Talking bear ‘Ted’ dominates DVD, Blu-ray sales chart

The talking bear character Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) relaxes with hookers in the movie "Ted."
(Universal Pictures)

The raunchy adult comedy “Ted” beat a pair of action films in pre-holiday sales of DVD and Blu-ray discs, with humor trumping the final installment of director Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” and newcomer “The Bourne Legacy” as well as the animated “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” But “Ted” barely cracked the top 10 when it came to DVD and Blu-ray rentals. The winner in that category was “Men In Black 3.”

Below are the 10 most sold and rented movie discs during the week ended Dec. 15 (sales) and 16 (rentals), according to Rentrak.


Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray Sales

  1. “Ted” (Universal). Week 1.
  2. “The Dark Knight Rises” (Warner Bros.). Week 2.
  3. “The Bourne Legacy” (Universal). Week 1.
  4. “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (Fox). Week 1.
  5. “Brave” (Disney). Week 5.
  6. “The Dark Knight Trilogy” (Warner Bros.). Week 12.
  7. “The Avengers” (Disney). Week 4.
  8. “Men In Black 3” (Sony). Week 3.
  9. “The Amazing Spider-Man” (Sony). Week 6.
  10. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” (Paramount). Week 7.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray Rentals


  1. “Men In Black 3” (Sony). Week 3.
  2. “The Watch” (Fox) Week 5.
  3. “Hope Springs” (Sony). Week 2.
  4. “Lawless” (Anchor Bay). Week 3.
  5. “Savages” (Universal). Week 5
  6. “The Expendables 2” (Lionsgate). Week 4.
  7. “The Campaign” (Warner Bros.) Week 7.
  8. “The Amazing Spider-Man” (Sony). Week 6.
  9. “Brave” (Disney). Week 5.
  10. “Ted” (Universal). Week 1.



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