'Green Lantern,' 'Horrible Bosses' Top DVD Sales Charts

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Hollywood optimism about a strong fourth quarter for Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales continued the week ending Oct. 16, as the summer tentpoles continued to roll out and score impressive first-week sales.

Warner Home Video’s Green Lantern was the top seller on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, even though it came out on a Friday instead of the traditional Tuesday and thus was only tracked for three rather than six days. Fellow newcomer Horrible Bosses, also from Warner, finished second.

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Meanwhile, Walt Disney Studios’ Blu-ray Disc reissue of The Lion King – the 3D version of which, to the surprise of many, stormed to the top of the box office charts a month ago - remained at No. 1 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the second consecutive week. Green Lantern was No. 2, with unit sales just a hair below, while Horrible Bosses finished third.

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Earlier releases continue to sell well, particularly on Blu-ray, including Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Thor, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class and Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Universal Studios’ Bridesmaids and Fast Five. The latter debuted at No. 1 the previous week and finished at No. 3 last week, selling 76 percent as many units its sophomore week as newcomer Green Lantern – a surprisingly strong showing for a week-old title.

In the rental world, Sony Pictures topped Home Media Magazine’s weekly chart with the $80.3 million comedy Zookeeper, which was available across all channels, including Netflix and Redbox. Paramount’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon slipped to No. 2. On the First Alert sales chart, Zookeeper debuted at No. 6.

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