PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top weekly cross-platform entertainment rankings for Jan. 27, 2016.
Fox's "The Revenant" proves it's a force to be reckoned with as the multiple Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner took the world by storm with $49.8 million this weekend, setting its sights on the quarter-billion dollar threshold in the worldwide arena in the coming week. Meanwhile, in another galaxy, Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has the $2 billion club within reach with $1,940 million banked through this weekend.
There were two very solid week-one debuts on our DVD & Blu-Ray Disc Sales chart with Fox's "The Martian" entering the chart at number one and Sony's hit animated movie "Hotel Transylvania 2" debuting in second place.
Lionsgate's gritty crime drama "Sicario" ascend to the top slot on our DVD & Blu-Ray Disc Rentals chart followed by Universal's "Minions" and, in third, by the debut of "Hotel Transylvania 2" that is clearly enjoying a strong response by families on the various small screen platforms.
On our Digital Movie Purchases and Rentals chart, Lionsgate's "Sicario" climbed back into the number one spot, now in its third week of release. Fox's Golden Globe® winning movie, "The Martian," continued to dominate the charts in its third week of release sitting solidly in the number two spot and landed atop our Movies on Demand chart as well.
On our Combined Engagement for Broadcast and Cable chart, Spike TV's "Lip Sync Battle" uploaded a video with clips of Jenna Dewan-Tatum's performance of Ginuwine's "Pony" to YouTube and the video garnered 14.5M+ views.
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