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DVD Sales: January 20th, 2013: Taken With the Top

March 5th, 2013

A couple new releases topped the DVD sales chart of the week of January 20th, but they were nowhere near each other in terms of sales. Taken 2 led the way with 1.17 million units / $19.82 million. This is substantially lower than the original's opening week; however, it instantly became the best selling DVD of 2013. Plus, it sold substantially more on Blu-ray than its predecessor did. The Possession was well back in second place with 184,000 units / $2.76 million during its first week of release. This was not a good start on the home market. Pitch Perfect remained in third place with 126,000 units / $2.51 million for the week giving it totals of 2.10 million / $39.54 million after five. Frankenweenie fell to forth place with 120,000 units / $2.72 million for the week and 424,000 units / $8.79 million after two. Dredd fell from first to fifth with 101,000 units / $1.91 million over the week for totals of 421,000 units / $6.71 million, also after two. Both films deserved better given their reviews.

The only other new release to chart was Undefeated, which placed fourth with 74,000 units / $735,000. This is excellent for a documentary.


Filed under: Video Sales, Frankenweenie, Taken 2, The Possession, Dredd, Undefeated, Pitch Perfect