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Top-Selling DVDs in the United States 2012

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RankTitleUnits SoldTotal Consumer Spending
1 The Hunger Games 7,434,058 $123,751,527 Buy
2 Brave 5,892,322 $99,646,500 Buy
3 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 5,744,138 $103,345,929 Buy
4 The Lorax 5,078,621 $76,533,737 Buy
5 The Avengers 4,761,539 $88,640,643 Buy
6 The Dark Knight Rises 4,414,531 $54,548,655 Buy
7 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 3,683,706 $46,357,719 Buy
8 Ted 3,423,343 $59,643,566 Buy
9 Madagascar 3: Europes's Most Wanted 3,023,440 $49,393,562 Buy
10 Puss in Boots 2,820,638 $46,154,401 Buy
11 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2,530,839 $40,822,100 Buy
12 Secret of the Wings 2,371,290 $43,648,936 Buy
13 Hop 2,323,684 $38,206,422 Buy
14 Magic Mike 2,133,928 $27,893,940 Buy
15 21 Jump Street 2,000,226 $33,699,339 Buy
16 The Help 1,938,319 $31,505,823 Buy
17 The Amazing Spider-Man 1,828,251 $31,851,414 Buy
18 The Muppets 1,728,476 $29,623,774 Buy
19 Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol 1,683,261 $23,883,121 Buy
20 Snow White and the Huntsman 1,673,475 $28,089,174 Buy
21 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 1,556,448 $23,284,606 Buy
22 The Lucky One 1,532,462 $18,504,854 Buy
23 The Vow 1,519,683 $25,248,398 Buy
24 Act of Valor 1,518,713 $25,621,988 Buy
25 Real Steel 1,516,773 $25,863,810 Buy
26 Ice Age: Continental Drift 1,494,659 $24,664,742 Buy
27 Men in Black 3 1,468,196 $24,581,395 Buy
28 We Bought a Zoo 1,466,782 $23,391,263 Buy
29 Safe House 1,445,488 $24,233,885 Buy
30 War Horse 1,436,255 $26,416,653 Buy
31 Pitch Perfect 1,432,851 $26,784,824 Buy
32 Journey 2 Mysterious Island 1,394,073 $20,928,347 Buy
33 Mirror Mirror 1,359,469 $23,378,895 Buy
34 Happy Feet Two 1,320,352 $19,787,976 Buy
35 Wrath of the Titans 1,308,284 $19,093,294 Buy
36 The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fifth Season 1,240,766 $31,893,675 Buy
37 Moneyball 1,222,075 $20,473,531 Buy
38 Bridesmaids 1,200,494 $14,592,635 Buy
39 John Carter 1,197,305 $20,827,986 Buy
40 Project X 1,176,640 $16,497,043 Buy
41 Barbie: The Princess and The Popstar 1,152,632 $15,611,102 Buy
42 Hugo 1,122,375 $18,063,686 Buy
43 Elf 1,110,663 $9,224,394 Buy
44 The Expendables 2 1,089,162 $16,754,915 Buy
45 Immortals 1,086,436 $18,800,738 Buy
46 Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2 1,070,787 $13,492,077 Buy
47 The Lion King 1,064,310 $20,044,574 Buy
48 The Three Stooges 1,063,447 $20,423,722 Buy
49 The Campaign 1,061,063 $14,438,320 Buy
50 Dark Shadows 1,057,453 $14,688,097 Buy
51 The Dark Knight 1,055,424 $5,894,914 Buy
52 Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season 1,053,451 $36,175,010 Buy
53 Dolphin Tale 1,052,196 $15,066,487 Buy
54 The Adventures of Tintin 1,042,367 $15,934,360 Buy
55 The Bourne Legacy 1,037,511 $19,465,700 Buy
56 American Reunion 1,024,348 $17,579,693 Buy
57 The Bodyguard 1,014,363 $5,721,543 Buy
58 Downton Abbey: Season Two 1,003,823 $20,401,294 Buy
59 The Hangover Part II 1,003,368 $9,847,083 Buy
60 The Descendants 1,001,460 $15,362,090 Buy
61 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II 997,350 $10,698,906 Buy
62 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 991,224 $9,218,637 Buy
63 Courageous 978,841 $16,263,510 Buy
64 Prometheus 975,477 $16,285,293 Buy
65 Treasure Buddies 972,327 $16,670,751 Buy
66 Batman Begins 960,258 $5,645,676 Buy
67 True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season 959,006 $30,280,605 Buy
68 Red Tails 939,037 $14,487,932 Buy
69 Underworld: Awakening 935,710 $15,697,699 Buy
70 Contraband 917,925 $15,480,068 Buy
71 Despicable Me 912,467 $8,614,831 Buy
72 Battleship 896,989 $15,557,901 Buy
73 Hatfields and McCoys 868,451 $16,821,234 Buy
74 A Christmas Story 859,689 $8,193,889 Buy
75 Footloose 846,049 $13,835,747 Buy
76 Contagion 843,867 $12,472,376 Buy
77 Think Like a Man 838,396 $14,293,149 Buy
78 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 822,987 $7,972,113 Buy
79 Tower Heist 818,762 $14,316,251 Buy
80 Joyful Noise 809,041 $11,573,988 Buy
81 Rise of the Planet of the Apes 787,479 $12,588,806 Buy
82 Captain America: The First Avenger 784,708 $12,872,558 Buy
83 The Grey 783,971 $12,854,744 Buy
84 The Polar Express 780,961 $6,769,040 Buy
85 Tangled 774,614 $11,891,343 Buy
86 Cinderella 758,184 $34,199,825 Buy
87 The Odd Life of Timothy Green 742,390 $12,681,142 Buy
88 Thor 732,522 $10,418,227 Buy
89 This Means War 728,213 $10,927,516 Buy
90 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 684,241 $11,431,260 Buy
91 Rock of Ages 675,540 $9,164,358 Buy
92 The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) 674,974 $17,522,325 Buy
93 Beauty and the Beast 665,378 $14,067,165 Buy
94 New Year’s Eve 660,527 $9,310,054 Buy
95 ParaNorman 657,460 $12,044,768 Buy
96 J. Edgar 643,699 $9,629,213 Buy
97 Jack and Jill 642,055 $11,794,746 Buy
98 Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 641,889 $10,711,875 Buy
99 Tyler Perry's Madeas Witness Protection 638,670 $9,730,426 Buy
100 The Twilight Saga: New Moon 633,311 $5,433,041 Buy

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.

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