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DVD Sales: New Releases are Spreading

January 17th, 2012

There were five new releases to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. This includes a new number one selling DVD, Contagion. The film sold 411,000 units during its first week of release generating $6.16 million. The Hangover II slipped to second place with 217,000 units / $2.15 million for the week giving it totals of 3.13 million units / $40.50 million after five. Thanks to a very strong hold, Dolphin Tale climbed to third place with 168,000 units / $2.51 million for the week. After three weeks of release, the film has sold 1.07 million units while generating $16.11 million in sales. The Help was right behind with 160,000 units / $2.71 million for the week and 3.58 million units / $61.28 million after five. Rounding out the top five was Rise of the Planet of the Apes at 148,000 units / $2.22 million for the week. After a month of release, it has sold 1.83 million units while earning $32.60 million in revenue.

Justified: Season Two just missed the top five with 135,000 units, while it was in third place in terms of dollars at $2.70 million. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark was one spot back in seventh place with 119,000 units / $2.01 million. Further down the list we find Shark Night in 13th place with 78,000 units / $1.17 million. I Don't Know How She Does It opened in 14th place with 75,000 units / $1.35 million.


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Filed under: Video Sales, The Hangover Part II, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Dolphin Tale, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Contagion, The Help, I Don't Know How She Does It, Shark Night 3D