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DVD Sales: Hannah Montana Rules The DVD Chart

September 9, 2009

The-Numbers has posted its weekly DVD Sales Chart, and Hannah Montana The Movie utterly dominated the competition.  Surprising?  Not really.  Keep reading for my DVD Sales Notes and the full chart:

DVD Sales Notes:

Hannah Montana The Movie got off to a great start, with a whopping 1.2 million units sold and $20.6 million in sales in its first week.  I’m not sure that Disney will ever strike gold again like they have with Miley Cyrus.  Hannah Montana is utterly pervasive.  Don’t believe me?  Take a walk through a Wal-Mart.

The Last House On The Left, a forgettable horror remake (I had to look it up just to remember what it was, and it came out in March!) debuted on the home market with a fairly good $6.8 million first week.  Generic horror films like this take almost no money to produce, and considering Last House only made $32.7 million in theaters, I’m sure Universal is pleased with this result.

-A few big TV-on-DVD stories this week.  Dexter – The Complete Third Season had a great start, selling almost 300,000 units, and earning a fantastic $6.1 million in its first week.  The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season, which found $5.3 million, Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Series, which earned $3.8 million, and Sons Of Anarchy – Season One, which grossed $2.9 million, all had more modest beginnings.  Still, all these shows pale in comparison to a show with perhaps the palest cast of them all: True Blood: The Complete First Season.  This DVD has sold an absolutely amazing 1.3 million copies and earned $47.1 million.  As a very recent convert to True Blood (I watched the entire first season in two days… very dirty but very addictive), I’m going to be honest: this makes me so happy!  Here’s the full chart:

DVD Sales Chart for the Week Ending August 23, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week % Change Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 Hannah Montana The Movie 1,232,725 -.-% 1,232,725 $20,586,508 $20,586,508 1
2 The Last House on the Left 341,711 -.-% 341,711 $6,830,803 $6,830,803 1
3 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 297,580 -.-% 297,580 $6,076,584 $6,076,584 1
4 I Love You, Man 211,289 -68.7% 886,801 $3,695,445 $14,692,780 2
5 17 Again 178,992 -73.6% 858,035 $3,403,300 $15,428,608 2
6 The Simpsons: The Complete Twelfth Season 166,788 -.-% 166,788 $5,335,548 $5,335,548 1
7 Gossip Girl: The Complete Second Series 104,289 -.-% 104,289 $3,783,605 $3,783,605 1
8 Fast And Furious 103,179 -50.3% 2,497,253 $1,880,736 $41,656,523 4
9 Race to Witch Mountain 101,577 -63.1% 1,139,547 $1,870,327 $20,103,950 3
10 Pete’s Dragon 97,509 -.-% $1,900,450 449
11 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 90,235 -.-% 90,235 $2,886,618 $2,886,618 1
12 Obsessed 70,758 -65.6% 817,162 $1,237,557 $13,637,644 3
13 Coraline 67,060 -36.4% 1,668,869 $1,278,546 $30,838,208 5
14 Watchmen 61,883 -47.7% 1,990,619 $1,419,348 $41,531,579 5
15 The Soloist 57,938 -25.7% 344,765 $885,293 $5,919,989 3
16 Leap Frog: Let’s Go to School 45,611 -.-% 45,611 $569,681 $569,681 1
17 Corpse Bride, The 42,529 -11.7% $366,017 186
18 True Blood: The Complete First Season 38,338 -13.1% 1,352,942 $1,352,565 $47,098,225 14
19 Taken 38,091 10.2% 3,880,386 $605,083 $61,850,323 15
20 Gran Torino 36,735 -34.3% 3,573,261 $559,096 $54,489,786 11
21 Knowing 34,393 -15.2% 1,376,190 $513,144 $20,664,910 7
22 Twilight 34,146 -33.0% 9,088,812 $526,531 $163,231,342 22
23 Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music 30,941 -10.8% $1,130,337 648
24 The Haunting in Connecticut 29,709 -36.2% 798,716 $479,607 $15,910,141 6
25 Miss March 22,206 -.-% 135,725 $332,868 $2,336,658 4
26 The Unborn 21,692 -.-% 506,588 $422,777 $9,147,053 7
27 Princess Protection Program 18,737 -56.8% 549,322 $365,184 $9,344,020 8
28 Family Guy – Volume 7 18,513 -60.0% 539,821 $378,035 $13,477,182 10
29 Fast And Furious 4-Movie Collection 18,385 -.-% 146,675 $762,794 $6,100,091 4
30 Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5 17,365 -50.2% 283,775 $546,824 $8,998,563 4

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