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'The Lorax' dominates DVD sales and rentals

August 16, 2012|By Ben Fritz
  • "The Lorax" was the most bought and rented DVD in the U.S. last week.
"The Lorax" was the most bought and rented DVD in the U.S. last…

No new movies dared challenge "The Lorax" on DVD, and Universal Pictures' animated family film topped the sales and rental charts for the week.

In its first week, the box office hit based on the classic Dr. Seuss book was the most-bought and most-rented DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S., according toRentrak Corp.

The No. 2 top seller wasn't a movie at all, but the History channel's "Hatfields & McCoys" mini-series, which was released on disc by Sony Pictures.

The second-most-rented disc was "Lockout," the Luc Besson-produced action film starring Guy Pearce, which came out on disc four weeks ago.

Below are the 10 most bought and rented DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the week ended Aug. 12, according to Rentrak Corp.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "The Lorax" (Universal). Week 1.

2. "Hatfields & McCoys" (Sony/History). Week 2; last week No. 1.

3."The Three Stooges"(Fox). Week 4; last week No. 2.

4. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"(Warner Bros.). Week 9; last week No. 3.

5. "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" (Paramount). Week 17; last week No. 9.

6."21 Jump Street"(Sony). Week 7; last week No. 4.

7."American Reunion"(Universal). Week 5; last week No. 5.

8."Wrath of the Titans"(Warner Bros.). Week 7; last week No. 7.

9. "Grimm: Season One" (Universal). Week 1.

10."Mirror Mirror"(Fox/Relativity). Week 7; last week n/a.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "The Lorax" (Universal). Week 1.

2. "Lockout" (Sony). Week 4; last week No. 1.

3. "American Reunion" (Universal). Week 5; last week No. 2.

4."Silent House"(Universal). Week 3; last week No. 4.

5. "The Three Stooges" (Fox). Week 4; last week No. 3.

6. "21 Jump Street" (Sony). Week 7; last week No. 5.

7. "Get the Gringo" (Fox). Week 4; last week No. 7.

8. "Friends with Kids" (Lionsgate). Week 4; last week No. 6. 

9. "Wrath of the Titans" (Warner Bros.). Week 7; last week No. 8.

10. "Casa De Mi Padre" (Lionsgate). Week 4; last week No. 9.

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