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Hugh Jackman in "The Wolverine." (Ben Rothstein / 20th Century Fox / November 19, 2012)

A mutant comic book hero and a crew of little blue children's characters ruled the home video sales chart in their first weeks in release. 

"The Wolverine," the sixth film in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title for the week that ended Dec. 7, according to Rentrak. Starring Hugh Jackman as the title character, the movie made $132 million in its domestic box office run. Critics generally approved of the entry, which earned a 69% "fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes. 

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"The Smurfs 2," a critically panned sequel with Neil Patrick Harris, took second place, while the teen action-adventure "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" debuted in fourth, behind the three-week-old computer animated Disney movie disc "Planes." 

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, box sets appeared on the chart, including the full-series package of AMC's meth drama "Breaking Bad" and a James Bond five-decade retrospective.  

Summit Entertainment's "Red 2" was the top rental. 

Here are Rentrak's rankings for the week that ended Dec. 7 for sales and Dec. 8 for rentals.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "The Wolverine" (Fox). Week 1.

2. "The Smurfs 2" (Sony). Week 1.

3. "Planes" (Disney). Week 3.

4. "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (Sony). Week 1.

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

6. "Turbo" (Fox). Week 4.

7. "Monsters University" (Disney). Week 6.

8. "Breaking Bad: The Complete Series" (Sony). Week 2.

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

10. "Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Week 10.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "Red 2" (Summit). Week 2.

2. "The Heat" (Fox). Week 8.

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

4. "White House Down" (Sony). Week 5.

5. "R.I.P.D." (Universal). Week 6.

6. "Grown Ups 2" (Sony). Week 5.

7. "Pacific Rim" (Warner Bros.). Week 8.

8. "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" (Sony). Week 1.

9. "Planes" (Disney). Week 3.

10. "The Smurfs 2" (Sony). Week 1.

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