By Shawn Ward, Geezeo co-founderMovie rental giant Blockbuster, Inc. ( BBI) is losing ground to a growing number of digital competitors. To combat Internet-based rival Netflix, Inc. ( NFLX), Blockbuster spent 2007 fine tuning its total access plan, which allows customers to order movies online with the convenience of returning them to Blockbuster stores. The results this year have been underwhelming. Blockbuster's share of consumer spending on rental movies dropped to less than 43% in September from 52% in January, according to the new Main Street Spending Index compiled by Geezeo, a personal finance Web site that helps consumers track their spending.
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