'Wolverine' repeats atop video charts

'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' snags No. 1 rental spot

"X" marks the spot, again.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was the week’s top home video seller for the second consecutive week, once again topping both Nielsen VideoScan’s overall First Alert sales chart and the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” however, snagged the top rental spot on Home Media Magazine’s weekly chart, bumping “Wolverine” to No. 2. Rental demand for the Warner Home Video release, which grossed $55.3 million in theaters, was so high that “Ghosts” racked up more than twice as many rental transactions as “Wolverine” in the week ending Sept. 27.

On the sales front, however, “Ghosts” could only muster a No. 2 debut on the overall home video sales chart, selling 72% as many copies its first week in stores as “Wolverine” did in its sophomore week. Of week two unit sales for “Wolverine,” 24% came from Blu-ray Disc, slightly less than in week one.

Another Warner comedy, “Observe and Report,” debuted at No. 3 on both the sales and rental charts.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Paramount Home Entertainent’s boxed set of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” movies debuted at No. 2, with “Observe and Report” debuting at No. 3 and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” bowing at No. 4.

In other chart action, Warner’s new direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movie, “Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins,” debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart -- a strong showing considering this is the first live-action film without a theatrical release.
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