'Brooklyn's Finest' dominates video charts

Cop drama bumps 'Percy Jackson' to No. 2 on charts

Independent Anchor Bay Entertainment scored a rare triple win on the national home video charts the week ending July 11, with "Brooklyn's Finest," a cop drama from Overture Films that grossed just $27.2 million at the boxoffice.

The film, with a cast that includes Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes and Ethan Hawke, bumped the previous week's triple-winner, 20th Century Fox's "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," to No. 2 on all three charts.

"Brooklyn's Finest" won its most decisive victory on Blu-Ray Disc, even though just 25% of total unit sales were generated from the high-definition format. Nielsen data shows "Percy Jackson" sold just 70% as many Blu-ray Discs as "Brooklyn's Finest" during the week.

In overall disc sales, "Percy Jackson" sold 77% as many discs its second week in stores as "Brooklyn's Finest" -- on par with the two titles' relative rental performance, according to Home Media Magazine's rental chart.

Several new releases also fared well with consumers. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," from Music Box Home Entertainment, debuted at No. 4 on First Alert, right beyond Fox/MGM's "Hot Tub Time Machine," which slipped to No. 3 from No. 2 its second week in stores -- again, on all three charts.

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," a Swedish crime drama that is one of the top-grossing European films of the last decade, also bowed at No. 5 on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc sales chart and No. 15 on Home Media Magazine's rental chart.
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