'Sherlock Holmes' tops video charts

Movie rises a spot in second week, pushing 'Alvin' to No. 2

Strong second-week sales lifted Warner Home Video's "Sherlock Holmes" to the top of both the national home video sales chart and the rental chart for the week ending April 11.

"Sherlock" narrowly captured the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, bumping the previous week's top seller, 20th Century Fox's "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," to No. 2. "Alvin" still managed to sell nearly 93% as many units as "Sherlock" in its second week in stores, according to Nielsen data.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, "Sherlock" remained at No. 1 for a second consecutive week, with just a 17% decline in total rental transactions. "Alvin" finished at a distant No. 2, generating 50% as much rental action as "Sherlock."

The top-selling new release of the week was Warner's Blu-ray Disc release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy." The pricey set, which lists for $99.98, debuted at No. 5 on the First Alert sales chart and at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Another new release that fared quite well in its first week in stores was First Look's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans." The film, which stars Nicolas Cage and was directed by Werner Herzog, debuted at No. 7 on the sales chart and No. 4 on the rental chart, despite a limited theatrical gross of less than $2 million.
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