‘The Croods’ and ‘Little Mermaid’ top DVD and Blu-ray sales chart


A new Stone Age children’s comedy and a Disney classic have debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart.

“The Croods,” the DreamWorks computer-animated movie about a prehistoric family, was the top-selling title in its first week in release after bringing in big numbers at the box office earlier this year. The movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox, drew more than $187 million in ticket sales domestically and $585 million worldwide.

In second place was the new Diamond Edition of Disney’s 1989 hit “The Little Mermaid.” The edition includes the film’s first Blu-ray disc, a DVD version and a digital download. It has a list price of $45 and is retailing at Wal-Mart and for $27.


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Next on the list is “Iron Man 3,” now in its third week in release, followed by “This is the End,” the dark comedy starring James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill.

“Iron Man 3,” the blockbuster superhero sequel with Robert Downey Jr., was the week’s top rental.

Here are the top titles for the week that ended Oct. 5 for sales and Oct. 6 for rentals, according to Rentrak:

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. “The Croods” (Fox). Week 1.

2. “The Little Mermaid – Diamond Edition” (Disney). Week 1.

3. “Iron Man 3” (Disney). Week 2.

4. “This Is the End” (Sony). Week 1.

5. “World War Z” (Paramount). Week 3.

6. “The Wizard of Oz – 75th Anniversary Edition” (Warner Bros.). Week 1.

7. “Star Trek Into Darkness” (Paramount). Week 4.

8. “The Frozen Ground” (Lionsgate). Week 1.

9. “Now You See Me” (Summit Ent.). Week 5.

10. “The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season” (Warner Bros.). Week 4.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals


1. “Iron Man 3” (Disney). Week 2.

2. “World War Z” (Paramount). Week 3.

3. “This Is the End” (Sony). Week 1.

4. “The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros.). Week 6.

5. “Now You See Me” (Summit Ent.). Week 5.

6. “Star Trek Into Darkness” (Paramount). Week 4.

7. “Redemption” (Lionsgate). Week 2.

8. “Oblivion” (Universal). Week 9.

9. “The Frozen Ground” (Lionsgate). Week 1.

10. “Epic” (Fox). Week 7.


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