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'Looper' debuts atop DVD, VOD charts

January 15, 2013|By Ben Fritz
  • "Looper" debuted atop the DVD and VOD charts.
"Looper" debuted atop the DVD and VOD charts. (Tristar Pictures )

The science-fiction hit "Looper" started off the new year by launching on the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales and rental charts as well as the video-on-demand charts.

During the first week of January, "Looper" was the only prominent new home entertainment release and was No. 1 by every measure, according to data from Rentrak Corp.

The Sony Pictures release pushed aside "Ted," which had been the most bought DVD and most popular VOD title, as well as the No. 1 DVD rental "The Dark Knight Rises."

Here are the top selling DVD and Blu-ray discs and most popular VOD titles for the week ended Jan. 6 and most rented DVD and Blu-ray for the week ended Jan. 5.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray Sales

  1. "Looper" (Sony). Week 1
  2. "Ted" (Universal). Week 4.
  3. "Pitch Perfect" (Universal). Week 3.
  4. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros.). Week 5
  5. "Justified: The Complete Third Season" (Sony). Week 1.
  6. "Resident Evil: Retribution" (Sony). Week 3.
  7. "Total Recall" (Sony). Week 3.
  8. "Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (Fox). Week 3.
  9. "The Bourne Legacy" (Universal). Week 4.
  10. "Brave" (Disney). Week 8.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray Rentals

  1. "Looper" (Sony). Week 1.
  2. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros.). Week 5.
  3. “Total Recall" (Sony). Week 3.
  4. "Trouble With the Curve" (Warner Bros.). Week 3.
  5. “The Watch" (Fox) Week 8.
  6. "Men in Black 3" (Sony). Week 6.
  7. "Resident Evil: Retribution" (Sony). Week 3.
  8. "Premium Rush" (Sony). Week 3.
  9. "Paranorman" (Universal). Week 5.
  10. "Hope Springs" (Sony). Week 5.

 Top 10 Video-on-Demand Rentals

  1. "Looper" (Sony). Week 1.
  2. "Pitch Perfect" (Universal). Week 3.
  3. "Ted" (Universal). Week 4.
  4. "Trouble with the Curve" (Warner Bros.). Week 3.
  5. "The Bourne Legacy" (Universal). Week 4.
  6. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros.). Week 5
  7. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (Fox). Week 4.
  8. "Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (Fox). Week 3.
  9. "The Words" (CBS). Week 2.
  10. "Total Recall" (Sony). Week 3.

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