LOS ANGELES -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), today announced the top ten DVD sales and rentals for the prior week based on estimated consumer spending.

According to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services, the top ten selling DVDs and the top ten most-rented motion pictures, per data collected for the week ending August 29, 2010 include:

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theamericanreview.pngFocus is reporting that The American grossed $1.67 million on Wednesday at 2,721 locations.

The meditative assassin flick may have a tough time catching on with mainstream audiences. BOXOFFICE's Pam Grady writes, "This story of a hit man who wants out after performing this one last job is so threadbare, trite and predictable that not [George Clooney's] formidable charisma nor the considerable talent of director Anton Corbijn can come close to erasing its deficiencies."

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LOS ANGELES -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, today announced it will provide online movie ticketing services for Spain's Circuito I.N.D.I.E theater circuit (Vircas.es Group) and will provide showtimes and advance movie ticketing through the launch of the MovieTickets.com.es website. Circuito I.N.D.I.E currently operates 125 screens and has rapid expansion plans in place for the next three years.

To date, MovieTickets.com has steadily increased its global ticketing capabilities, strategically identifying key markets beyond the U.S. to offer online ticketing solutions. MovieTickets.com currently serves moviegoers in multiple countries and territories, offering advance movie ticketing for Canada at MovieTickets.ca; in the U.K. at MovieTickets.co.uk; in Ireland at MovieTickets.ie; at MovieTickets.com.ar in Argentina; and in Aruba, Bermuda and Curacao under the MovieTickets.com brand. The company has 10 different versions of the MovieTickets.com website, including Spanish and French language versions.

"MovieTickets.com is becoming the global online movie ticketing resource that we set out for it to be," said Joel Cohen, CEO, MovieTickets.com. "We've identified Spain as another important market that fits well into our international development strategy. This partnership marks the first of many new markets that we'll be expanding into, growing our solutions' footprint and overall brand visibility."

For a complete list of the MovieTickets.com exhibitors, please visit: www.movietickets.com/200strong.

 

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I topped a poll of 12,622 MovieTickets.com users who were asked, "Which film releasing before the end of the year are you most anticipating?"

Full results:

A) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - 57% (Release date: Nov. 19)
B) Paranormal Activity 2 - 14% (Release date: Oct. 22)
C) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - 14% (Release date: Sept. 24)
D) The American - 11% (Release date: Sept. 1)
E) Buried - 4% (Release date: Oct. 8)

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