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. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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