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Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales And Rentals For Week Ending March 10, 2013

2013-03-18 13:28 ET - News Release

LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RENTRAK CORPORATION (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending March 10, 2013.

RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES*

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

WEEKS IN RELEASE

1

Wreck-It Ralph

Disney (NYSE: DIS)

1

2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Summit Entertainment

2

3

Red Dawn (2012)

FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)

1

4

Skyfall

FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)

4

5

Argo

Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)

3

6

Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season

Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)

3

7

Hotel Transylvania

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

6

8

Barbie in The Pink Shoes

Universal (NYSE: GE)

2

9

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Summit Entertainment

2

10

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3

PBS

6

*Week ended March 9, 2013

 

RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY RENTALS

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

WEEKS IN RELEASE

1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Summit Entertainment

1

2

Taken 2**

FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)

7

3

Flight (2012)

Paramount (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B)

4

4

Here Comes The Boom

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

4

5

End of Watch**

Universal (NYSE: GE)

6

6

Playing For Keeps

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

1

7

Sinister (2012)

Summit Entertainment

2

8

Wreck-It Ralph

Disney (NYSE: DIS)

1

9

Hotel Transylvania

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

5

10

Seven Psychopaths

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

5

**Titles have delayed availability in certain rental outlets

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About Retail Essentials®
Retail Essentials measures weekly consumer sales activity on standard DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles in the U.S. brick-and-mortar channel. No other service provides faster access to in-depth market data and weekly estimations of gross consumer spending. Rentrak delivers sell-through data broken down by DVD title, format, category, genre, TV market and more, within 72 hours after the close of each business week. Clients can access current, weekly, and historical title sales data to competitively benchmark industry performance.

About Home Video Essentials®
Home Video Essentials is Rentrak's exclusive rental point-of-sale (POS) tracking system, which calculates title-level performance via rental transactions on over 65,000 DVD and video game properties in the brick-and-mortar, by-mail/online subscription and kiosk channels across North America. Rentrak is the world's largest processor of rental data, measuring in excess of one billion transactions each year from more than 5,000 storefronts, over 40,000 kiosks and over 9 million by-mail/online disc rental subscribers after the close of each business week. Clients are able to identify consumer trends, quantify performance, and benchmark findings against the broader business sector.

About Rentrak Corporation
Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary intelligence and technology, combined with advanced demographics, only Rentrak is the census currency for VOD and Movies.  Rentrak provides the stable and robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more information on Rentrak, please visit www.rentrak.com

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Contacts:


Rogers & Cowan for Rentrak Corporation


Sallie Olmsted

Amanda Bialek

(310) 854-8124

(310) 854-8151

solmsted@rogersandcowan.com

abialek@rogersandcowan.com

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