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'Despicable Me 2' tops DVD sales chart for third straight week

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The minions have continued their winning streak. For the third week in a row, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, according to Rentrak, while "Fast & Furious 6," also from Universal, was again the first runner-up. 

The "Despicable Me" follow-up, featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, was the third-highest-grossing movie of 2013 with nearly $368 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, only bested by Disney's "Iron Man 3" and Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The only newcomer on the top 10 list was FilmDistrict's horror sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2," which debuted at No. 9. The micro-budget supernatural fright fest, directed by James Wan, debuted in theaters in September and went on to gross $83.6 million domestically. 

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The R-rated comedy "We're the Millers" was the top rental.

Here are Rentrak's rankings for the week that ended Dec. 28 for sales and Dec. 29 for rentals.  

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "Despicable Me 2" (Universal). Week 3.

2. "Fast & Furious 6" (Universal). Week 3.

3. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" (Fox). Week 2.

4. "The Lone Ranger" (Disney). Week 2.

5. "The Wolverine" (Fox). Week 4.

6. "Elysium" (Sony). Week 2.

7. "Man of Steel" (Warner Bros.). Week 7.

8. "Monsters University" (Disney). Week 9.

9. "Insidious: Chapter 2" (Sony). Week 1.

10. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (Warner Bros.). Week 41.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "We're The Millers" (Warner Bros.). Week 6.

2. "Elysium" (Sony). Week 2.

3. "2 Guns" (Universal). Week 6.

4. "Man of Steel" (Warner Bros.). Week 7.

5. "The Lone Ranger" (Buena Vista). Week 2.

6. "The Heat" (Fox). Week 11.

7. "Insidious: Chapter 2" (Sony). Week 1.

8. "The Internship" (Fox). Week 10.

9. "Red 2" (Summit Entertainment). Week 5.

10. "Turbo" (Fox). Week 7.

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