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'Sherlock' and 'Safe House' dominate DVD charts

June 28, 2012|By Aida Ahmad
  • "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" was the best-selling DVD for the third week in a row.
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" was the best-selling DVD… (Daniel Smith / Warner Bros. )

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and “Safe House” stayed on top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales and rental charts, respectively, in the U.S. and Canada last week. 

Among new movies, “Project X” emerged the best-seller and “Wanderlust” the best renter. Other new movies that launched last week were “Big Miracle” which debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart and “Seeking Justice” at No.5.

The action thriller “Safe House,” starring Denzel Washington, stayed at No. 1 on the rental chart for the third week in a row. However, on the disc sales chart, it dropped three places from the prior week to No.6.  

The big budget Disney box office bomb “John Carter” dropped two places in the sales chart from No. 5 to No. 7. On the rental chart, it fell to No. 10 from No.7 the previous week.

Below are the top 10 DVD and Blu-ray movie titles for the week of June 18-24, according to Rentrak Corp.

DVD and Blu-ray Sales

1.  “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (Warner Bros.) Week 2 (last week No.1)

2.  “Project X”  (Warner Bros.) Week 1

3.  “Act of Valor” (Fox) Week 3 (last week No.4)

4.  “Big Miracle” (Universal) Week 1

5.  “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (Sony) Week 2 (last week No.2)

6.  “Safe House” (Universal) Week 3 (last week No.3)

7.  “John Carter” (Disney) Week 3 (last week No.5)

8.  “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (Warner Bros.) Week 3 (last week No.7)

9.  “Wanderlust” (Universal) Week 1

10. “True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season” (Warner Bros.) Week 4 (last week No.8)

DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1.  “Safe House” (Universal) Week 3 (last week No.1)

2. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (Warner Bros.) Week 2 (last week No.3)

3. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (Sony) Week 2 (last week No.2)

4. “Wanderlust” (Universal) Week 1

5. “Seeking Justice” (Anchor Bay Ent.) Week 1

6. “Project X”  (Warner Bros.) Week 1

7. “Big Miracle” (Universal) Week 1

8. “Man On A Ledge” (Summit Entertainment) Week 4 (last week No.4)

9. “This Means War” (Fox) Week 5 (last week No.5)

10. “John Carter” (Disney) Week 3 (last week No. 7)

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