Home entertainment spending in 2008 did not prove to be recession-proof. The entertainment industry did however show some resilience. Consumer spending on rentals and purchases of DVD and Blu-ray Disc had a moderate fall of about 5.7% to $21.7 billion, according to data provided by major studios.

Consumers did spent $488 million on digital rentals and purchases of films and TV shows over the Internet, according to Adams Media Research. This was up 73% from 2007 figures.

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Top 20 DVD Sellers
Rank —Title
1     Dark Knight (Warner)
2     Iron Man (Paramount)
3     Alvin and the Chipmunks (Fox)
4     I Am Legend (Warner)
5     Kung Fu Panda (DWA/Paramount)
6     WALL-E (Disney)
7     National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (Disney)
8     Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Paramount)
9     Enchanted (Disney)
10     Bee Movie (DWA/Paramount)
11     Mamma Mia! (Universal)
12     Juno (Fox)
13     American Gangster (Universal)
14     Hancock (Sony)
15     Sex and the City (Warner)
16     Game Plan (Disney)
17     The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Disney)
18     Dr. Seuss Horton Hears a Who! (Fox)
19     27 Dresses (Fox)
20     Tinker Bell (Disney)

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