February 25, 2013 |
In its first week of release on DVD and Blue-ray, Fox's "Skyfall" - the latest James Bond installment - topped DVD and Blue-ray sales chart, knocking "Hotel Transylvania" out of the No. 1 spot. In addition to the 007 flick starring Daniel Craig , "Hotel Transylvania," "The Man With the Iron Fists," "Peter Pan" (re-release) and "Flight" rounded out the top slots on the DVD sales chart for the week ending Feb 17. Denzel Washington's action-thriller "Flight" remained atop the rentals chart for a second week, with "Here Comes the Boom," "Taken 2," "Hotel Transylvania" and "Alex Cross" completing the top five list.
June 28, 2012 |
“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and “Safe House” stayed on top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales and rental charts, respectively, in the U.S. and Canada last week. Among new movies, “Project X” emerged the best-seller and “Wanderlust” the best renter. Other new movies that launched last week were “Big Miracle” which debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart and “Seeking Justice” at No.5. The action thriller “Safe House,” starring Denzel Washington, stayed at No. 1 on the rental chart for the third week in a row. However, on the disc sales chart, it dropped three places from the prior week to No.6.
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.