Tyler Perry's 'Family' preys on top DVD spot

Outsales all theatrical releases for the week

Tyler Perry's "The Family That Preys" helped the franchise regain some of its momentum as the DVD release of the film from Lionsgate shot to the top of the national home video sales chart its first week in stores.

The drama, which grossed $37.1 million in U.S. theaters, topped a slate of midrange theatricals released last week. "My Best Friend's Girl" ($19.2 million), also from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Jan. 18, even though it sold less than half as many copies as "The Family That Preys."

The 20th Century Fox horror film "Mirrors" ($30.7 million) bowed at No. 4 on the sales chart, while the Warner/New Line Western "Appaloosa" ($20.2 million) entered the chart at No. 5.

Sony Pictures' "Pineapple Express" slid to No. 2 on the sales chart but retained its top slot on Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, followed by "My Best Friend's Girl" at No. 2. Anchor Bay's "Righteous Kill" slipped from No. 2 to No. 3 in its second week in stores, while fourth place on the rental chart went to "Mirrors."

Of the other new releases, "The Family That Preys" debuted at No. 7 on the rental chart and "Appaloosa" at No. 9.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, also from Nielsen VideoScan, Warner's "The Dark Knight" regained the No. 1 slot yet again, even though it's been out since early December. The film had slipped to No. 2 the previous week, briefly losing ground to "Pineapple Express," which is now No. 2.
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