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'Frankenweenie' tops DVD sales chart

January 22, 2013|By Ben Fritz
  • The animated movie "Frankenweenie" debuted at No. 1 on the DVD sales chart.
The animated movie "Frankenweenie" debuted at No. 1 on the DVD… (Disney )

The Tim Burton-directed animated feature "Frankenweenie" debuted at the top of the DVD sales charts, while "Looper" remained the most popular rental in the U.S. in the second week of January.

The horror movie "House at the End of the Street," meanwhile, was the most popular video-on-demand rental.

Walt Disney Studios' animated films have remained relatively popular purchases amid a long-running DVD slump, and "Frankenweenie" continued that trend, despite not having performed well at the box office.

Other new releases during the week ended Jan. 13 that it beat out on the sales chart included the action remake "Dredd," which launched at No. 2, and No. 5 "End of the Street."

"Frankenweenie" is not yet available to rent from Redbox or Netflix, leaving it off of the disc rental chart. However it proved far less popular on VOD, debuting at No. 7.

"Ted" and "The Bourne Legacy," meanwhile, became available to rent from those outlets for the first time and landed at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, on the rental chart.

Below are the top selling DVD and Blu-ray discs and most popular VOD titles for the week ended Jan. 13 and most rented DVD and Blu-ray discs for the week ended Jan. 12.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

  1. "Frankenweenie" (Disney). Week 1.
  2. "Dredd" (Lionsgate). Week 1.
  3. "Looper" (Sony). Week 2.
  4. "Ted" (Universal). Week 5.
  5. "House at the End of the Street" (Fox/Relativity). Week 1.
  6. "Pitch Perfect" (Universal). Week 4.
  7. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros.). Week 6.
  8. "Total Recall" (Sony). Week 4.
  9. "Stolen" (Millennium). Week 1.
  10. "Resident Evil: Retribution"(Sony). Week 4.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

  1. "Looper" (Sony). Week 2.
  2. "Ted" (Universal). Week 5.
  3. "The Bourne Legacy" (Universal). Week 5.
  4. "The Dark Knight Rises" (Warner Bros.). Week 6.
  5. “Total Recall" (Sony). Week 4.
  6. "Trouble With the Curve" (Warner Bros.). Week 4.
  7. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (Fox). Week 5.
  8. “The Watch" (Fox) Week 9.
  9. "Dredd" (Lionsgate). Week 1.
  10. "Men in Black 3" (Sony). Week 7.

 Top 10 video-on-demand rentals

  1. "House at the End of the Street" (Relativity). Week 1.
  2. "Pitch Perfect" (Universal). Week 4.
  3. "Hit & Run" (Universal). Week 1.
  4. "Looper" (Sony). Week 2.
  5. "Dredd" (Lionsgate). Week 1.
  6. "Ted" (Universal). Week 5.
  7. "Frankenweenie" (Disney). Week 1.
  8. "Trouble with the Curve" (Warner Bros.). Week 4.
  9. "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (Fox). Week 5.
  10. "The Bourne Legacy" (Universal). Week 5.

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