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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending April 29, 2012

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new Contraband 464,384   464,384 $7,425,500 $7,425,500 1
2 (1) Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol 252,393 -59% 871,572 $3,808,610 $13,399,693 2
3 (3) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 109,409 -23% 2,074,232 $1,961,703 $34,547,709 5
4 (2) War Horse 92,366 -55% 1,133,584 $1,846,396 $20,687,764 4
5 (4) We Bought a Zoo 90,926 -24% 941,897 $1,635,759 $16,349,607 4
6 (12) Beauty and the Beast 79,688 +73% 2,387,752 $1,310,461 $41,100,172 499
7 (-) The Help 69,100 +1,148% 4,792,362 $1,259,002 $81,114,928 21
8 (14) Tangled 57,909 +28% 6,606,096 $752,238 $101,368,827 57
9 (5) The Iron Lady 53,543 -38% 372,711 $829,916 $5,614,245 3
10 (6) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 44,209 -45% 938,023 $881,085 $16,662,045 6
11 (10) The Muppets 41,052 -16% 1,494,571 $820,892 $25,281,117 6
12 (8) Frozen Planet 40,355 -33% 100,849 $1,129,536 $2,822,764 2
13 new Dark Tide 39,751   39,751 $705,183 $705,183 1
14 (25) Immortals 35,572 +36% 960,622 $642,430 $16,800,325 8
15 (21) The Adventures of Tintin 32,460 n/c 842,806 $577,463 $13,469,256 7
16 (13) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 32,335 -29% 444,080 $484,702 $6,656,759 5
17 (17) Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season 32,056 -8% 768,075 $1,082,531 $26,084,419 8
18 (27) Captain America: The First Avenger 29,953 +46% 1,696,365 $459,779 $29,530,320 27
19 (18) Puss in Boots 29,155 -15% 2,593,515 $523,332 $42,802,091 10
20 (15) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 28,978 -28% 4,977,890 $521,314 $90,821,881 12
21 (7) The Darkest Hour 28,838 -57% 234,528 $446,701 $3,529,994 3
22 (22) The Sitter 28,372 -7% 349,310 $542,756 $6,219,082 6
23 (28) Thor 27,956 +40% 1,279,614 $434,995 $21,844,273 33
24 (20) Happy Feet Two 25,092 -23% 1,191,070 $389,177 $18,057,753 7
25 (29) Downton Abbey: Season Two 23,719 +29% 789,430 $474,143 $15,658,989 12
26 (16) One Tree Hill: The Complete Ninth and Final Season 21,780 -39% 146,548 $541,451 $3,654,367 3
27 (19) Hugo 21,710 -37% 985,839 $281,144 $16,102,177 9
28 (9) Born to be Wild 19,969 -60% 69,813 $307,359 $1,066,981 2
29 (11) Hop 19,497 -58% 2,215,704 $375,512 $36,756,912 6
30 (23) The Descendants 19,274 -36% 892,742 $340,379 $13,707,417 7

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.