'Eli' tops video sales charts for second week
'Green Zone' is top rental; 'Toy Story' films revisit sales chartsIt was a split decision on the national home video charts for the week ending June 27.
Warner Home Video's "The Book of Eli" remained the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc for the second consecutive week, while newcomer "Green Zone," from Universal Studios, was the top rental.
"Green Zone" was a close second on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert and Blu-ray Disc sales charts, in each case selling more than 90% as many copies as "The Book of Eli." "Green Zone" had earned $35 million in theaters, and "The Book of Eli" made $94.8 million.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, "Green Zone" was a clear winner, with second-ranked "The Book of Eli" dropping to No. 2 after debuting the previous week at No. 1. Rental activity for "The Book of Eli" slipped 17%, and overall the title generated 59% as many rental transactions as "Green Zone," a military thriller starring Matt Damon.
Other than "Green Zone," several other new releases came to market last week, including Summit Entertainment's "Remember Me," a romantic comedy with a $19 million theatrical gross that debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart and No. 3 on the rental chart, and the Paramount/DreamWorks comedy "She's Out of My League" ($31.6 million), which bowed at No. 9 on the sales chart and 6 on the rental chart.
The theatrical success of "Toy Story 3" in theaters propelled the two previous installments in the Pixar/Disney franchise back onto the sales charts. "Toy Story 2" was No. 3 in both overall disc sales and in Blu-ray Disc sales for the week, while the original "Toy Story" was No. 5 on First Alert and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.