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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending December 21, 2008

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new Mamma Mia! 3,332,519   3,332,519 $68,381,624 $68,381,624 1
2 (1) The Dark Knight 2,554,255 -63% 9,398,305 $43,641,235 $165,210,042 2
3 new Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The 1,402,750   1,402,750 $22,992,335 $22,992,335 1
4 (2) Horton Hears a Who! 1,065,946 -39% 2,814,766 $18,200,282 $48,071,352 2
5 (6) WALL-E 621,259 +26% 6,908,051 $9,622,059 $109,286,718 5
6 (7) Kung Fu Panda 575,193 +21% 7,078,426 $8,622,143 $108,921,134 7
7 (3) Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The 548,055 -40% 3,967,406 $8,745,040 $63,167,170 3
8 (9) Hancock 517,286 +39% 4,213,929 $8,731,995 $72,617,587 4
9 (5) Step Brothers 416,393 -23% 2,274,207 $7,396,889 $39,961,126 3
10 (4) Wanted 371,043 -46% 2,980,329 $6,187,068 $50,328,272 3
11 (10) Iron Man 331,156 +31% 8,080,123 $5,552,526 $146,102,243 12
12 (12) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 243,995 +22% 5,118,407 $4,120,539 $100,216,753 10
13 (11) Tropic Thunder 237,743 +19% 2,268,701 $3,769,154 $38,636,000 5
14 (14) Tinker Bell 234,276 +40% 3,249,200 $3,628,935 $50,655,790 8
15 new Traitor 194,111   194,111 $3,020,367 $3,020,367 1
16 (8) Lost: The Complete Fourth Season 193,424 -59% 667,465 $7,154,754 $24,689,530 2
17 (25) Hellboy 2: The Golden Army 178,650 +49% 2,120,841 $3,465,613 $39,281,324 6
18 (24) A Christmas Story 166,626 +38% 1,282,328 $1,722,979 $17,368,024 430
19 (16) Sex and the City - The Movie 166,557 +12% 3,405,731 $3,114,100 $69,667,714 13
20 (-) Little Mermaid - Ariel's Beginning, The 161,473 +1,056% 2,215,045 $2,581,953 $37,793,289 17
21 (18) Fred Claus 158,037 +7% 1,434,449 $2,368,975 $24,134,968 4
22 new House Bunny, The 152,540   152,540 $2,591,655 $2,591,655 1
23 (22) Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special 149,448 +18% 661,280 $1,343,538 $6,007,629 5
24 (23) Incredible Hulk, The 147,730 +21% 3,270,897 $2,461,610 $55,688,015 9
25 (26) Get Smart 138,851 +22% 1,763,856 $2,181,002 $29,715,696 7
26 (-) Planet Earth - The Complete BBC Series 129,178 +4,395% 3,216,020 $7,749,388 $179,209,300 87
27 (20) Batman Begins 124,712 -9% 3,773,606 $996,449 $43,039,653 166
28 (13) X-Files: I Want to Believe, The 116,463 -34% 583,520 $2,378,850 $12,113,532 3
29 (15) Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 109,555 -30% 818,029 $1,670,692 $12,727,934 5
30 (17) Star Wars: The Clone Wars 108,831 -27% 1,183,573 $1,764,782 $20,570,953 6

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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