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'Hotel Transylvania' atop DVD sales; 'Flight' soars as rental

February 19, 2013|Wesley Lowery
  • "Hotel Transylvania" was the top-selling DVD for a second week.
"Hotel Transylvania" was the top-selling DVD for a second week. (Sony Pictures Animation )

In its first week of release on DVD and Blue-ray, Denzel Washington’s action-thriller “Flight” soared to the top of the rental chart but failed to knock "Hotel Transylvania" out of its No. 1 spot in the sales rankings.

Paramount’s “Flight,” which earned Washington an Oscar nomination, was the most-rented disc in the U.S. during the week ending Feb. 10, but came in second in sales.

“Hotel Transylvania,” the computer-animated comedy produced by Sony, was the top seller in its second week since being released on disc.  

Other high-profile new releases included a rerelease of the 1953 Disney classic “Peter Pan,” crime thriller “Alex Cross” and comedy “Here Comes the Boom” – which came in at third, fourth and fifth, respectively, on the sales chart.

Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs during the week ended Feb 10, according to Rentrak.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "Hotel Transylvania" (Sony). Week 2.

2. "Flight" (Paramount). Week 1.

3. "Peter Pan" (Disney). Week 1.

4. "Alex Cross" (Summit Entertainment). Week 1.

5. "Here Comes the Boom" (Sony). Week 1.

6. “Tyler Perry’s Madea Gets a Job (Lionsgate). Week 1.

7. "Taken 2" (FOX). Week 4.

8. "Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey – Season 3" (PBS). Week 2.

9. "Monster High: Friday Night Frights/Why do Ghouls" (Universal). Week 1.

10. "Paranormal Activity 4" (Paramount). Week 2.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "Flight" (Paramount). Week 1.

2. "Hotel Transylvania" (Sony). Week 2.

3. "Here Comes the Boom" (Sony). Week 1.

4. "Seven Psychopaths" (Sony). Week 2.

5. "The Bourne Legacy” (Universal). Week 5.

6. "Ted" (Universal). Week 9.

7. "Looper" (Sony). Week 6.

8. "Alex Cross" (Summit Entertainment). Week 1.

9. "Pitch Perfect" (Universal). Week 8.

10. "Paranormal Activity 4" (Paramount). Week 2.


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