Vivid Studio Insider For January 4, 2013
MZ REPORTS KIM KARDASHIAN SEX TAPE SALES SPIKE AFTER BABY NEWS -- TMZ reported that “Kim Kardashian's sex tape sales have exploded since Kanye West told the world they're expecting ... TMZ has learned. We spoke to the folks at Vivid Entertainment -- which owns Kim Kardashian Superstar -- and discovered lots of Kim's fans are celebrating the baby with umm ... visual aids. Further, Kanye's been boosting biz for months now. We're told overall sales of Kim's sex tape -- be it VOD, online, or DVD -- have steadily increased every month since he and Kim hooked up last Spring.
So, the real winner in the whole Kimye baby hysteria -- Ray J! Dude, just keeps raking in those sex tape dollars.” XBiz.com reported, “Sales of the Vivid Entertainment Kim Kardashian Superstar sex tape have gone trough the roof.” In reporting on the news break, XBiz reporter Bob Johnson wrote: “Looks like folks want to see for themselves how to get Kim Kardashian pregnant.” And BuzzFeed.com reporter Tessa Stuart wrote, “You might not think the words ‘baby mama’ would be a turn-on, but all it took was Kanye West introducing Kim Kardashian as such to an Atlantic City crowd, and sales of her 2007 sex tape with Ray J instantly shot through the roof. It’s not a pregnancy fetish. According to Vivid Entertainment, the company that owns and distributes the tape, every time Kardashian is in the news, sales of Kim Kardashian, Superstar go up.
It started in February 2007, when Vivid acquired the tape from an unnamed ‘third party.’ Initial sales, according to the privately held company, were in the 50,000 range. When E! premiered Keeping Up With The Kardashians in October of that year, sales shot up 78%. And Vivid saw increases of 10% to 20% every season the show was renewed...Since she began dating Kanye West, Kardashian's tape has gotten bumps of 10% to 20% monthly. But West's announcement Saturday that he and Kardashian had a "babye" on the way busted all previous sales records, giving Kim Kardashian, Superstar a massive 80% boost. ‘She wasn’t the bestseller for a long time’” says Vivid Entertainment spokesperson Jackie Martin. ‘The Pam Anderson-Tommy Lee tape was the bestseller — but in 2007 we introduced the Kim tape and it did very well. We had no idea that it would continue to do so well.’”
PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE TOP VIVID’S CELEBRITY SEX TAPES WISH LIST -- Vivid has released its third annual “Top Ten Hottest Couples” list of celebrities it would most like to add to its Vivid-Celeb series. For the second year in a row footage of Prince William and Kate Middleton won the honors, followed closely by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In a press release, Steven Hirsch said: “The newest royal couple is still our top choice. It seems that almost every move they make is documented -- except for having sex. Without question, this would be an international best seller. Just behind them are Kim and Kanye, and this is verified by an incredible spike in VOD sales of our original Kim Kardashian Superstar title since Kim’s pregnancy was announced.” For the first time since Vivid started the “hottest” lists in 2011, a “Threesome” category has been added, with David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley topping the list. Also new this year is a “Sex with Exes” category, with the most desired former lovers being Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart, Johnny Depp/Vanessa Paradis and Heidi Klum/Seal.
The Vivid-Celeb Hottest Couples List for 2013
1-Prince William/Kate Middleton (Repeat from 2012 as #1)
2-Kim Kardashian/Kanye West (New)
3-Jay-Z/Beyonce (#2 in 2011)
4-Jennifer Aniston/Justin Theroux (New)
5-Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez (#2 in 2012)
6-Justin Timberlake/Jessica Biel (#9 in 2011)
7-Ryan Gosling/Eva Mendez (#9 in 2012)
8-Ashton Kutcher/Mila Kunis (New)
9-George Clooney/Stacy Keibler (#4 in 2012 and George with Elisabetta Canalis was #4 in 2011)
10-Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie (Moved from #1 in 2011 to #3 in 2012)