10 Best DVD Releases March 2009

Tuesday, November 23 by Natalie Kuchik

The 10 best DVD releases from March 2009 include the best selling DVD from the year 2009. Multiple Academy Award nominated films were released onto DVD in March 2009, including the film that won Best Picture. High grossing and highly acclaimed films make up the best DVD releases from March 2009.

  1. "Twilight" – One of the best DVD releases from March 2009 because it was the top grossing DVD in 2009. Grossing just over $186 million in sales, it sold 10.23 million units in 2009. The DVD was released on March 21, 2009 and during the  first week alone grossed $61 million in DVD sales. The film is an action-packed, modern day love story between a vampire and a human starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Peter Facinelli.
  2. "Bolt" – Released Marc 24, 2009, this 3D comedy is about super-dog Bolt who believes his Hollywood powers are real. He is accidently shipped to New York City and has to navigate his way back to Hollywood. The DVD was ranked the #11 top selling DVD of 2009. It sold 4.6 million copies and grossed $81.5 million in sales.
  3. "Slumdog Millionaire" – One of the best DVD releases from March 2009 because the film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won eight. The movie is about Jamal Malik, an eighteen year-old orphan from the slums, who is one question away from winning India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He has to prove he's not cheating by telling the stories of how he knew the answers. The DVD grossed $2 million in sales.
  4. "Milk" – One of the best DVD releases from March 2009 because the movie was on over 30 critics top ten best films of 2008 lists. "Milk" is a biographical film on the life of gay rights activist and opening gay politician Harvey Milk. Sean Penn won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the film was nominated for Best Picture.
  5. "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" – The computer animated family comedy is about a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua that gets lost and is forced to find her way back home. Piper Perabo, Andy Garcia, and Salma Hayek provide voices for the comedy. The DVD was released in March of 2009 and became the #17 top selling DVD of 2009. The DVD grossed $60 million in sales.
  6. "Role Models" - One of the best DVD releases from March 2009 because it became the #31 top selling DVD of 2009. The DVD sold 2.4 million copies, and grossed $38.77 million in sales. The comedy is about a pair of thirty-something perpetual frat boys who are forced to sign up to be Bi Brothers as part of their court-mandated community service.
  7. "Marley & Me" – The DVD was released on March 31, 2009 and sold 3.8 million units. The family comedy is about newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) who begin their new lives in Florida with their new puppy Marley. The heartfelt comedy grossed $65 million in DVD sales.
  8. "Seven Pounds" – This movie stars Will Smith as a man who inadvertently falls in love while attempting to kill himself. The drama was released onto DVD in March 2009 and sold 1.79 million units. The films DVD grossed $27.68 million in 2009.
  9. "Transporter 3" – The final installment in the "Transporter" film series, has both Jason Statham and François Berléand reprising their roles as Frank Martin and Tarconi. The film follows Frank Martin, a professional "transporter" who continues his business of delivering packages without questions. The DVD was released in March 2009 and sold 1.1 million copies, and grossed $20.4 million in sales.
  10. "Rachel Getting Married" – The DVD was released on March 10, 2009 and grossed $6.6 million in sales. The film is about Kym returning home for the wedding of her sister Rachel, and brings personal crisis and family conflict with her. Anne Hathaway was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Kym.
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