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DVD Sales: Apes Conquer Pandas

December 27th, 2011

Only a trio of new releases were able to reach the top 30 on this week's DVD sales chart. However, this includes the top two spots. Rise of the Planet of the Apes earned first place with 716,000 units / $13.46 million. It's opening was a little weaker than we would like to see when compared to its theatrical run, but it should be better on Blu-ray. Likewise, Kung Fu Panda 2 opened a little on the soft side with 689,000 units / $12.10 million, but it too should have a better start on high definition. The Help was right behind with 666,000 units / $11.64 million for the week, giving it totals of 2.31 million units / $39.55 million after two. The Hangover II fell from second to fourth with 527,000 units / $7.88 million during its second week of release. Its totals are now 1.74 million units / $26.02 million, which is less than the original sold during its second week of release alone. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 returned to the top five with 339,000 units / $3.39 million over the week for totals of 5.79 million units / $83.59 million after six. Before the year is over, it will reach 6 million units sold, making it just the third DVD of the year to do so.

The only other new release to chart was Fright Night, which only managed 24th place with 69,000 units / $1.31 million. This is beyond disappointing.


Filed under: Video Sales, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fright Night, The Help