The Social Network Tops DVD Sales and Rentals

Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT) today announced the top ten DVD sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending.

According to the company’s Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services, the top ten selling DVDs and the top ten most-rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending January 16, 2011, include:

Rentrak Top 10 Selling DVDs*

1 The Social Network Sony (NYSE: SNE) 1  
2 Alpha and Omega Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 1  
3 Machete Fox (Nasdaq: NWS) 2  
4 Dinner for Schmucks DreamWorks (Nasdaq: DWA) 2  
5 Despicable Me Universal (NYSE: GE) 5  
6 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit Entertainment 7  
7 The Last Exorcism Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) 2  
8 Piranha (2010) Sony (NYSE: SNE) 1  
9 Salt Sony (NYSE: SNE) 4  
10 The Other Guys Sony (NYSE: SNE) 5  
*Week ended January 15, 2011  
Rentrak Top 10 Renting DVDs  
1 The Social Network Sony (NYSE: SNE) 1  
2 Dinner For Schmucks DreamWorks (Nasdaq: DWA) 2  
3 Salt Sony (NYSE: SNE) 4  
4 Resident Evil: Afterlife Sony (NYSE: SNE) 3  
5 Machete Fox (Nasdaq: NWS) 2  
6 The Town Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX) 5  
7 Case 39 Paramount (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) 2  
8 The Other Guys Sony (NYSE: SNE) 5  
9 Piranha (2010) Sony (NYSE: SNE) 1  
10 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Fox (Nasdaq: NWS) 4  

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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 point-of-sale (POS) tracking system, which measures title-level performance via rental transactions on over 65,000 DVD and video game properties in the brickandmortar, online, and kiosk channels across North America. Rentrak is the world’s largest processor of rental data, tracking in excess of one billion transactions each year from more than 13,700 storefronts 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 alternative 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