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'Batman' movies among last week's best-selling DVDs

July 26, 2012|By Aida Ahmad
  • "The Dark Knight" was the No. 9 selling DVD in the week leading up to the theatrical release of "The Dark Knight Rises."
"The Dark Knight" was the No. 9 selling DVD in the week leading… (Stephen Vaughn / Warner…)

Fans excited to see "The Dark Knight Rises" before last Friday's massacre in Colorado bought up copies of director Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," putting those two films in the top 10 DVD sales chart for the first time in years.

"Batman Begins" was the No. 8 selling DVD and Blu-raydisc in the week ending July 22, according to Rentrak Corp," while "Dark Knight" was No. 9. They were originally released on disc in late 2005 and late 2008, respectively.

The Farrelly Brothers' version of "The Three Stooges" debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart and No. 4 among rentals. Sony Pictures' French science-fiction action picture “Lockout,” starring Guy Pearce, made a strong debut as the No. 3 seller and No. 1 rented title.

“Get the Gringo” starring Mel Gibson premiered at No. 5 on the sales and rental charts. The movie premiered on video-on-demand and had a one-night theatrical run in May.

Lionsgate’s independent ensemble comedy “Friends With Kids” and the Spanish-language Will Ferrell comedy "Casa De Mi Padre" hit the top 10 rentals in their first week, but were not among the best-selling titles.

Below are the top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales and rental charts for the week ending July 22, according to Rentrak.

DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. “The Three Stooges (2012)" (Fox). Week 1

2.  “American Reunion” (Universal). Week 2 (last week No. 1)

3.  “Lockout” (Sony). Week 1

4.  “21 Jump Street” (Sony). Week 4 (last week No. 2)

5.  “Get the Gringo” (Fox). Week 1

6.  “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (Warner Bros.). Week 6 (last week No. 4)

7.   “Wrath of the Titans” (Disney). Week 4 (last week No. 3)

8.   “Batman Begins”  (Warner Bros.). Week  353

9.  “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.). Week 189

10. “Mirror Mirror" (Fox). Week 4 (last week No. 5)


DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. “Lockout” (Sony). Week 1

2. “American Reunion” (Universal). Week 2 (last week No. 1)

3. “21 Jump Street” (Sony). Week 4 (last week No. 2)

4. “The Three Stooges (2012)” (Fox). Week 1

5.  “Get the Gringo” (Fox). Week 1

6.  “Wrath of the Titans” (Disney). Week 4 (last week No. 2)

7.  “Friends With Kids” (Lionsgate). Week 1

8.  “Casa De Mi Padre" (Lionsgate). Week 1

9.  “Mirror Mirror" (Fox) Week 4 (last week No. 4)

10. “Intruders” (Millennium Media Services). Week 1

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