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'Turtle' Power Rules Christmas-Week Home Video Charts

3 Jan, 2015 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

With no new significant new releases coming out the week of Christmas, the national home video charts for the week ended Dec. 28, 2014, were virtually unchanged from the prior week.

On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, Blu-ray Disc and DVD combined, the top four were identical to the prior week: Paramount Home Media Distribution’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remained at No. 1, followed, again, by Marvel's Disney-distributed Guardians of the Galaxy at No. 2, 20th Century Fox’s The Maze Runner at No. 3 and Disney’s Frozen at No. 4.

Disney’s Maleficent finished the week at No. 5, swapping places with Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes at No. 6.

Rounding out the top 10 are the same four titles that rounded out the top 10 a week earlier:  DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 at No. 7, same as the previous week; Warner’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug rose to No. 8 from No. 9 the prior week; Sony Pictures’ 22 Jump Street rose to No. 9 from No. 10; and Warner’s Dolphin Tale 2 slipped to No. 10 from No. 8.

On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also remained No. 1 for the second consecutive week, while 20th Century Fox’s Let’s Be Cops moved back up to No. 2 from No. 4 the prior week.

Guardians of the Galaxy slipped a notch to No. 3, while The November Man, a 20th Century Fox actioner with Pierce Brosnan that earned $25 million in U.S. theaters, debuted at No. 4 after coming off its 28-day holdback at Redbox. Rounding out the top five was the Warner comedy Tammy.

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