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'Hunger Games' tops DVD sales and rental charts

August 23, 2012|By Ben Fritz
  • "The Hunger Games," starring Jennifer Lawrence, was the most bought and rented DVD in the U.S. last week.
"The Hunger Games," starring Jennifer Lawrence, was the most… (Murray Close / Lionsgate )

The odds didn't favor any DVDs except for "The Hunger Games" last week.

Despite debuting on Saturday, the last day of the reporting period for this cycle, the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling book was the most bought and most rented DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S. for the week ended Sunday.

Lionsgate previously said that "The Hunger Games," which grossed a phenomenal $408 million at the domestic box office, had sold 3.8 million discs over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada, more than the last two "Twilight" pictures.

Five other new DVDs were released last week and made the Top 10 sales chart. They included the most recent seasons of the TV shows "Dexter," "Glee" and "Community," as well as the cult favorite action film "Raid: The Redemption" and a re-issue of "Jaws."

The animated family film "The Lorax," which debuted the prior week, was No. 2 behind "The Hunger Games" on the sales and rental charts last week.

Below are the 10 most bought and rented DVDs and Blu-ray discs in the the U.S. last week, according to Rentrak Corp.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate). Week 1.

2. "The Lorax" (Universal). Week 2; last week No. 1.

3. "Dexter: The Sixth Season" (Paramount/Showtime). Week 1.

4. "Glee: The Complete Third Season" (Fox). Week 1.

5. "Jaws" (Universal). Week 1.

6. "Raid: The Redemption" (Sony). Week 1.

7. "Hatfields & McCoys" (Sony/History). Week 3; last week No. 2.

8. "Community: The Complete Third Season" (Sony). Week 1.

9. "Grimm: Season One" (Universal). Week 2; last week No. 9.

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

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate). Week 1.

2. "The Lorax" (Universal). Week 2; last week No. 1.

3. "Lockout" (Sony). Week 5; last week No. 1.

4. "American Reunion" (Universal). Week 6; last week No. 3.

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

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

7. "21 Jump Street" (Sony). Week 8; last week No. 6.

8. "Get the Gringo" (Fox). Week 5; last week No. 7.

9. "Friends With Kids" (Lionsgate). Week 5; last week No. 8.

10. "Dexter: The Sixth Season" (Paramount/Showtime). Week 1.

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