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'Hunger Games,' 'Battleship' swap on DVD sales and rental charts

September 13, 2012|By Ben Fritz
  • DVD sales and rentals charts show strong performance by "Battleship," featuring Tadanobu Asano, left, and Taylor Kitsch.
DVD sales and rentals charts show strong performance by "Battleship,"… (Universal Pictures )

A week after it was displaced by "Battleship," "The Hunger Games" is back on top of the DVD sales charts.

However, "Battleship" has risen to the top of the DVD rental charts for the first time.

During the week ended Sept. 2, "Hunger Games" was the best selling DVD and Blu-ray disc in the U.S., according to Rentrak Corp. "Battleship" was the most rented disc.

"The Hunger Games" was released Aug. 18, while "Battleship" hit store shelves Aug. 28.

Two movies new on DVD, the thriller "Safe" and comedy "The Five Year Engagement," both failed to gin up much interest.

"Safe," starring Jason Statham, debuted at No. 5 on the sales chart and No. 3 on the rental chart. "The Five-Year Engagement," with Jason Segal and Emily Blunt, was the No. 8 selling and No. 4 most rented DVD in its first week.

Below are the 10 most bought and rented DVDs and Blu-ray discs in the U.S. for the week ended Sept. 2, according to Rentrak.

DVD and Blu-ray Sales

1. "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate). Week 4 (last week No. 2).

2. "Battleship" (Universal). Week 2 (last week No. 1).

3. "The Walking Dead: Second Season" (Anchor Bay). Week 2 (last week No. 4).

4. "Sons of Anarchy: Season Four" (Fox). Week 2 (last week No. 6).

5. "Safe" (Lionsgate). Week 1.

6. "Think Like a Man" (Sony). Week 2 (last week No. 5).

7. "The Lucky One" (Warner Bros.). Week 2 (last week No. 3).

8. "The Five-Year Engagement" (Universal). Week 1.

9. "The Lorax" (Universal). Week 5 (last week No. 8).

10. "Fringe: The Complete Fourth Season" (Warner Bros). Week 1.

DVD and Blu-ray Rentals

1. "Battleship" (Universal). Week 2 (last week No. 2).

2. "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate). Week 4 (last week No. 1).

3. "Safe" (Lionsgate). Week 1.

4. "The Five-Year Engagement" (Universal). Week 1.

5. "The Lucky One" (Warner Bros.). Week 2 (last week No. 4).

6. "The Dictator" (Paramount). Week 3 (last week No. 3).

7. "Think Like a Man" (Sony). Week 2 (last week No. 6).

8. "The Lorax" (Universal). Week 5 (last week No. 5).

9. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (Sony). Week 2 (last week No. 7).

10. "Bernie" (Millennium). Week 3 (last week No. 8).

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