of liquidity, the
    tables below reconcile free cash flow to both net income (loss) and net
    cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities, the most directly
    comparable financial measures reported under GAAP.

    The following table provides a reconciliation of net cash provided by
    (used in) operating activities to free cash flow:



                                    Thirteen               Thirty-Nine
                                  Weeks Ended              Weeks Ended
                                  -----------              ------------
                            October 4,   October 5,   October 4,   October 5,
                               2009         2008         2009         2008
                           -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Net cash provided by
     (used in)
     operating
     activities              $(53.0)      $(18.2)      $(26.0)     $(101.1)

    Adjustments to reconcile
     net cash provided
     by (used in)
     operating activities
     to free cash flow:
      Capital expenditures     (5.9)       (35.5)       (19.9)       (76.1)
                               ----        -----        -----        -----

    Free cash flow           $(58.9)      $(53.7)      $(45.9)     $(177.2)
                             ======       ======       ======      =======



    The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to free
    cash flow:

                                   Thirteen               Thirty-Nine
                                 Weeks Ended              Weeks Ended
                                 -----------              ------------
                           October 4,   October 5,   October 4,   October 5,
                              2009         2008         2009         2008
                          -----------  -----------  -----------  -----------
    Net income (loss)       $(114.1)      $(17.8)     $(123.3)      $(14.3)

    Adjustments to
     reconcile net
     income (loss)
     to free cash flow:
      Depreciation and
       intangible
       amortization            37.5         37.1        106.1        114.9
      Non-cash share-based
       compensation expense     1.8          2.9          6.2         12.7
      Capital expenditures     (5.9)       (35.5)       (19.9)       (76.1)
      Rental library
       purchases, net of rental
       amortization             2.1         21.2         28.9         60.5
      Changes in operating
       assets and liabilities (58.1)       (63.5)      (119.7)      (276.0)
      Changes in deferred
       taxes and other          9.2          1.9          7.2          1.1
      Loss on sale of store
       operations              38.7            -         38.7            -
      Non-cash interest        29.9            -         29.9            -
                               ----          ---         ----          ---

    Free cash flow           $(58.9)      $(53.7)      $(45.9)     $(177.2)
                             ======       ======       ======      =======

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.

Press, Randy Hargrove, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, +1-214-854-3190, or Investors, Kellie Nugent, Director, Investor Relations, +1-214-854-4442, both of Blockbuster Inc.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Blockbuster Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.