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July 8, 2013 |
Publicity preceding last week's release of "Despicable Me 2" carried over into DVD sales for its predecessor. Three years after its own theatrical release, Universal's "Despicable Me" cracked the top-10 DVD sales chart at No. 9 for the week. "Jack the Giant Slayer" topped the sales chart for the second week in a row, while Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" took the top spot in rentals. Here are the top-selling titles for the week that ended June 29 and the most-rented titles for the week ended June 30, according to Rentrak.
July 26, 2012 |
Fans excited to see "The Dark Knight Rises" before last Friday's massacre in Colorado bought up copies of director Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," putting those two films in the top 10 DVD sales chart for the first time in years. "Batman Begins" was the No. 8 selling DVD and Blu-raydisc in the week ending July 22, according to Rentrak Corp," while "Dark Knight" was No. 9. They were originally released on disc in late 2005 and late 2008, respectively. The Farrelly Brothers' version of "The Three Stooges" debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart and No. 4 among rentals.
April 5, 2007 |
GIVE them hits and they will buy. That's what happened last week to give a badly needed shot in the arm to an anemic record industry. Country powerhouse Tim McGraw easily landed the No. 1 spot on the national sales chart with his new "Let It Go" album, which is powered by the country hit "Last Dollar (Fly Away)," helping the national sales chart rebound with a combined sales of top 10 albums up 46% over last week's.
January 30, 2003 |
It took Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" album nearly a year to reach No. 1 on the national sales chart, but the pop collection isn't giving up the top spot easily. The album sold an additional 112,000 copies last week to top the chart for the third consecutive week. The closest rival was the "Chicago" soundtrack, which sold 92,000 copies to move up two places to No. 2 on the chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
April 27, 1989 |
"Big" looks like it could rule the rental roost for a while, since its closest contenders on the Billboard magazine chart have already passed their peak. "Big's" big competition is most likely to come from the newcomers bounding onto the chart this week, including "Tucker" (No. 10) and "Gorillas in the Mist" (No. 14), which features Sigourney Weaver's Oscar-nominated performance. Other major chart entries are the romantic "Crossing Delancey" (No. 20), starring Amy Irving, and grim "Dead Ringers" (No. 25)
July 16, 1987 |
Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters," sporting two Oscar-winning performances, figured to be an instant Top Five rental, but after several weeks of inactivity it finally rose into Billboard magazine's Top 10, jumping up eight notches to No. 2. "Crimes of the Heart," boasting abundant star power with Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek and Jessica Lange, debuted at No. 8 on the rental box score. "Little Shop of Horrors" (No. 3), "Children of a Lesser God" (No. 5) and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (No.
February 20, 2003 |
New York rapper 50 Cent's major-label debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," continues to set a sizzling pace, selling 822,000 copies last week to hold on to its top spot on the nation's sales chart. The album, which features production by Eminem and Dr. Dre, entered the chart at No. 1 last week after selling 872,000 in its first four days in the stores. The album was scheduled to be released Feb. 11, but Interscope Records moved the date to Feb. 6 in hopes of combating online piracy and bootlegging.