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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending May 20, 2012

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new The Grey 342,334   342,334 $5,812,831 $5,812,831 1
2 (1) The Vow 265,754 -65% 1,033,774 $4,735,736 $17,784,396 2
3 new One For the Money 255,861   255,861 $3,827,681 $3,827,681 1
4 new Chronicle 236,313   236,313 $3,535,242 $3,535,242 1
5 (2) Underworld: Awakening 153,571 -65% 595,873 $2,736,635 $10,251,346 2
6 new The Devil Inside 78,908   78,908 $1,180,464 $1,180,464 1
7 new Rampart 72,061   72,061 $717,728 $717,728 1
8 (3) Joyful Noise 66,858 -50% 590,303 $1,000,196 $8,830,933 3
9 (7) Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol 60,764 -23% 1,188,222 $876,825 $18,070,648 5
10 (15) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 56,451 +4% 2,255,881 $941,603 $37,392,319 8
11 (6) Thor 54,945 -32% 1,472,215 $861,538 $24,734,315 36
12 (12) We Bought a Zoo 50,442 -19% 1,106,645 $905,938 $18,880,984 7
13 (10) Contraband 49,741 -32% 722,244 $992,830 $12,576,548 4
14 (9) Captain America: The First Avenger 46,900 -40% 1,872,660 $711,473 $32,201,094 30
15 (8) New Year’s Eve 40,430 -48% 500,003 $614,940 $7,490,152 3
16 (22) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 39,129 +35% 5,100,961 $530,981 $92,756,014 15
17 new Hell on Wheels: The Complete First Season 38,992   38,992 $711,214 $711,214 1
18 (-) The Lion King 31,700 +169% 1,840,565 $599,263 $33,877,633 899
19 (19) Iron Man 2 30,297 -23% 5,668,207 $307,015 $122,493,757 86
20 (11) Haywire 29,988 -53% 285,710 $453,419 $4,279,020 3
21 (17) War Horse 22,678 -53% 1,261,655 $453,560 $23,235,877 7
22 (13) Chuck: The Complete Fifth Season 20,540 -64% 77,757 $544,926 $2,087,497 2
23 (16) Wrestlemania XXVIII 18,178 -64% 68,790 $363,015 $1,222,913 2
24 (23) The Iron Lady 16,984 -34% 454,628 $254,081 $6,839,980 6
25 (26) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 15,764 -19% 1,001,361 $314,649 $17,893,291 9
26 (28) The Muppets 15,429 -14% 1,566,679 $308,847 $26,711,860 9
27 (-) Gran Torino 15,063 +22,051% 4,041,852 $118,409 $60,017,323 154
28 (30) One Tree Hill: The Complete Ninth and Final Season 14,811 -13% 203,947 $367,757 $5,058,737 6
29 (-) The Adventures of Tintin 13,341 -10% 888,419 $198,514 $14,153,342 10
30 (-) Green Lantern 13,009 +184% 1,365,952 $129,570 $19,076,337 32

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.