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Top 20 wholesale rental DVD titles, ranked by units shipped, 2002–2008

Australian titles highlighted and in bold.


2008

In 2008, rental outlets purchased 10.6 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $178.8 million, down from 13.1 million units and $210.7 million in 2007. Of the titles shipped, Mamma Mia! was the top title.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 Mamma Mia! Universal Nov 08
2 Iron Man Paramount Oct 08
3 Street Kings Fox Sep 08
4 I Am Legend Roadshow May 08
5 American Gangster Universal May 08
6 Hancock Sony Nov 08
7 National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Buena Vista Jun 08
8 The Dark Knight Roadshow Dec 08
9 Death at a Funeral Icon Apr 08
10 Wanted Universal Dec 08
11 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Paramount Oct 08
12 Rush Hour 3 Roadshow Feb 08
13 The Heartbreak Kid Paramount Mar 08
14 Tropic Thunder Paramount Dec 08
15 Hairspray (2007) Roadshow Jan 08
16 Superbad Sony Pictures Jan 08
17 Juno Fox Aug 08
18 Ratatouille Buena Vista Jan 08
19 Don't Mess With the Zohan Sony Nov 08
20 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Universal Aug 08

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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2007

In 2007, rental outlets purchased 13.1 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $210.7 million. Of the titles shipped, Shrek the Third was the top title when ranked by value.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 Shrek the Third Paramount Nov 07
2 300 Warner Bros Aug 07
3 The Bourne Ultimatum Universal Dec 07
4 Casino Royale Sony Apr 07
5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix Warner Bros Nov 07
6 Night at the Museum Fox May 07
7 Pirates ofthe Caribbean: At World’s End BVI Nov 07
8 The Simpsons Movie Fox Dec 07
9 Knocked Up Universal Nov 07
10 Wild Hogs BVI Sep 07
11 Spider-Man 3 Sony Sep 07
12 Blades of Glory Paramount Oct 07
13 Fantastc Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Fox Oct 07
14 Happy Feet Roadshow May 07
15 Die Hard 4.0 Fox Dec 07
16 Deja Vu BVI Jun 07
17 The Devil Wears Prada Fox Feb 07
18 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Universal Dec 07
19 Ocean's 13 Roadshow Oct 07
20 Transformers Paramount Nov 07

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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2006

In 2006 rental outlets purchased 9.6 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $174.9 million. Of the titles shipped, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was the top title when ranked by value.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Buena Vista Nov 06
2 The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Buena Vista May 06
3 King Kong Universal Apr 06
4 Mr & Mrs Smith Fox Jan 06
5 40 Year Old Virgin Universal Feb 06
6 Click Sony Dec 06
7 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros Mar 06
8 Superman Returns Warner Bros Dec 06
9 Mission: Impossible III Paramount Nov 06
10 Wedding Crashers Roadshow Feb 06
11 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roadshow Jan 06
12 Inside Man Universal Aug 06
13 Cars Buena Vista Nov 06
14 You, Me and Dupree Universal Nov 06
15 Dukes of Hazzard Roadshow Jan 06
16 Over The Hedge Paramount Oct 06
17 The Break Up Universal Oct 06
18 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Sony Jan 06
19 Fun With Dick and Jane Sony May 06
20 X-Men: The Last Stand Fox Oct 06

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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2005

In 2005 rental outlets purchased 7.5 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $159 million. Of the titles shipped, The Incredibles was the top title when ranked by value.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 The Incredibles Buena Vista Apr 2005
2 War of the Worlds Paramount Nov 2005
3 Ocean’s Twelve Roadshow Mar 2005
4 Sahara Paramount Aug 2005
5 Collateral Paramount Feb 2005
6 National Treasure Buena Vista May 2005
7 Meet the Fockers Universal May 2005
8 Madagascar Universal Nov 2005
9 Hitch Sony Aug 2005
10 Batman Begins Warner Oct 2005
11 Dodgeball Fox Jan 2005
12 Shark Tale Universal Feb 2005
13 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal Mar 2005
14 Alien vs Predator Fox Feb 2005
15 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Fox Nov 2005
16 Million Dollar Baby Roadshow Jul 2005
17 Constantine Roadshow Jul 2005
18 Man on Fire Fox Jan 2005
19 The Interpreter Universal Aug 2005
20 The Pacifier Buena Vista Jul 2005

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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2004

In 2004 rental outlets purchased 8.6 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $188.6 million. Of the titles shipped, Shrek 2 was the top title when ranked by value.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 Shrek 2 Universal Nov 2004
2 Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World (single disc)
Fox Apr 2004
3 The Day After Tomorrow Fox Oct 2004
4 Spider-Man 2 (2004) Columbia TriStar Nov 2004
5 Finding Nemo (standard disc) Buena Vista Jan 2004
6 The Lion King Buena Vista Mar 2004
7 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Warner Dec 2004
8 The Bourne Supremacy Universal Dec 2004
9 I, Robot Fox Nov 2004
10 Starsky & Hutch Buena Vista Sep 2004
11 Van Helsing Universal Sep 2004
12 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Roadshow May 2004
13 50 First Dates Columbia TriStar Jul 2004
14 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (double disc) Fox Apr 2004
15 Finding Nemo (delux disc) Buena Vista Jan 2004
16 Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 Buena Vista Apr 2004
17 Troy (2004) Warner Oct 2004
18 Garfield Fox Dec 2004
19 The Chronicles of Riddick Universal Dec 2004
20 The Last Samurai Warner May 2004

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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2003

In 2003 rental outlets purchased 6.1 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $160.4 million. Of the titles shipped, The Matrix Reloaded was the top title when ranked by value.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 The Matrix Reloaded Roadshow Oct 03
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Roadshow Aug 03
3 8 Mile Universal May 03
4 X-Men 2 Fox Oct 03
5 2 Fast 2 Furious Universal Oct 03
6 Bruce Almighty Buena Vista Dec 03
7 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Columbia TriStar Dec 03
8 XXX Columbia TriStar Apr 03
9 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Roadshow Apr 03
10 Die Another Day Fox Jun 03
11 Daredevil Fox Jul 03
12 Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Columbia TriStar Nov 03
13 Chicago Buena Vista Sep 03
14 Austin Powers in Goldmember Roadshow Feb 03
15 Daddy Daycare Columbia TriStar Dec 03
16 Minority Report Fox Feb 03
17 Two Weeks Notice Roadshow Jun 03
18 Anger Management Columbia TriStar Sep 03
19 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros Apr 03
20 Just Married Fox Aug 03

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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2002

In 2002 rental outlets purchased 3.6 million wholesale DVD units from distributors at a value of $97.3 million. Of the titles shipped, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was the top title when ranked by value.

Rank1 Title Video distributor Release date
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Roadshow Aug 02
2 Spider-Man Columbia TriStar Oct 02
3 Monsters, Inc. Buena Vista Sep 02
4 Ice Age Fox Oct 02
5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Warner Bros Jun 02
6 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of The Clones Fox Nov 02
7 Men in Black II Columbia TriStar Dec 02
8 The Fast and the Furious Columbia TriStar Mar 02
9 Black Hawk Down Columbia TriStar Aug 02
10 Ocean’s Eleven Roadshow Jun 02
11 American Pie 2 Columbia TriStar Jun 02
12 Blade 2 Roadshow Nov 02
13 A Knight’s Tale Columbia TriStar Mar 02
14 Panic Room Columbia TriStar Oct 02
15 Showtime Roadshow Sep 02
16 Driven Roadshow Jan 02
17 About a Boy Universal Dec 02
18 The One Columbia TriStar Jul 02
19 Artificial Intelligence: A.I. Warner Bros Mar 02
20 A Beautiful Mind Universal Aug 02

Source: Australian Visual Software Distributors Association (AVSDA).

Notes:
1. Ranked by the number of wholesale units shipped to rental stores. It does not rank titles by the number of times rented.

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