'How To Train Your Dragon' Repeats Atop Sales, Rental Charts

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"Predators," which stars Adrien Brody and took in $52 million in theaters, took the silver medal in selling the most DVDs.

There’s no stopping DreamWorks’ Dragon.

The family film with a $217.6 million box office pedigree, distributed on disc by Paramount Home Entertainment, again topped the national home video sales charts for the second consecutive week -- and was the No. 1 renter as well in its first full week in stores.

Coming in at No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart was 20th Century Fox’s Predators, a science-fiction thriller starring Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne and Danny Trejo that collected $52 million in theaters.

Predators sold 53% as many discs as How To Train Your Dragon in the week ending Oct. 24 and 85% as many Blu-ray Discs, Nielsen data shows. Of each title’s total unit sales during the week, Blu-ray accounted for 26% of Dragon and 42% of Predators.

The new 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray Disc release of cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, made quite a splash in stores, landing at No. 5 on the Blu-ray Disc sales chart and pushing overall sales of the film to No. 11 on First Alert.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Dragon easily captured the top spot, despite a stiff challenge from Universal Studios’ Robin Hood, which last week became available at both Netflix and Redbox after the expiration of its 28-day window. Robin Hood finished at No. 2 on the rental chart, just ahead of Sony Pictures’ The Karate Kid, which slipped to No. 3 from No. 1 the previous week.

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