'Married' walks aisle for DVD win
EmptyLionsgate captured the top spot on the national DVD sales chart with Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?"
The latest best-selling DVD from the successful comedy helmer grossed $55 million in theaters and debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Feb. 17, beating several theatrical competitors from the major studios.
Sony's "We Own the Night," with $28.6 million in boxoffice receipts, debuted at No. 2. Warner's "No Reservations" ($43.1 million) bowed at No. 3, while Disney's "Gone Baby Gone" ($19.6 million) entered the chart at No. 5, right behind Disney's "Snow Buddies," the previous week's top DVD seller.
Another Perry release, the play "What's Done in the Dark," also from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 8.
"Gone Baby Gone" might not have generated huge purchase demand, but it did emerge as the week's top renter according to Home Media Magazine's chart for the week. The Disney/Miramax crime drama generated an estimated $8.9 million in rental revenue.
"Night," another crime drama, debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart with estimated earnings of $7.9 million. The romantic comedy "Reservations" debuted at No. 5 with $4.6 million, while "Married" bowed at No. 15 with $3.5 million.
On the high-definition disc front, "Night" was the top-selling Blu-ray Disc release of the week, while Paramount's "Transformers" was No. 1 on the HD DVD chart.