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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending December 7, 2008

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The 2,502,839   2,502,839 $39,552,365 $39,552,365 1
2 new Wanted 1,924,161   1,924,161 $32,626,651 $32,626,651 1
3 new Step Brothers 1,316,053   1,316,053 $23,043,167 $23,043,167 1
4 (1) Hancock 783,980 -69% 3,324,125 $13,822,038 $57,299,922 2
5 (2) WALL-E 604,562 -69% 5,794,404 $9,262,494 $91,938,008 3
6 (3) Kung Fu Panda 498,623 -65% 6,025,943 $7,001,066 $92,667,123 5
7 new X-Files: I Want to Believe, The 290,439   290,439 $6,103,169 $6,103,169 1
8 (8) Iron Man 285,035 -40% 7,495,557 $4,256,114 $136,399,774 10
9 (5) Tropic Thunder 258,535 -63% 1,830,679 $4,160,345 $31,695,929 3
10 (4) Fred Claus 256,335 -71% 1,128,725 $4,355,132 $19,552,165 2
11 (12) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 205,827 -35% 4,674,335 $3,125,833 $92,692,505 8
12 (14) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army 178,224 -37% 1,822,600 $3,428,174 $33,449,280 4
13 (-) The Original Television Christmas Classics 177,894 +37% 2,675,358 $4,282,994 $71,161,980 221
14 (28) Star Wars: The Clone Wars 172,937 -11% 926,082 $2,657,091 $16,415,897 4
15 (11) Tinker Bell 163,807 -50% 2,847,908 $2,537,370 $44,439,777 6
16 (-) A Christmas Story 160,622 +661% 994,670 $1,646,054 $14,407,529 428
17 (29) Space Chimps 152,752 -10% 322,095 $3,053,512 $6,438,679 2
18 new Longshots, The 143,019   143,019 $2,858,950 $2,858,950 1
19 (18) Get Smart 140,269 -40% 1,511,178 $2,249,073 $25,758,184 5
20 (-) The Nightmare Before Christmas 129,268 +376% 1,172,569 $2,809,743 $26,796,139 575
21 (-) Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special 128,442 +16% 385,037 $1,154,694 $3,524,205 3
22 (20) Shrek the Halls 121,008 -45% 1,066,824 $1,312,937 $12,653,271 5
23 (6) Incredible Hulk, The 118,266 -78% 3,001,415 $1,771,589 $51,221,575 7
24 (23) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 115,516 -46% 552,968 $1,628,649 $8,678,778 3
25 (7) Sex and the City - The Movie 115,384 -79% 3,090,478 $1,955,286 $63,808,017 11
26 (-) The Polar Express 113,590 +203% 3,955,209 $1,259,918 $50,792,046 154
27 (-) Elf 102,039 +445% 1,637,116 $1,040,798 $20,419,452 212
28 (25) Transformers 80,036 -61% 14,662,599 $1,415,485 $273,799,258 60
29 (30) This Christmas 64,702 -59% 687,932 $1,131,638 $12,959,431 4
30 (10) I am Legend 62,907 -84% 6,964,990 $518,844 $125,173,133 38

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

We refine our estimates from week to week as more data becomes available. In particular, we adjust weekly sales figures for the quarter once the total market estimates are published by the Digital Entertainment Group. Figures will therefore fluctuate each week, and totals for individual titles can go up or down as we update our estimates.

Because sales figures are estimated based on sampling, they will be more accurate for higher-selling titles.