PORTLAND, Ore., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top weekly cross-platform entertainment rankings for April 22, 2015.
"Furious 7" drove the worldwide box office again this past weekend, officially crossing the $1 billion mark and holding steady as the number one film in the world for the third week in a row.
Internationally, the movie made an estimated $167.9 million across 68 territories for a 19-day international total of $858.3 million. "Furious 7" also topped the domestic chart with $29 million, bringing the movie's North American total to $294.5 million. "Furious 7" is Universal's highest grossing movie worldwide in the studio's 102-year history.
Paramount's "Interstellar" is this week's out-of-this-world winner across screens. It holds the number one spot on our Movies on Demand chart as well as both the DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals charts. Coming in second on both the Movies on Demand chart and the DVD & Blu-ray rentals chart is Anchor Bay's "The Imitation Game." Warner Bros.' "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" refuses to turn back at the number two spot on the DVD & Blu-ray sales chart.
On our digital purchases and rentals chart, Fox's "Wild," starring Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon, trekked to the number one position. Warner Bros' "The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies," continues to perform well in the number two spot in its fifth week of release. Fox's "Taken 3" took on the competition with a strong debut in its first week landing at the number four spot. Overall, Fox dominated the charts this week with eight of the top 20 titles.
Once again, CBS is the winner of our broadcast TV engagement chart, with "NCIS" taking number one, followed by "Blue Bloods." Telemundo's ever-popular "Duenos del paraiso" took third.
Viewers were caught up in the end of "March Madness" on our latest cable TV engagement chart, sending TBS' "2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament" to the top followed by A&E's "Bates Motel" and AMC's "Mad Men."
On our combined social media and digital engagement chart for viewers of broadcast and cable telecasts, NBC's "The Voice" continued their Knockouts, holding on at number one. This week's leading knockout video was Lexi Davila: "Anything Could Happen" standing at more than 563k views. At number two, Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" premiered with a bang airing two episodes this week, including the popular Dwayne Johnson vs. Jimmy Fallon episode (7.3 million YouTube views). In the third spot, Kelly Clarkson made a return to American Idol singing on the show. A Facebook post applauding her performance earned over 41k interactions.
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