Top DVD Rentals 2009 YTD

Below is weighted (number of copies, how long we've had the DVD, etc.) listing of the top renting films in the FBW so far this year. As always, it makes for some interesting reading. I've also got a list of all the movies added to the system this year and will start sorting through it later today so we can get going on the year-end mag.

In order of popularity......

Duplicity (yikes!)
Gran Torino
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire
Che: Part One
I Love You, Man
International, The
State of Play
Reader, The
Class, The
One Week
I've Loved You So Long
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Wall - E
Wrestler, The
17 Again (double yikes!)
Sunshine Cleaning
Man on Wire
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Che: Part Two
Rachel Getting Married
True Blood 1 - Disk 1
Marley & Me
Two Lovers
Waltz With Bashir
Bride Wars (have you people no shame?)
Let the Right One In
Soloist, The
Grey Gardens
Informers, The (what the fuck is this?)
Seven Pounds
Crank 2 - High Voltage
Mad Men 2 - Disk 1
True Blood 1 - Disk 2
Body of Lies
Synecdoche, New York
He's Just Not That Into You
Pink Panther 2
True Blood 1 - Disk 3
Mad Men 2 - Disk 2
Madagascar - Escape 2 Africa
Last Chance Harvey
Dexter 3 - Disk 1
Stone of Destiny
Role Models
True Blood 1 - Disk 4
Away We Go
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (9 brown nuggets)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Mad Men 2 - Disk 4
True Blood 1 - Disk 5


the coelacanth said...

wow. i've only seen 10 on the list, and i can't believe twilight's not higher! i think justin's er, "scholarly" post turned some tweens off...

Britarded said...

To be fair, most of that list is a bit lame isn't it? I'm glad Adventureland did so well though I thought it was better-than-your-average.

Dropkick said...

surprised Rachel Getting Married and Synechdoche New York aren't higher. They always seem to be out in the East end.
maybe they're just stolen.

La Sporgenza said...

The FBE numbers will differ (I haven't run them yet because I've got a stale dataset). We'll see.

The list is by definition going to skew to mainstream fare but it is in fact remarkable just how far off the truly mainstream our rentals typically track to. A quick glance at the latest issue of an industry rag Hollywood@Home provides a distressing glimpse into the world of what most people rent.

The Top 20

1.Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
2.Observe and Report
3.X-Men -Wolverine
4.State of Play
5.Crank 2
7.I Love You, Man
8.Sunshine Cleaning
9.The Informers
11.Last House on the Left
14.Dance Flick
16.17 Again
17.Easy Virtue
18.Blood and Bone
20.Next Day Air

We certainly have a fair bit of overlap but ours has a leg up on the list above to be sure.

Chandles said...

I really love that Che: part one is fairly high up on the list, but clearly after watching the first 3 hour episode a lot of people passed on part two since it's so much lower.

the coelacanth said...

exactly why i ordered half the amount of part 2 for FBE.

Britarded said...

Cock. With that top 20 no wonder no-one knows who the fuck Chuck Berry is.