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'Brave' tops DVD sales for third week, beating newcomers

December 10, 2012|By Laura J. Nelson
  • "Brave" remained the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray for the third week in a row.
"Brave" remained the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray for the third… (Pixar Animation Studios )

"Brave" bested three new releases to stay atop the DVD sales chart for the third consecutive week, outselling "Men in Black 3," "ParaNorman" and "Lawless." 

The animated fantasy film from Walt Disney Studios was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc in the United States, according to research company Rentrak Corp., and the No. 3 most-rented. "Men in Black," "ParaNorman" and "Lawless" debuted at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Lionsgate's "The Expendables 2" was the most-rented DVD and Blu-ray this week, climbing from its debut at No. 2 last week. "The Amazing Spider-Man," last week's most-rented DVD and Blu-ray, fell to No. 4.

Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs during the week ended Dec. 1 (sales) and Dec. 2 (rentals), according to Rentrak.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-Ray Sales

  1. "Brave" (Disney). Week 3.
  2. "Men in Black 3" (Sony). Week 1.
  3. "ParaNorman" (Universal). Week 1.
  4. "Lawless" (Anchor Bay). Week 1.
  5. "The Expendables 2" (Lionsgate). Week 2.
  6. "Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007 (MGM). Week 10.
  7. "The Amazing Spider-Man" (Sony). Week 4.
  8. "The Avengers" (Disney). Week 10.
  9. "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups" (Disney). Week 2.
  10. "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (Paramount). Week 7.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-Ray Rentals

  1. "The Expendables 2" (Lionsgate). Week 2.
  2. "The Campaign" (Warner Bros). Week 5.
  3. "Brave" (Disney). Week 3.
  4. "The Amazing Spider-Man" (Sony). Week 4.
  5. "Men in Black 3" (Sony). Week 1.
  6. "Lawless" (Anchor Bay). Week 1.
  7. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (Fox). Week 6.
  8. "Prometheus" (Fox). Week 8.
  9. "Arthur Christmas" (Sony). Week 4.
  10. "The Avengers" (Disney). Week 10.

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