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Empty"Family Guy Presents Blue Harvest," an hourlong special from the animated TV series, topped the national DVD sales chart for the week ending Jan. 20, besting several new theatrical releases.
"Blue Harvest," from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, pays homage to "Star Wars," with the DVD counting among its many extras an interview of George Lucas by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. The disc also is the first to include a digital copy available for download to the iPod.
Lionsgate's "Good Luck Chuck," which grossed $34.9 million at the boxoffice, finished a close second on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart. But the Dane Cook starrer did manage to top Home Media Magazine's video rental chart in its first week out, generating an estimated $11.6 million -- a third of its total theatrical gross -- in rental revenue alone.
Another comedy, New Line's "Mr. Woodcock" with Billy Bob Thornton, debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart with $10 million, or 39% of its $25.6 million theatrical take.
"Mr. Woodcock" bowed at No. 4 on the sales chart, just behind Lionsgate's "3:10 to Yuma," a Western remake that is the top-selling DVD release so far this year. "Yuma" debuted at No. 1 on the sales chart the previous week.
"Chuck" was the No. 1 Blu-ray Disc seller for the week, while "The Kingdom" continued its reign atop the HD DVD chart. Both high-def titles are only available in their respective formats.