January 8, 2013 |
With no major new releases in the final days of 2012, "Ted" stayed on top of the DVD sales chart for the third week in a row. Meanwhile, "The Dark Knight Rises," which had been on sale for three weeks but had not been available from Redbox kiosks or Netflix, debuted on the rental chart at No. 1. Both movies have proved very popular in the home entertainment market, outpacing such other recent releases as "Total Recall," "Ice Age: Continental Drift"...
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.
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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 11, 2012 |
Chris Brown can't seem to escape controversy , and there's evidence this week that all the hand-wringing about his recent work with Rihanna and his nightclubbing habits is starting to have an effect on his album sales. Although his latest, "Fortune," debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts, and it is indeed his second-straight release to bow atop the Billboard tally, its launch has been a soft one. "Fortune" leads the chart after selling 134,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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.