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'Olympus Has Fallen' takes over DVD sales and rentals charts

August 26, 2013|By Ryan Faughnder
  • Gerard Butler in "Olympus Has Fallen."
Gerard Butler in "Olympus Has Fallen." (Phil Caruso / MCT )

A trio of action films took the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray spots last week as the explosion-packed blockbusters from the spring started to hit retail shelves. 

In its first week in release, the White House-set thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" was the No. 1 DVD and Blu-ray title.

The movie, which stars Gerard Butler as a disgraced Secret Service agent who has to save the White House from a terrorist takeover, got a lukewarm critical reception but performed well at the box office

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The Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle "Oblivion" slipped to second place for the week, and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which stars Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson, rounded out the top three. 

In rentals, "Olympus Has Fallen" also took the top spot, followed by "Mud," which features Matthew McConaughey as a fugitive who enlists two young boys to help him escape bounty hunters and reunite with the love of his life. 

Here are the top titles for the week that ended Aug. 17 for sales and Aug. 18 for rentals, according to Rentrak. 

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "Olympus Has Fallen" (Sony). Week 1

2. "Oblivion" (Universal). Week 2

3. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (Paramount). Week 3

4. "Once Upon a Time: The Complete 2nd Season" (Disney). Week 1

5. "The Big Wedding" (Lionsgate). Week 1

6. "Mud" (Lionsgate). Week 2

7. "Despicable Me" (Universal). Week 140

8. "Duck Dynasty: Season 3" (Disney). Week 2

9. "42" (Warner Bros.). Week 5

10. "The Place Beyond the Pines" (Disney). Week 2

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Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "Olympus Has Fallen" (Sony). Week 1

2. "Mud" (Lionsgate). Week 2

3. "Admission" (Universal). Week 6

4. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (Paramount). Week 3

5. "42" (Warner Bros.). Week 5

6. "Identity Thief" (Universal). Week 11

7. "The Big Wedding" (Lionsgate). Week 1

8. "Bullet To The Head" (Warner Bros.). Week 5

9. "Jack The Giant Slayer" (New Line). Week 9

10. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" (New Line). Week 8


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