APphoto_Film Review The Wolverine

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.