Summary Box: Home video spending in US falls in 11

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THE BOTTOM LINE: Home video spending in the U.S. fell 2 percent last year.

UPS AND DOWNS: A surge in the popularity of movie streaming services like Netflix Inc. and gains in Blu-ray disc sales helped offset some of the drop in DVD purchases.

SIGN OF STABILITY: In 2010, the industry reported a 3 percent decline compared with the previous year, so last year’s drop was smaller.