'10,000 BC' clubs the competition
Prehistoric actioner debuts at top of all three DVD charts; 'Futurama' DTV feature strongWarner Home Video's "10,000 BC" scored a triple victory for the week ending June 29, topping the national DVD sales and rental charts as well as the Blu-ray Disc sales chart in its first week in stores.
The prehistoric epic, which grossed $94.8 million and cost more than $100 million to make, easily beat Paramount's "The Spiderwick Chronicles" for the No. 1 slot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The second-ranked children's fantasy earned $71.2 million at the boxoffice.
"10,000 BC" also topped Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, generating about 20% more activity than second-ranked "Fool's Gold," also from Warner, which was No. 1 the previous week.
"Spiderwick" bowed at No. 3 on the rental chart and generated about 76% as much activity as did "10,000 BC."
Universal's romantic comedy "Definitely, Maybe" debuted at No. 3 on First Alert, followed at No. 4 by "Fool's Gold," the previous week's top seller.
On the rental chart, "Definitely, Maybe" bowed at No. 6.
Also new to the First Alert sales chart was Fox's "Futurama the Movie: The Beast With a Billion Backs," the latest direct-to-video feature film based on the TV series. "Beast" bowed at No. 6, a strong debut for a direct-to-video release.
On the Blu-ray chart, "10,000 BC" easily took the top spot, with second-ranked "Spiderwick" selling 31% as many copies, according to Nielsen VideoScan. (partialdiff)