December 25, 2008 / 3:35 AM / in 10 years

"Mamma" dethrones "Knight" on DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Mamma Mia!” replaced “The Dark Knight” as the top-selling DVD in the United States, according to Nielsen VideoScan data issued Wednesday.

Cast and members of Abba appear together at the premiere of the motion picture version of the musical 'Mamma Mia' in Stockholm in this file photo from July 4, 2008. From left to right are: Abba's Benny Andersson, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Abba members Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, screenwriter Catherine Johnson (pointing), director Phyllida Lloyd, producer Judy Craymer and Abba member Bjorn Ulvaeus. REUTERS/Bob Strong

The Batman sequel, released December 9, remains the top-selling video release of the year, with an estimated worldwide total of 13.5 million units sold its first week out, 1.7 million of them on the nascent Blu-ray Disc format.

On trade publication Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, top honors went to “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” which also bumped “The Dark Knight” to No. 2. “Mamma Mia!” debuted at No. 3.

“Dark Knight” remained the No. 1 Blu-ray Disc seller for the second week, according to Nielsen VideoScan. “The Mummy” debuted at No. 2, with “Mamma Mia!” at No. 3.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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