Friday, December 30, 2016
Debbie Reynolds’s movies are making their way back to the top of the chart after her death. On platforms like Amazon and iTunes, her best known flicks, such as “Singin’ in the Rain,” which is sitting at number one on Amazon’s best sellers list, are jumping in ranks. “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and “Tammy and the Bachelor” are both in the top four best selling DVDs on Amazon. On iTunes, Reynolds’s films, most of which are at least twenty years old, have been moved to the “New” and “Noteworthy” lists since her passing. Also, YouTube says that searches for clips from “Singin’ in the Rain” have increased by 1000% within one day of her death.
See Debbie Reynolds Singin’ in the Gains: Death Causes Spike in Sales, Searches, TMZ, December 29, 2016.