'The Book of Eli' sweeps video charts
'When In Rome' and 'Family Guy' also releasedWarner Home Video scored a triple slam on the national home video charts for the week ending June 20, with "The Book of Eli" taking the top spot on all three charts.
The post-apocalyptic actioner, which stars Denzel Washington and grossed $94.8 million in theaters, bumped Walt Disney Studios' "Alice in Wonderland" out of the No. 1 position on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which it had held the two previous weeks. According to Nielsen data "Eli" outsold "Alice" by a nearly 3-1 margin during the week.
Two other new releases also bowed in the First Alert top 10: Disney comedy "When In Rome" at No. 5 and 20th Century Fox's "Family Guy, Vol. 8" at No. 7.
"Eli" also debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan's dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, with 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" rebounding to No. 2 from No. 4 and "Alice" slipping to No. 3.
"Eli" also triumphed in video rental stores, easily snagging the No. 1 position on Home Media Magazine's rental chart. "Rome," which grossed $32.7 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2, although with just 44% as much rental action as "Eli."
The previous week's top renter, Lionsgate's "From Paris With Love," slipped to No. 3.
"Eli" generated 35% of its first-week sales from the Blu-ray Disc version. Blu-ray Disc accounted for 33% of third-week sales for "Alice" and 46% of ninth-week sales for "Avatar."