Touchdown for 'Marshall' on vid charts
EmptyThe fourth quarter has not officially begun, but studios already are rolling out choice releases that might be light on boxoffice but heavy on cult appeal.
The top seven sellers on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending Sept. 23 are new releases, led by Warner Home Video's "We Are Marshall" at No. 1 and the Weinstein Co./ Genius release "Death Proof" at a strong No. 2.
The third spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart was claimed by 20th Century Fox's fifth volume of "Family Guy" episodes, while a pair of direct-to-video features — Warner's "Superman: Doomsday" and Universal's "Barbie as the Island Princess" — took positions four and five, respectively.
Warner's "Smallville: Season 6" debuted at No. 6 on the sales chart, while Lionsgate's "The Condemned," an action thriller that grossed $7.3 million in theaters, bowed at No. 7.
In rental stores, "Marshall" also was No. 1, with estimated rental revenue of $4.6 million according to Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week. "Condemned" bowed at No. 2 with $4.2 million.
"Death Proof," one half of the gory "Grindhouse" theatrical feature, debuted at No. 4 on the rental chart in its first week out with an estimated $2.9 million.
On the high-definition disc charts, a pair of hot new releases, both from Warner, stormed to the top. On Blu-ray, it was the director's cut of "Troy"; on the HD DVD chart, it was "Marshall."