Avengers Assemble is set to be one of the biggest hits of the year as it becomes the second biggest-selling video of 2012 during its first week on sale, shooting straight to Number 1 on the Official Video Chart.
The superhero movie, sixth in the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, sold 755 000 copies during its first week on sale, becoming the second fastest-selling movie so far this year, and only behind The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 1. The Robert Downey jr-led blockbuster shifted over 300 000 copies more than previous second-biggest seller The Hunger Games in its first week.
Avengers Assemble is already the biggest-selling Blu-Ray of 2012, with 250 000 copies sold.
Additionally, the Avengers Assemble - 6 Movie Collection, which features all six movies released so far in the franchise comes in at Number 4 on this week's Official Video Chart. American Pie – The Reunion and previous second biggest-seller The Hunger Games are bumped down to second and third place respectively, while The Pirates – In an Adventure with Scientists completes this week’s Top 5.
In addition to Avengers Assemble (1) Avengers Assemble - 6 Movie Collection (4), there are only two new entries in this week’s Official Video Chart. Glee – The Complete Third Season sings its way to Number 7 while horror film Silent House comes in at 33.
The Official Video Chart is compiled for the video industry by the Official Charts Company, incorporating UK sales of all physical video formats, including DVD, Blu-Ray and VHS. You can see the Official Video Chart Top 40 in full here.Back