The Beatles are back.

The remastered Beatles CDs are a hit, and so are the box sets. All told, the Beatles sold 400,000 individual CDs since last Wednesday, when their catalog was reissued. They also sold nearly 24,000 stereo box sets and about 20,000 mono box sets.

If all their sales had been treated as one title, the Beatles would have finished second for the week. Jay Z’s The Blueprint Pt. 3 was number 1.

This is probably just the beginning for Beatles sales. With the holiday season upon us quickly, look for many of the titles to stay on the charts. This week, the group had four of the top 10 albums as well: Abbey Road was number 3, Sgt. Pepper was 6, The White Album was 7, and Rubber Soul was 9.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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