'Madagascar 3' Tops Home Entertainment Charts

4:44 PM PST 10/24/2012 by Thomas K. Arnold

"Prometheus" slips to No. 2, while "2016: Obama's America" makes a surprisingly strong debut at No. 4.

 

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, one of the last DreamWorks home video releases distributed by Paramount, topped the national sales charts its first week in stores, debuting at No. 1 on both Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

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Making a surprisingly strong showing was the political documentary 2016: Obama’s America, from Lionsgate, which despite a DVD-only release and a limited theatrical run debuted at No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, two spots ahead of fellow newcomer Universal Studios’ Moonrise Kingdom, a romantic comedy that earned $45.5 million in theaters and stars Bruce Willis.

Twentieth Century Fox’s Prometheus, which bowed at No. 1 on both charts the previous week, slipped to No. 2 on both charts for the week ending Oct. 21.

The studio’s Blu-ray 3D reissue of Avatar snagged a No. 5 debut on First Alert and a No. 4 bow on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

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Walt Disney Studios’ The Avengers, in its fourth week in stores, came in at No. 3 on First Alert and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.

On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, the Sony Pictures comedy That’s My Boy debuted at No. 1 while Madagascar 3 bowed at No. 2. Universal Studios’ Snow White and the Huntsman fell to No. 3 from No. 1 the prior week, while The Avengers slipped from No. 2 to No. 4.

For complete DVD and Blu-ray sales and rental charts, visit www.HomeMediaMagazine.com.

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