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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending December 18, 2011

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new Rise of the Planet of the Apes 901,534   901,534 $16,948,839 $16,948,839 1
2 new Kung Fu Panda 2 866,825   866,825 $15,230,115 $15,230,115 1
3 (1) The Help 837,705 -47% 2,425,406 $14,651,460 $41,626,500 2
4 (2) The Hangover Part II 663,168 -43% 1,832,668 $9,914,362 $27,445,167 2
5 (6) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II 426,786 +31% 5,335,435 $4,263,592 $76,355,541 6
6 (3) The Smurfs 313,914 -46% 1,377,895 $5,603,365 $23,680,402 3
7 (4) Cowboys and Aliens 268,927 -49% 792,074 $4,569,070 $13,457,337 2
8 (7) Cars 2 247,291 +18% 4,209,068 $5,331,594 $69,968,674 7
9 (5) Mr. Popper's Penguins 220,245 -57% 734,501 $3,931,373 $12,668,583 2
10 (9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I 188,781 +25% 6,874,273 $955,232 $85,036,776 36
11 (12) Bridesmaids 175,438 +30% 3,588,172 $1,745,608 $48,739,981 13
12 (8) Friends with Benefits 167,934 -13% 567,836 $3,261,278 $10,111,418 3
13 (10) The Lion King 156,777 +7% 980,543 $2,740,634 $18,110,609 877
14 (17) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 136,041 +38% 883,779 $2,058,300 $16,153,145 9
15 (15) Elf 133,697 +31% 3,994,728 $1,001,391 $40,188,501 370
16 (-) A Christmas Story 132,706 +3,739% 2,073,782 $1,403,379 $25,685,021 586
17 (14) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 128,739 +18% 3,443,442 $1,160,312 $43,530,824 735
18 (25) Transformers: Dark of the Moon 109,536 +100% 2,552,407 $1,094,265 $43,762,225 12
19 (22) The Change-up 107,915 +66% 614,608 $1,370,520 $10,553,917 6
20 (20) Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7 106,651 +35% 593,179 $5,224,832 $29,249,040 6
21 (19) Super 8 96,374 +18% 735,537 $1,486,087 $11,905,792 4
22 (26) Crazy, Stupid, Love 90,048 +65% 978,386 $860,859 $13,664,774 7
23 (16) 30 Minutes or Less 87,269 -15% 324,444 $1,625,821 $5,787,274 3
24 new Fright Night 87,088   87,088 $1,650,318 $1,650,318 1
25 (24) Captain America: The First Avenger 78,163 +41% 1,331,800 $1,327,989 $23,548,477 8
26 (27) Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special 65,967 +24% 203,982 $526,417 $1,627,776 4
27 (21) Our Idiot Brother 62,313 -16% 237,029 $987,661 $3,628,081 3
28 (28) Barbie: A Perfect Christmas 61,616 +26% 605,708 $800,392 $8,642,038 6
29 (23) Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season 52,755 -12% 243,310 $2,267,937 $9,385,201 3
30 (-) DreamWorks Dragons Double Pack: Gift of the Night Fury / Book of Dragons 48,224 +64% 286,530 $485,133 $3,972,292 5

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.