'Knocked Up' rules sales charts

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DVD buyers got "Knocked Up" like crazy in the week ending Sept. 30, snapping up an estimated 3.5 million copies of the Universal comedy and sending it straight to No. 1 on the national home video sales chart.

"Knocked Up" also proved a rental powerhouse, topping Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the same week with estimated earnings of $10.1 million.

No other DVD came close to "Knocked Up" on the sales front. Paramount's "Next," a sci-fi actioner with Nicolas Cage that grossed a disappointing $18 million at the boxoffice, debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart but sold a little more than 10% as many copies as "Knocked Up." The film fared better in rental stores, generating $6.9 million in its first week out, nearly 40% of its theatrical total.

The previous week's top seller and renter, Warner's "We Are Marshall," slipped to No. 3 on both charts.

The only other new release to crack the First Alert top 10 was the Lionsgate horror movie "Bug," starring Ashley Judd, which earned $7 million in theaters.

In the high-definition disc arena, "Knocked Up" bowed at No. 1 on the HD DVD chart in its first week out, while Warner's "300" regained the top spot on the Blu-ray Disc chart. "Knocked Up" is not available on Blu-ray.
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