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. 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.

  2. Yeah, not so much a kid-friendly movie (remembering the massage scene with the animitronic appendage under the sheet…)

    But, I love the movie! (And we own the DVD)

    Mugatu is my favorite character, especially whenever he says “That Hansel is so hot right now…” 😀

  3. Wow, he really rips apart iTunes and Zoolander. Lucky for them, no one really reads his NewTEEVEE magazine or whatever it’s called.

    To help Ben Stiller (and others) use his Apple TV, Apple should start the “Apple Inc. Center for People Who Can’t Operate Their Apple TVs Good, and Want To Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too.”

    I think it has potential.

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