Rentrak Announces Top Movies on Multiple Screens for 2009

-- 'Twilight' Franchise Films Take a Bite Out of All 2009 Category Listings --

Jan 22, 2010, 15:22 ET from Rentrak Corporation

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the Top Ten movies of 2009 in North America based on consumer spending from each key movie distribution platform including theatrical box office, home video sell-through, home video rental and transactional video-on–demand (VOD).  

Cross-platform insights include:

  • Five of the Top Ten theatrical box office movies of 2009 (North America) are also included in the Top Ten selling DVDs of 2009 chart
  • Five movies ranked among the Top Ten selling home video titles were also top performers on the Top Ten theatrical box office list
  • Eight of the Top Ten VOD movies were day-and-date releases
  • Eight of the Top Ten VOD movies were PG-13

All Rentrak Top Ten ranking charts are based on gross revenue generated during the 2009 calendar year.  

Rentrak Top Ten Theatrical Box Offices Movies of 2009 – North America

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

RELEASE DATE

MPAA RATING

1

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Paramount

6/24/2009

PG-13

2

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Warner Bros.

7/15/2009

PG

3

Up

Disney

5/29/2009

PG

4

Twilight Saga:  New Moon

Summit Ent.

11/20/2009

PG-13

5

Avatar

20th Century Fox

12/18/2009

PG-13

6

The Hangover

Warner Bros.

6/05/2009

R

7

Star Trek

Paramount

5/08/2009

PG-13

8

Monsters vs. Aliens

Paramount

3/27/2009

PG

9

Ice Age:  Dawn of the Dinosaurs

20th Century Fox

7/01/2009

PG

10

The Blind Side

Warner Bros.

11/20/2009

PG-13

Source: Rentrak's Box Office Essentials

Rentrak Top Ten Selling DVD Titles of 2009

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

RELEASE DATE

MPAA RATING

1

Twilight

Summit Ent.

03/21/2009

PG-13

2

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Paramount

10/20/09

PG-13

3

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Warner Bros.

12/08/09

PG

4

The Hangover

Warner Bros.

12/15/09

R

5

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Paramount

02/06/09

PG

6

Up

Disney

11/10/09

PG

7

Star Trek

Paramount

11/17/09

PG-13

8

Bolt

Disney

03/24/09

PG

9

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Disney

03/03/09

PG

10

The Proposal

Disney

10/13/09

PG-13

Source: Rentrak's Retail Essentials, DVD sell-through only (excludes Blu-ray Disc and sales via online, Canada and sold into the rental market)

Rentrak Top Ten Renting DVD/BD Titles of 2009

RANK

TITLES

STUDIO

RELEASE DATE

MPAA RATING

1

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Paramount

05/05/2009

PG13

2

Taken

20th Century Fox

05/12/2009

PG13

3

Seven Pounds

Sony

03/17/2009

PG13

4

Eagle Eye

DreamWorks

12/27/2008

PG13

5

Gran Torino

Warner Bros.

06/09/2009

R

6

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Sony

05/19/2009

PG

7

Twilight

Summit Ent.

03/21/2009

PG13

8

Marley & Me

20th Century Fox

03/31/2009

PG

9

Role Models

Universal

03/10/2009

NR

10

Knowing

Summit Ent.

07/07/2009

PG13

Source: Rentrak's Home Video Essentials, (includes combined bricks and mortar DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental transactions, as well as online and mail order rentals)

Rentrak Top Ten VOD Movies of 2009

RANK

TITLE

STUDIO

RELEASE DATE

MPAA RATING

1

Gran Torino*

Warner Bros.

06/09/2009

R

2

Twilight *

Summit Ent.

03/21/2009

PG-13

3

He's Just Not That Into You*

Warner Bros.

06/02/2009

PG-13

4

Taken

20th Century Fox

5/29/2009

PG-13

5

Bride Wars*

20th Century Fox

04/28/2009

PG

6

Four Christmases*

Warner Bros.

11/24/2009

PG-13

7

Yes Man*

Warner Bros.

04/07/2009

PG-13

8

Knowing*

Summit Ent.

7/7/2009

PG-13

9

The Proposal (2009)

Buena Vista

10/28/2009

PG-13

10

17 Again*

Warner Bros.

08/11/2009

PG-13

Source: Rentrak OnDemand Essentials, Movies-on-demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers in the U.S. *Indicates day-and-date with home video release.

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About Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT)

Rentrak Corporation is an industry-advancing media measurement and research company, serving the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. Reaching across numerous platforms including box office, home entertainment, on-demand and linear television, broadband and mobile, Rentrak provides exclusive and actionable insight for our clients and partners. From the introduction of our revolutionary Pay-Per-Transaction® distribution and revenue-sharing system, which equipped Rentrak with the intelligence and ability to deal with large, complex data streams, to the company's exclusive Essentials™ suite of services, Rentrak has redefined digital audience measurement. Rentrak is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with additional offices in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. For more information on any of Rentrak's services, please visit www.rentrak.com.

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Rentrak Corporation

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