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Rentrak Corporation : Rentrak Announces Top DVD & Blu-Ray Sales and Rentals for Week Ending April 15, 2012

04/19/2012 | 10:05am US/Eastern
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LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RENTRAK CORPORATION (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-Ray sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which is based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending April 15, 2012.

RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES*

    RANK TITLE                              STUDIO  WEEKS IN RELEASE
    ---- -----                              ------  ----------------
    1    War Horse (2011)                   Disney (NYSE: DIS)         2
    ---  ---------------                    -----------------        ---
    2    The Darkest Hour (2011)            Summit Entertainment       1
    ---  ----------------------             --------------------     ---
    3    We Bought A Zoo                    FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)          2
    ---  ---------------                    ----------------         ---
    4    The Iron Lady (2011)             Anchor Bay (NASDAQ: LSTZA)   1
    ---  -------------------               ------------------------- ---
    5    Alvin And The Chipmunks:
          Chipwrecked                       FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)          3
    ---  -------------------------          ----------------         ---
    6    Hop (2011)                         Universal (NYSE: GE)       4
    ---  ---------                          -------------------      ---
    7    The Muppets                        Disney (NYSE: DIS)         4
    ---  -----------                        -----------------        ---
    8     Game of Thrones: The Complete
          First Season                      Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)   6
    ---   -----------------------------     -----------------------  ---
    9     The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
           (2011)                           Sony (NYSE: SNE)           4
    ---  --------------------------------   ---------------          ---
    10    One Tree Hill: The Complete Ninth
          Season                            Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)   1
    ---  ---------------------------------  -----------------------  ---

*Week ended April 14, 2012

RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY RENTALS

    RANK TITLE                             STUDIO         WEEKS IN RELEASE
    ---- -----                             ------         ----------------
    1    We Bought A Zoo                   FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)                 2
    ---  ---------------                   ----------------                ---
    2    War Horse (2011)                 Touchstone (NYSE: DIS)             2
    ---  ---------------                   ---------------------           ---
    3    The Darkest Hour (2011)           Summit Entertainment              1
    ---  ----------------------            --------------------            ---
    4    The Sitter (2011)                 FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)                 4
    ---  ----------------                  ----------------                ---
    5    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
           (2011)                          Sony (NYSE: SNE)                  4
    ---  --------------------------------  ---------------                 ---
    6    Alvin And The Chipmunks:
          Chipwrecked                      FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)                 3
    ---  -------------------------         ----------------                ---
    7    The Iron Lady (2011)              Anchor Bay (NASDAQ: LSTZA) /The
                                            Weinstein Co.                    1
    ---                ------------------- ------------------------------- ---
    8    The Descendants (2011)            FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)                 5
    ---  ---------------------             ----------------                ---
    9    Immortals (2011)                  FOX (NASDAQ: NWS)                 6
    ---  ---------------                   ----------------                ---
    10   Hop (2011)                        Universal (NYSE: GE)              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 rental point-of-sale (POS) tracking system, which calculates title-level performance via rental transactions on over 65,000 DVD and video game properties in the brick-and-mortar, by-mail/online subscription and kiosk channels across North America. Rentrak is the world's largest processor of rental data, measuring in excess of one billion transactions each year from more than 5,000 storefronts, over 40,000 kiosks and over 24 million by-mail/online disc rental subscribers 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 database 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 www.rentrak.com.

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    Rogers & Cowan for Rentrak Corporation
    Sallie Olmsted                         Amanda Bialek
     (310) 854-8124                        (310) 854-8151
    solmsted@rogersandcowan.com            abialek@rogersandcowan.com

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