May 04, 2011 at 02:14 PM EDT

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has agreed to purchase Flixter, a top movie discovery application for mobile users with over 25 million users per month, and Rotten Tomatoes, a leading website for critical reviews. “Driving the growth of digital ownership is a central, strategic focus for Warner Bros.,” said Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, in a statement. “The acquisition of Flixster will allow us to advance that strategy and promote initiatives that will help grow digital ownership.”

In a release, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment specified that both Flixter and Rotten Tomatoes would remain “fully independent. The Flixster team will stay in San Francisco and the Rotten Tomatoes team will continue to work autonomously in Los Angeles.”

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