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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending August 19, 2012

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new The Hunger Games 2,176,055   2,176,055 $36,971,174 $36,971,174 1
2 (1) The Lorax 615,606 -67% 2,485,049 $12,299,808 $44,061,644 2
3 new Dexter: The Sixth Season 286,586   286,586 $7,156,052 $7,156,052 1
4 new Glee: The Complete Third Season 124,688   124,688 $3,401,489 $3,401,489 1
5 new Community: The Complete Third Season 76,597   76,597 $1,528,876 $1,528,876 1
6 new The Raid: Redemption 52,661   52,661 $894,710 $894,710 1
7 (7) Batman Begins 51,355 -12% 4,468,710 $335,764 $54,415,070 357
8 (14) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 50,702 +26% 91,082 $353,393 $566,196 829
9 (12) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 46,785 +9% 2,642,354 $463,172 $38,090,327 10
10 (3) Hatfields and McCoys 44,174 -60% 549,640 $881,713 $10,970,814 3
11 (15) The Expendables 40,257 +4% 3,108,506 $338,561 $48,523,346 91
12 (-) Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 39,604 +4,548% 1,450,766 $264,159 $12,866,503 440
13 (9) 21 Jump Street 38,951 -15% 1,646,810 $641,133 $28,788,637 8
14 (8) The Three Stooges 37,012 -34% 855,906 $732,467 $17,011,394 5
15 (2) Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt 35,034 -69% 148,696 $625,707 $2,655,711 2
16 (4) Marley 33,511 -68% 138,013 $569,352 $1,926,833 2
17 (17) Wrath of the Titans 30,900 -3% 1,175,173 $300,657 $17,396,483 8
18 (13) American Reunion 29,377 -30% 880,188 $530,255 $15,476,014 6
19 (11) The Dark Knight 28,735 -34% 17,316,224 $201,838 $260,641,452 193
20 (20) Project X 24,154 +4% 896,636 $246,371 $13,437,581 9
21 (10) LOL 21,978 -51% 181,463 $309,890 $2,536,300 3
22 (18) Mirror Mirror 20,739 -30% 1,181,904 $399,018 $20,477,250 8
23 (23) Men in Black 20,309 +19% 430,788 $295,518 $7,238,580 774
24 (28) Journey 2 Mysterious Island 18,714 +43% 1,283,105 $219,059 $19,368,124 11
25 (6) Grimm: Season One 18,279 -69% 77,914 $757,116 $2,545,570 2
26 (29) Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol 14,797 +16% 1,525,357 $176,528 $22,031,406 18
27 (19) Lockout 14,640 -37% 277,337 $284,602 $5,051,192 5
28 new Jaws 14,580   14,580 $203,974 $203,974 1
29 (22) Safe House 14,041 -18% 1,301,882 $206,262 $22,305,938 11
30 (25) Casa de Mi Padre 11,057 -25% 208,880 $151,039 $2,801,832 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.