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'The Hangover Part III' rules DVD and Blu-ray sales charts

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The Wolf Pack is taking a bite out of the home entertainment market. 

"The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the trilogy starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, according to Rentrak. 

The film grossed more than $112 million domestically at the box office and $351 million worldwide, which is less than each of the first two "Hangover" movies made.

"Part III" was a departure from its predecessors because it emphasized its action-thriller elements. It didn't fare well with critics. The movie generated a 19% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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"Hangover" unseats the previous week's bestseller, the DreamWorks-produced and Fox-distributed "Croods," now ranked No. 2, ahead of the new Diamond Edition of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," a package that includes the film's first Blu-ray version. 

"This Is the End," the apocalyptic comedy directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, was the top rental.  

Here are the top titles for the week that ended Oct. 12 for sales and Oct. 13 for rentals, according to Rentrak:

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "The Hangover Part III" (Warner Bros.). Week 1.

2. "The Croods" (Fox). Week 2.

3. "The Little Mermaid – Diamond Edition" (Disney). Week 2.

4. "After Earth" (Sony). Week 1.

5. "Iron Man 3" (Disney). Week 3.

6. "The Purge" (Universal). Week 1.

7. "This Is the End" (Sony). Week 2.

8. "World War Z" (Paramount). Week 4.

9. "Monster High: 13 Wishes" (Universal). Week 1.

10. "American Horror Story: Asylum" (Fox). Week 1.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals 

1. "This Is the End" (Sony). Week 2.

2. "Iron Man 3" (Disney). Week 3.

3. "After Earth" (Sony). Week 1.

4. "World War Z" (Paramount). Week 4.

5. "The Great Gatsby" (Warner Bros.). Week 7.

6. "The Frozen Ground" (Lionsgate). Week 2.

7. "Now You See Me" (Summit Ent.). Week 6.

8. "Epic" (Fox). Week 8.

9. "Redemption" (Lionsgate). Week 3.

10. "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Paramount). Week 5.

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