Highest Grossing Movie of All-Time 'Avatar' Tops Weekly Blockbuster(R) Hit List of Top 10 Renting DVDs

DALLAS // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Topping the BLOCKBUSTER® (NYSE BBI, BBI.B) Hit List of "Top 10 Renting DVD Titles" for the week ending April 25 is the highest grossing movie of all-time, "Avatar." Directed by James Cameron, Avatar is an epic fantasy film based in the year 2154 on the moon Pandora. The film's title refers to the genetically engineered human hybrid bodies used by researchers to interact with the Na'vi people of Pandora. The Avatars go to Pandora to mine a precious mineral near where the Na'vi live. Avatar stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang.

BLOCKBUSTER® Hit List

Top 10 Renting DVD Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. Avatar
  2. Crazy Heart
  3. Sherlock Holmes
  4. The Blind Side
  5. Bad Lieutenant
  6. The Young Victoria
  7. Brothers
  8. Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  9. Pirate Radio
  10. The Men Who Stare At Goats

Top 10 Selling DVD Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. Avatar
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. Crazy Heart
  4. The Blind Side
  5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  6. The Princess and the Frog
  7. Iron Man
  8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  9. The Boondock Saints
  10. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Top 10 Online Renting DVD Titles at Blockbuster.com for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. Avatar
  2. The Blind Side
  3. Crazy Heart
  4. Sherlock Holmes
  5. The Young Victoria
  6. Brothers
  7. 2012
  8. Up in the Air
  9. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  10. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Top 10 Renting Blu-Ray Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. Avatar
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. Bad Lieutenant
  4. Crazy Heart
  5. The Blind Side
  6. Brothers
  7. 2012
  8. The Men Who Stare At Goats
  9. 44 Inch Chest
  10. Ninja Assassin

Top 10 Renting Digital Titles on BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. The Lovely Bones
  2. Crazy Heart
  3. Sherlock Holmes
  4. The Blind Side
  5. Up in the Air
  6. 2012
  7. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  8. Planet 51
  9. The Hurt Locker
  10. The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Top 10 Selling Digital Titles on BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. Avatar
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. The Hangover
  4. Ninja Assassin
  5. Iron Man
  6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  7. The Young Victoria
  8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  9. The Blind Side
  10. Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Top 10 Renting Video Game Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending April 25, 2010:

  1. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction – X360
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – X360
  3. God of War III – PS3
  4. Just Cause 2 – X360
  5. Battlefield Bad Company 2 – PS3
  6. New Super Mario Bros. – Wii
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 –X360
  8. MLB 2K10 – X360
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – PS3
  10. Left 4 Dead 2 – X360

These DVD Rental New Releases are hitting the streets Tuesday, May 4, 2010:

  • Tooth Fairy
  • Leap Year
  • Nine
  • Tetro
  • Flicka 2
  • The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
  • Wolverine and the X-Men
  • Fallen: The Destiny
  • Fallen: The Beginning
  • Hellbinders
  • Cold Storage
  • Virtuality
  • Play the Game
  • The Dukes
  • Perfect Combination
  • Tony Roberts: Wired

About Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. is a leading global provider of rental and retail movie and game entertainment. The company provides customers with convenient access to media entertainment anywhere, any way they want it - whether in-store, by mail, through vending kiosks or digitally to their homes and mobile devices. With a highly recognized brand and a library of more than 125,000 movie and game titles, Blockbuster leverages its multichannel presence to serve nearly 47 million global customers annually.

SOURCE Blockbuster Inc.

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