'Chipmunks' and 'Blood' in top spots


Alvin! You've done it again.

"Alvin and the Chipmunks," from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, was the top DVD seller for the second consecutive week, while Paramount's Oscar-lauded "There Will Be Blood" topped the rental chart in its first week in release.

"Chipmunks" beat back a stiff challenge from Sony's "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" to remain atop the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending April 13. The Sony fantasy, which grossed $40.4 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2, just ahead of the Daniel Day-Lewis starrer "Blood."

Other DVDs debuting in the First Alert Top 10 include Sony's "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (No. 5) and MGM's "Lions for Lambs" (No. 7).

In rental stores, "Blood" generated an estimated $8.5 million in rental stores, or 21.2% of its theatrical gross, to top Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week. "Chipmunks," the previous week's top renter, finished a strong No. 2, generating an estimated $7.2 million in its sophomore week. "Lions for Lambs" debuted at No. 3 with $6.8 million, "Water Horse" bowed at No. 4 with $6.7 million and "Walk Hard" finished seventh with estimated rental revenue of $5.7 million.

Warner's "I Am Legend" again was the top-selling high-definition title for the week.