A swarm of TV zombies has overwhelmed newly released movies. In its first week in release, the third season of the AMC series "The Walking Dead" was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, beating film titles "The Great Gatsby" and "Pain & Gain."
"The Great Gatsby," directed by Baz Luhrmann, was the No. 2 rental, while "Pain & Gain," the Michael Bay-directed movie about a trio of bodybuilders who get involved in a crime scheme that goes terribly wrong, came in third place.
Fox's animated fantasy film "Epic," which was the bestseller for the previous week, fell to fourth place.
"Pain & Gain," starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, was the top rental, beating "Olympus Has Fallen," the White House-set action film that held the top spot for the previous two weeks.
Here are the top titles for the week that ended Aug. 31 for sales and Sept. 1 for rentals, according to Rentrak.
Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales
1. "The Walking Dead: Season 3" (Anchor Bay). Week 1.