'Hurt Locker' tops week's rental chart

'I Can Do Bad All by Myself' takes No. 1 sales spot

It was a split decision on the home video charts last week.

"I Can Do Bad All by Myself," the latest Tyler Perry comedy from Lionsgate, topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart its first week in stores, while the Summit Entertainment actioner "The Hurt Locker" debuted at No. 1 on Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week ending Jan. 17.

The Perry film, which grossed $51.7 million in U.S. theaters, fought two other new theatrical releases for the top slot. "Hurt Locker," with just $12.6 million in boxoffice receipts, bowed at No. 2 but still sold about 80% as many units as "I Can Do Bad."

A third new release, Sony Pictures' "Halloween II," debuted at No. 5 on the sales chart even though it earned $33.4 million on the big screen, more than twice as much as "Hurt Locker."

On the rental chart, "Hurt Locker" was an easy winner, bumping Sony Pictures' "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," No. 1 the previous week, to the No. 2 position. "Halloween II" bowed at No. 3, while "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" entered the chart at No. 5, generating just 36.9% as many rental turns as "Hurt Locker."

"Hurt Locker" also scored an impressive victory on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc sales chart, debuting at No. 1. Warner's "The Hangover" hung onto the No. 2 position, while "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," No. 1 the previous week, slipped all the way down to No. 7.

"Hurt Locker" generated 35% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, while "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" sales were 95% DVD.
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