‘Despicable Me 2' tops home video sales chart for 2nd week

Minions from the film "Despicable Me 2."
(Universal Pictures)

“Despicable Me 2,” Universal Pictures’ animated family mega-hit, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title for the second week in a row, holding off new arrivals including “The Lone Ranger,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” and “Elysium.”

The “Despicable Me” sequel, featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, was the third-highest-grossing movie of 2013 with nearly $368 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, only bested by Disney’s “Iron Man 3" and Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Universals’ “Fast & Furious 6,” the action film that stars Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, was the first runner-up for the second week in a row, followed by Disney’s “Lone Ranger.”

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“Lone Ranger,” a Western reboot featuring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, came in third place on the DVD sales chart in its first week in release. The critically panned action-adventure was one of the summer’s most high-profile flops. It cost more than $200 million to make, grossed about $261 million worldwide and resulted in a write-down for Disney.

Debuting at No. 4 was the young-adult fantasy book adaptation “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” followed by the social commentary-driven sci-fi thriller “Elysium,” which stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

Also taking its first bow was the boy band documentary “One Direction: This Is Us,” launching at No. 6, behind the 3-week-old “Wolverine.”

“Elysium” was the top rental.

Here are Rentrak’s rankings for the week that ended Dec. 21 for sales and Dec. 22 for rentals.

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Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. “Despicable Me 2" (Universal). Week 2.


2. “Fast & Furious 6" (Universal). Week 2.

3. “The Lone Ranger” (Disney). Week 1.

4. “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (FOX). Week 1.

5. “Elysium” (Sony). Week 1.


6. “The Wolverine” (Fox) Week 3.

7. “One Direction: This Is Us” (Sony). Week 1.

8. “Man of Steel” (Warner Bros.). Week 6.

9. “Monsters University” (Disney). Week 8.


10. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Warner Bros.). Week 40.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. “Elysium” (Sony). Week 1.

2. “We’re the Millers” (Warner Bros.). Week 5.


3. “Man of Steel” (Warner Bros.). Week 6.

4. “2 Guns” (Universal). Week 5.

5. “Red 2" (Summit). Week 4.

6. “The Heat” (Fox). Week 10.


7. “The Internship” (Fox). Week 9.

8. “Turbo” (Fox). Week 6.

9. “R.I.P.D.” (Universal). Week 8.

10. “White House Down” (Sony). Week 7



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