'Monsters University' debuts as top DVD/Blu-ray title

"Monsters University" was at the top of its class in its freshman week in the home entertainment market. 

The hit prequel to the 2001 Pixar computer-animated family film "Monsters Inc." topped Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart. This comes after the movie, again starring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman, took in more than $268 million at the domestic box office. 

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"R.I.P.D.," the action comedy that bombed at the multiplex, debuted at No. 2 on the sales chart, coming in ahead of buddy-cop comedy "The Heat." Last week's top-seller "The Conjuring," a low-budget horror film, fell to fourth place. 

In rentals, the DreamWorks-produced and Fox-distributed animated movie "The Croods" topped the list, beating "Monsters University." 

Here are the top titles for the week that ended Nov. 2 for sales and Nov. 3 for rentals, according to Rentrak:

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "Monsters University" (Disney). Week 1.

2. "R.I.P.D." (Universal). Week 1.

3. "The Heat" (Fox). Week 3.

4. "The Conjuring" (Warner Bros.). Week 2.

5. "Pacific Rim" (Warner Bros.). Week 3.

6. "The Croods" (Fox). Week 5.

7. "The Internship" (Fox). Week 2.

8. "The Little Mermaid - Diamond Edition" (Disney). Week 5.

9. "Iron Man 3" (Disney). Week 6.

10. "The Hangover Part III" (Warner Bros.). Week 4.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals 

1. "The Croods" (Fox). Week 5.

2. "Monsters University" (Buena Vista). Week 1.

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

4. "This Is The End" (Sony). Week 5.

5. "Iron Man 3" (Disney). Week 7.

6. "World War Z" (Paramount). Week 6.

7. "Now You See Me" (Summit Ent.). Week 9.

8. "The Great Gatsby" (Warner Bros.). Week 10.

9. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (Summit Ent.). Week 3.

10. "The Frozen Ground" (Lionsgate). Week 5. 


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