Apple: 'Frozen,' 'Galaxy,' 'Thrones' Dominate iTunes Downloads in 20148 Dec, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
As expected, Apple Dec. 8 announced Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Frozen as the top-selling download title on iTunes in 2014.
The animated box office hit has been a global cash cow for home entertainment, dominating packaged media, music and consumer goods retail sales. Apple added that Frozen's Oscar-winning theme song, “Let It Go,” was the eighth-most-downloaded song of the year, and the “Frozen Free Fall” and “Frozen: Storybook Deluxe” apps were top downloads on the App Store.
Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the top-downloaded movie on iTunes, despite being released digitally just three weeks ago. Notably, Amazon ranks Guardians as the most popular packaged-media release based on preorders. The title streets Dec. 9.
HBO Home Entertainment’s Game of Thrones: Season 3 is the top downloaded TV show of the year. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Breaking Bad: The Final Season is fourth on the list.