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Robots rule — again. Showing remarkable staying power, Paramount Home Entertainment’s DVD release of DreamWorks’ “Transformers” remained at the top of both the national sales and rental charts for a second consecutive week.
On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ending Oct. 28, “Transformers” beat back a strong challenge from Walt Disney Studios’ “Meet the Robinsons,” which debuted at No. 2.
Two other new releases finished third and fourth for the week, respectively: MGM’s “Mr. Brooks” and Sony Pictures’ “Hostel 2.” Disney’s “Jungle Book” remained at No. 5.
HBO’s “The Sopranos — Season 6: Part 2,” the final installment in the mob drama’s hugely successful initial DVD run, bowed at No. 8
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, “Transformers” posted a revenue drop of just 14% from the previous week to remain at No. 1, with $8.6 million in revenue. “Mr. Brooks” bowed at No. 2, with rental earnings of $7.4 million, while “Meet the Robinsons” came in at No. 3, with $6.5 million.
A trio of new releases topped the Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week, led by “Meet the Robinsons” at No. 1 and continuing with “Mr. Brooks” at No. 2 and “Hostel 2” at No. 3. On the HD DVD sales chart, “Transformers” remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week, while Universal Studios’ season-one set of the TV show “Heroes” was No. 2 after two months in the market.
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