'Cars 2' Beats Out 'Crazy Stupid Love' on Home Entertainment Charts

Cars 2 - Movie Still: Lightning McQueen, Mater - H - 2011
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The Steve Carell-Ryan Gosling romantic comedy didn't appear among the top rentals for the week as Warner Bros. delays release to oulets by 28 days.

Walt Disney Studios’s Cars 2 sped to the top of the national home video sales charts its first week in stores, and generated nearly half its sales from Blu-ray Disc – a significantly high percentage for an animated family film. The film’s strong showing on Blu-ray is due, in part, to its availability in Blu-ray 3D, which accounted for 17 percent of total disc sales.

Cars 2, a belated sequel to the 2006 Disney-Pixar blockbuster, didn’t quite stack up to its predecessor in terms of box office earnings. The film earned $191.2 million in U.S. theaters, while the original made $244 million.

But the home entertainment release far outraced the competition in the week ending Nov. 6, outselling the week’s No. 2 seller, Warner’s Crazy, Stupid, Love – a Steve Carell-Ryan Gosling comedy with an $83.9 million theatrical pedigree – by a margin of more than 5 to 1.

Paramount’s Captain America: The First Avenger slipped to No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. The superhero actioner, with a box office haul of $176.6 million, had debuted at No. 1 the previous week. The film also retained the top spot on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart, with Cars 2 debuting at No. 4, behind Sony Pictures’ Bad Teacher, repeating at No. 2, and Universal Studios’ Fast Five, catapulting to No. 3 after a month-long holdback from Netflix and Redbox.

As Warner is one of the three studios that delays releasing product to rental outlets by 28 days, Crazy, Stupid, Love did not appear among the top 20 rentals.

The comedy did debut at No. 4 on Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, behind Cars 2, Captain America and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.