12 September 2012 3:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The seeds for a hot new franchise have certainly been planted. Continued buzz about The Hunger Games – initial filming began this week on the sequel – propelled the Lionsgate release back into the No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales. The film regained the top chart position, after spending a week at No. 2, from Universal Studios’ Battleship, which finished second its sophomore week, selling 72% as many copies as The Hunger Games. Story: Blu-Ray and DVD Retail Exclusives Thrive With Hits Like 'Hunger Games' Another Lionsgate title, the actioner

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