Tweens are a buying machine
Dis music titles 'Camp Rock,' 'Hannah Montana' take two of top three sales spotsThe appeal of the Disney brand to tweens was apparent on DVD for the week ending Aug. 24, as "Camp Rock" and "Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" debuted at Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, on the national home video sales chart.
Sandwiched in between was Fox's "Street Kings," which overcame a boxoffice gross of just $26.4 million to debut at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and No. 1 on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart.
The cop thriller handily beat Sony's horror remake "Prom Night," which despite a boxoffice of $43.9 million bowed at No. 7 on the sales chart and No. 2 on the rental chart.
For the first time in recent memory, the eight top-selling videos were new releases. Universal scored another direct-to-video success story with the sequel "The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior," which debuted at No. 4 and sold more than 700,000 copies in its first week in stores, according to the studio.
Paramount's Season 2 set of the Showtime series "Dexter" debuted at No. 5, Universal's Season 4 set of "House" entered the chart at No. 6 and Warner's first-season set of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" bowed at No. 8.
On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, "Street Kings" debuted at No. 1, with "Connor" bowing at No. 2 and "Scorpion King 2" entering the chart at No. 3. (partialdiff)