April 21, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Netflix sues Blockbuster over its rent-by-mail strategy

Netflix is suing Blockbuster to keep it off the rent-by-mail turf. Our analysis may explain why.

8
Miles a mule train travels to deliver mail to the town of Supai, Ariz. (pop. 500)

4,000
Number of Netflix DVDs said mules could be carrying on any given day

$23,995
Amount per month Netflix stands to make off the citizens of Supai

5,998
Copies of Raising Arizona you could rent from Blockbuster with that much money

113
Distance in miles from Supai to the nearest Blockbuster store

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