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YouTube Movie Rentals in Canada, Too

Apparently it’s Web video international expansion day: A few hours after Hulu opened for business in Japan, YouTube has started offering rental movies in Canada (last year, Netflix headed north, too). Last spring, Google’s video site beefed up its barely-there U.S. rental service with more offerings from big studios, though a note from the site hints that it’s not a big deal quite yet: “P.S. (if you’re in the US and forgot we have movies to rent just go to www.youtube.com/movies).”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”