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United States DVD Sales Chart for Week Ending December 16, 2012

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  TitleUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks
1 new Ted 1,667,019   1,667,019 $27,905,898 $27,905,898 1
2 (1) The Dark Knight Rises 825,841 -59% 2,853,055 $11,941,661 $38,295,443 2
3 new Ice Age: Continental Drift 653,972   653,972 $10,901,713 $10,901,713 1
4 new The Bourne Legacy 562,452   562,452 $9,983,523 $9,983,523 1
5 (2) Brave 352,074 -31% 5,195,886 $6,164,886 $89,476,628 5
6 (7) Elf 210,878 +6% 4,065,862 $1,817,157 $31,230,992 422
7 (3) Men in Black 3 182,205 -60% 1,005,199 $3,507,446 $17,784,447 3
8 (16) Magic Mike 182,038 +41% 1,810,249 $1,636,522 $24,871,633 8
9 (4) The Odd Life of Timothy Green 164,868 -55% 530,983 $2,895,082 $9,225,210 2
10 (12) A Christmas Story 164,535 +14% 3,385,082 $1,365,229 $39,014,522 638
11 (15) The Polar Express 156,366 +18% 7,884,002 $1,476,971 $85,258,265 364
12 (9) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 152,532 +3% 6,571,236 $1,308,603 $72,760,512 787
13 (13) The Avengers 147,698 +5% 4,414,579 $2,906,697 $82,093,221 12
14 (5) The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises) 143,197 -57% 472,619 $3,717,394 $12,269,189 2
15 (19) The Hunger Games 138,363 +12% 7,094,528 $1,456,962 $119,039,840 18
16 (11) The Expendables 2 134,695 -8% 881,195 $1,990,792 $13,655,510 4
17 (17) Secret of the Wings 122,359 -5% 2,129,167 $2,162,084 $40,164,883 8
18 (14) The Amazing Spider-Man 105,022 -22% 1,545,497 $1,842,086 $27,713,017 6
19 (20) Madagascar 3: Europes's Most Wanted 101,521 -16% 2,777,518 $1,086,275 $46,047,902 9
20 (22) Lawless 101,120 -9% 428,441 $1,081,984 $6,884,497 3
21 (21) Cinderella 96,687 -17% 1,315,340 $4,382,822 $54,834,796 376
22 (8) The Lorax 88,685 -54% 5,009,049 $1,204,342 $80,374,312 19
23 (23) Mary Poppins 84,318 -12% 5,730,148 $1,630,575 $118,100,646 769
24 (28) The Lucky One 81,612 +14% 1,445,542 $605,561 $17,964,445 16
25 (6) Hope Springs 77,777 -72% 359,357 $1,511,207 $6,376,910 2
26 (24) Horton Hears a Who! 73,184 -22% 5,298,780 $291,404 $79,199,179 210
27 (26) Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 72,210 -13% 3,519,137 $432,538 $46,196,740 27
28 (-) Home Alone 70,306 +115% 4,030,544 $529,622 $46,353,824 689
29 (10) ParaNorman 69,141 -53% 529,670 $1,380,054 $9,778,870 3
30 (30) Despicable Me 68,846 +3% 10,060,053 $687,772 $145,777,014 105

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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