PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top weekly cross-platform entertainment rankings for Dec. 9, 2015.
It was a battle of the blockbusters at the top of the chart this weekend with Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," Disney's "The Good Dinosaur" and James Bond in Sony's "Spectre" collectively adding nearly $1.5 billion to the global bottom line revenue to-date.
In a busier than usual post-Thanksgiving weekend (up more than 26 percent vs. the same weekend last year), "Mockingjay Part 2" topped the domestic chart for the third week in a row, making $18.6 million with a grand total to-date of $227 million in North America. Universal's horror-comedy "Krampus" scared its way up to second place with $16.3 million domestically.
On our digital purchases and rentals chart, Warner Bros.' "Man From U.N.C.L.E" climbed to the number one spot after its third week on the charts. Warner Bros.' 2003 holiday classic, "Elf", starring Will Ferrell, also ranked again thanks to the holiday season.
It was a good week for Disney, which had a re-release of the animated classic "Aladdin" take third and another of its animated movies, "Inside Out," take number one in DVD & Blu-ray sales. Meanwhile, Universal's "Jurassic World" ranked number one for DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals and "Trainwreck," also from Universal, took the top spot in Movies on Demand.
Fox's hit drama "Empire" once again topped the chart this week with the most engaged viewers in broadcast, while AMC's ever-popular "The Walking Dead" took the top spot on cable. Wrapping up this week's highlights, NBC's "The Voice" once again led the combined broadcast and cable chart with another song from Jordan Smith. The singer's top-12 performance of "Great is Thy Faithfulness" garnered 5.4M+ views on YouTube.
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