Why is ‘Zoolander’ so popular on Apple’s iTunes Store?

“iTunes users must be hypnotized by his ‘blue steel’ gaze, because Zoolander has been hanging out in the Top 10 movies purchased on iTunes,” Chris Albrecht reports for NewTeeVee. “Wait, what? An eight-year-old comedy is more popular than Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and High School Musical (parts 1 and 2)?”

Albrecht muses, “Either Ben Stiller is HUGE with iTunes users, or Apples sales are so low that it doesn’t take much to make it into the top 10. Zoolander isn’t even in the top 100 iTunes rentals.”

“For comparison, the digital download of Zoolander ranks #339 on Amazon Unbox, and the Zoolander DVD ranks #1,830,” Albrecht reports. “So why is Zoolander so darn popular on iTunes?”

Full article here.

The results are in, amigo. What’s left to ponder?


  1. people would probably prefer to purchase Ratatoullie or Pirates with the packaging and extras.
    Zoolander would be easy to just buy and watch instead of being caught with the case on your DVD shelf!!

  2. “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being a really, really, ridiculously good selling movie.”


    LOL… you gotta love that line… Zoolander is one of those movies that you and your family can watch over and over again. Thats right, families. Not the typical basement living in their mothers house 40 year old Windows weenies watching from UNBOX or other internet video crappy services on the X-Box. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Yeah, slappy, the group sex scene and drug use in Zoolander will go over great with my pre-teen kids.

    I’ve always wondered how I’d get the chance to explain the meaning of “ménage a trios” to my 9-year-old daughter.

    Or how to let my 7-year-old twins know that smoking Peyote for six straight days might make them think they’re rappelling down Mount Vesuvius.

    Thanks for the family film recommendation.

  4. Maybe it’s just one of Steve Jobs’ favorites, so he gave an order to keep Zoolander in the top 10 until further notice.

    And we all know that the penalty for violating one of SJ’s directives is far worse than anything Zoolander could inflict upon us.

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