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Top DVD/Blu-ray Sales and Rentals for the Week Ending March 20, 2011

The Oscar-winning The Fighter lands in the top spot for sales in its debut week, which comes as no real surprise. Though, now that that unsurprising news has been revealed, it must be followed by some sad news. Landing at number two in its debut week is Barbie: A Fairy Secret. Yea, I know. That’s probably even worse than when Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 was breaking top 5 for a while there. Disgusting really. Following that, we still have Megamind doing rather well, landing at number 3 in it’s fourth week of release. Megamind is also the only non-debut movie to make the top five, as Hereafter and The Switch round out the top five.

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artrexler3957d ago

I really did like "The Fighter" but was confused that Mark Wahlberg was considered the Lead Actor. Christian Bale completely steals the screen. I personally don't like Christian Bale too much but I have to say he is a great actor. He's come a long way from "Newsies." It's only fitting that The Fighter was the number 1 sales for the week considering the Oscars were not too long ago. Those that missed it in the theatres are now interested.

JL3957d ago

Well I will agree that Christian Bale stole the show. But there's no denying that Mark Wahlberg was indeed the lead character.

And I love Bale. I've loved him in everything he's been in. The guy is a very good actor. And VERY dedicated to his craft, which only earns him more points in my book.

darklordzor3955d ago

Bale is my hero these days...and on a side note, I still can't really stand Wahlberg. I don't know why there are so many people that love him and what he does.

JL3955d ago

Yea I don't get Wahlberg love either. I don't hate the guy, but I don't care for him by any means either. And as far as I'm concerned, he can't act for crap.

Like the praise that he receives for his work in The Fighter, I don't get it. Or I've known people to say "Wahlberg stole the show" when it comes to The Departed. I don't see that at all either. He's basically the same barely-has-any-emotion (or only one emotion) guy. His acting range is limited to: "Do I yell for this scene or do I talk softly (and with a bit of a whine)?"

darklordzor3957d ago

Chances are that one of these from that week will still be in the top sales for this week...seeing as how the releases weren't anything that special last Tuesday.

JL3957d ago

Oh there's no doubt about that. Especially since it's a regular occurrence that the more popular movies remain in the top 10 for at least a couple weeks (look at Megamind still in the top 5 for a month straight now).

I'm positive The Fighter will stay in the top 10, maybe even top 5 for this week.

Also, yes Tuesday didn't hold anything us. But there were several there that are definitely marketable to the general movie public. Guarantee The Tourist, Yogi Bear and Skyline all break the top 10. A couple of those will possibly (probably) be in the top 5 as well. Despite horrible reviews (that stuff doesn't really matter to the general public usually), I'd almost say look for The Tourist or Skyline to take top spot.

darklordzor3956d ago

True Yogi Bear could be a big hit for the families, but I just feel sorry for whoever buys The Tourist or Skyline...I'd sell those back in a heartbeat!

JL3956d ago

lol Well I wouldn't buy either (or Yogi), but I do imagine they all have a definite market/demographic out there that will.