With a home-video industry that badly needs a boost, some robots in disguise gave it just that. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen destroyed any and all competition on the home video charts this week, sweeping all three charts in its first week.
If a clean sweep wasn't enough, it only took a week for the Michael Bay film to become the highest-selling disc of the year, with a staggering 7.5 million copies sold in the first week. 1.2 million of those sales were in the Blu-ray format, making it the top-selling BD disc of the year to date. The film also set year-high marks with 2 million units sold in the first day of sales, with 500,000 of those units sold in the BD format.
The blockbuster faced hardly any competition this week, knocking last week's top seller and rental The Proposal down to second place on both charts, and the top-selling BD disc for the past two weeks, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, down to second place in BD sales also.
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