Contagion last week’s top DVD seller

The medical thriller “Contagion” was the top selling movie in North America last week, while “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” now out for four weeks, took top spot on the rental charts according to figures published today by Rentrak.

Contagion, whose ensemble cast includes Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet, follows the rapid progress of a lethal indirect contact transmission virus that kills within days.

The Hangover Part II tops last week’s DVD sales charts

The American comedy film “The Hangover Part II” was the top selling movie in North America last week, while Cowboys and Aliens took top spot on the rental charts according to figures published today by Rentrak.

The sequel to 2009’s The Hangover takes place two years later when Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After a pre-wedding brunch, the four somehow manage to wake up in a dirty hotel room in Bangkok and the adventure begins.

Captain America tops last weeks DVD charts

Action film “Captain America: The First Avenger” was the top selling movie and the top rental on DVD in North America last week according to figures published today by Rentrak.

The superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character which tells the story of Steve Rogers, a sickly man from Brooklyn who is transformed into super soldier Captain America, grossed over $366 million at the box office

This Week’s Blu-ray Releases

Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, a 1971 film based on the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Starring Gene Wilder in the title role, it’s the story of a world famous candymaker who hides five golden tickets in five chocolate bars with the prize being a guided tour through the famous Wonka chocolate factory.