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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending January 1, 2012

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 (1) The Hangover Part II 285,775 -61% 2,849,687 $2,843,461 $37,593,755 4
2 (2) The Help 224,619 -68% 3,351,946 $3,816,277 $57,417,550 4
3 (6) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II 201,928 -57% 6,001,703 $2,003,126 $82,997,423 8
4 (5) Rise of the Planet of the Apes 192,869 -64% 1,633,257 $3,220,912 $29,556,588 3
5 (3) Dolphin Tale 184,125 -73% 875,809 $2,760,034 $13,128,377 2
6 new Final Destination 5 172,751   172,751 $2,589,537 $2,589,537 1
7 (-) Smallville: The Complete Tenth Season 153,890 +137% 462,252 $4,944,486 $17,102,853 5
8 (4) Kung Fu Panda 2 124,769 -81% 1,639,476 $2,228,374 $26,522,359 3
9 (-) True Blood: The Complete Third Season 120,197 +9,793% 1,100,363 $2,419,566 $32,548,720 31
10 (-) Dexter: Season Five 115,653 +4,269% 579,310 $2,716,689 $16,146,389 20
11 new Apollo 18 108,309   108,309 $1,623,552 $1,623,552 1
12 (24) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 103,891 -12% 1,105,620 $1,401,490 $19,145,780 11
13 (16) Friends with Benefits 91,619 -50% 844,531 $1,248,767 $14,941,405 5
14 (10) Midnight in Paris 89,162 -68% 367,985 $1,604,024 $6,341,227 2
15 (18) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I 88,533 -51% 7,143,423 $378,921 $86,251,954 38
16 (8) The Smurfs 83,846 -71% 1,749,924 $1,448,859 $30,025,490 5
17 (13) Cowboys and Aliens 81,760 -60% 1,076,535 $1,389,102 $18,464,653 4
18 (19) Crazy, Stupid, Love 81,228 -53% 1,232,654 $770,854 $16,077,777 9
19 (15) Colombiana 80,188 -57% 266,290 $1,442,582 $4,232,251 2
20 (21) Warrior 75,762 -49% 223,108 $1,135,672 $3,049,697 2
21 (7) Straw Dogs 75,473 -81% 466,469 $1,400,779 $7,429,937 2
22 (17) Cars 2 70,644 -61% 4,462,377 $948,042 $73,811,957 9
23 (9) Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1-7 63,272 -78% 941,761 $4,000,056 $47,226,432 8
24 (23) The Change-up 60,782 -54% 807,977 $911,122 $13,257,616 8
25 (-) The Dark Knight 59,998 +693% 16,794,712 $297,062 $257,445,625 160
26 (20) The Lion King 58,670 -64% 1,202,573 $883,781 $21,211,317 879
27 (14) Super 8 54,002 -71% 976,884 $907,234 $15,340,310 6
28 (12) Mr. Popper's Penguins 50,461 -77% 1,007,918 $916,876 $16,927,570 4
29 (27) 30 Minutes or Less 44,174 -51% 459,465 $803,967 $8,299,165 5
30 (29) The Debt 41,391 -52% 238,963 $703,233 $4,059,981 4

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.