YouTube's most-watched videos of the week: 'StarCraft,' 'Step Up,' and Batman for the dogs

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Video game and movie trailers are featured in this week's top ten, alongside a singing dog and flying donkey.

1) StarCraft II - Ghosts of the Past Trailer - The extended trailer for the video game dominates this week's top ten. 4,053,774 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_E83GfWM-A

2) BATMAN!! - Pugs crying out for superheroes? They can only be unearthed by vlogger Ray William Johnson. 3,163,943 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDjKPevrOXY

3) What Passes for Excitement at an Orioles Game - This is what happens if security guards eat too many doughnuts. 3,112,816 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffWxVvHLwXM

4) Annoying Orange: Lady Pasta - YouTube personality Orange spoofs Gaga. And might actually have a point. 2,239,751 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3WPKznFvfk

5) Maroon 5 - Misery (VEVO Summer Sets) - The band impress the crowd with a sound that's almost undistinguishable from a CD recording. 2,358,348 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxg5LiycpDY

6) BEST CREW vs POREOTICS - YouTube personality Nigahiga is back with his brand new crew to take on the Season 5 winners of America's Best Dance Crew. 2,345,945 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IA4p-CHw4Q

7) Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind) - A Welsh group makes fun of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys's famous hymn to New York, describing their native Newport's gems. 1,871,142 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNfbX6uvA6s

8) Flying donkey shocks beachgoers in Russia's south - Russian promoters made a donkey parasail for advertising purposes; they now face two years in jail. 1,766,981 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEep5BrexT0

9) Ragazze ad Ostia -di N.Veschi e A.Cavaliere - Speaking in a "heavy Rome accent" that is considered "vulgar" by some Italians is apparently enough for these girls to attain (unwanted) internet fame. 1,740,842 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJiEbXTQqos

10) Step Up 3D: Behind the Moves, Pt. 2 - The makers of the movie tease their audience with another making-of video prior to the August 6 release. 1,684,164 views.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdWZ5cIDalk

Data collected on YouTube.com on Friday, July 30, 2010.

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