'Marley & Me' tops video charts

'Slumdog Millionaire' bows at No. 2

"Marley & Me," from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, exhibited both bark and bite when it debuted on home video last week, topping the national DVD sales and rental charts the week ending April 5.

The family hit, with a $143 million theatrical pedigree, easily captured the No. 1 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week, besting two other new releases -- including fellow Fox release "Slumdog Millionaire," this year's best picture Oscar winner.

"Slumdog Millionaire" debuted at No. 2 on the sales chart, selling about 65% as many discs as "Marley."

Summit Entertainment's "Twilight" slipped to No. 3 after two consecutive weeks at No. 1.

Two other new releases debuted in the First Alert top 10: the Sony Pictures drama "Seven Pounds" at No. 5 and Walt Disney Studios' "Bedtime Stories" at No. 7.

"Marley" also bowed at No. 1 on Home Media Magazine's weekly rental chart, with "Seven Pounds" following at No. 2 and "Slumdog Millionaire" at No. 3. "Seven Pounds" generated 69% as much rental activity as "Marley," while "Slumdog" was close behind at 65%.

MGM's "Quantum of Solace," the previous week's top renter, slipped to No. 4.

On the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc chart, "Quantum of Solace" held onto the No. 1 slot, with "Slumdog Millionaire" a close No. 2, selling more than 97% as many units as the latest James Bond film. "Marley & Me" debuted at No. 3.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 13% of total "Slumdog" sales, as opposed to just 7% of "Marley" sales.
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