Black Ops bigger than Avatar, Take That

COD was top entertainment product of 2010.

Call of Duty: Black Ops was the biggest entertainment property of 2010 in the UK, beating out 3D sci-fi blockbuster Avatar and the latest album from Take That.

Citing ERA data, MCV reported that the latest entry in Activision's steamrolling FPS franchise sold 3.3 million copies compared to three million Avatar DVDs and 1.9 million copies of Take That album Progress.

Games had a strong presence in the top 10. FIFA 11 came in at third, selling 2.4 million units, while Just Dance shimmied in at nine, shifting 1.3 million copies.

Here's the full top 20:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops [Activision Blizzard] 3,266,298
  2. Avatar [20th Century Fox] 3,001,769
  3. FIFA 11 [Electronic Arts] 2,390,231
  4. Toy Story 3 [Walt Disney Studios] 2,082,461
  5. Progress (Take That) [Universal Music] 1,933,205
  6. The Twilight Saga: New Moon [Entertainment One] 1,889,187
  7. The Twlight Saga: Eclipse [Entertainment One] 1,334,490
  8. Inception [Warner Home Video] 1,328,290
  9. Just Dance [Ubisoft] 1,305,338
  10. 2012 [Sony Pictures] 1,298,705
  11. Crazy Love (Michael Buble) [Warner Music] 1,289,304
  12. Now That's What I Call Music 77 [EMI Music/UniversalMusic] 1,255,006
  13. The Hurt Locker [Elevation Sales] 1,247,604
  14. Up [Walt Disney Studios] 1,236,066
  15. Sherlock Holmes [Warner Home Video] 1,217,637
  16. Red Dead Redemption [Take-Two] 1,135,559
  17. The Fame (Lady Gaga) [Universal Music] 1,104,504
  18. The Hangover [Warner Home Video] 1,024,546
  19. Alice In Wonderland [Walt Disney Studios] 943,220
  20. Shrek Forever After - The Final Chapter [Paramount] 928,726

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