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Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-ray Sales And Rentals For Week Ending September 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2012 /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 September 30, 2012.

RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES*

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

WEEKS IN RELEASE

1

The Avengers (2012)

Disney (NYSE: DIS)

1

2

Snow White and the Huntsman

Universal (NYSE: GE)

3

3

The Hunger Games

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)

7

4

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta!

Disney (NYSE: DIS)

2

5

The Cabin in the Woods

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)

2

6

Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Bond 007

MGM (NYSE: MGM)

1

7

Resident Evil: Damnation

Sony (NYSE: SNE)

1

8

American Horror Story: The Complete First Season

FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)

1

9

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)

2

10

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)

1

*Week ended September 29, 2012

 

RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY RENTALS

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

WEEKS IN RELEASE

1

The Avengers (2012)

Disney (NYSE: DIS)

1

2

Snow White And The Huntsman

Universal (NYSE: GE)

3

3

The Cabin In The Woods

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)

2

4

Battleship (2012)

Universal (NYSE: GE)

5

5

What To Expect When You're Expecting

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)

3

6

Safe (2012)

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)

4

7

Five-Year Engagement

Universal (NYSE: GE)

4

8

The Hunger Games

Lionsgate  (NYSE: LGF)

7

9

The Lucky One (2012)

Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)

5

10

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)

2

©Rentrak Corporation and its Home Entertainment data collection and analytical service are covered by provisions of the Copyright Act. The material presented herein is intended to be available for public use. You may reproduce the content of the home entertainment updates in any format or medium without first obtaining permission, subject to the following requirements: (1) the material must be reproduced accurately; and (2) any publication or issuance of any part of the material to others must acknowledge Rentrak Corporation as the source of the material.

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 24 million by-mail/online disc rental subscribers within 72 hours 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 a global digital media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable companies in the entertainment industry. With a reach across numerous platforms including box office, multi-screen television, and home video, Rentrak has developed more efficient metrics to be used as database currencies for the evaluation and selling of media. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional U.S. and international offices. 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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