'Da Vinci' heavenly on DVD charts


Consumers cracked "The Da Vinci Code" in a big way. The controversial film, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, topped both the national DVD sales and rental charts the week ending Nov. 19.

In its first week in stores, "The Da Vinci Code," with a domestic boxoffice cume of $217.5 million, bumped Buena Vista's "Cars" from the top spot on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart and Paramount's "Mission: Impossible III" from the No. 1 position on Home Media Magazine's rental chart.

 "The Da Vinci Code" earned an estimated $11 million in rental revenue.

20th Century Fox scored a TV DVD coup when its "Family Guy: Volume 4" debuted at No. 3 on First Alert its first week in stores, just ahead of Universal Studios' "Accepted," a youth comedy that grossed $36.3 million in theaters.

Another comedy that experienced moderate success in theaters, 20th Century Fox's "John Tucker Must Die" ($41 million), debuted at No. 5 on the DVD sales chart.

"Accepted" debuted at No. 9 on Home Media Magazine's rental chart, with earnings estimated at $3.8 million. "John Tucker" bowed at No. 6, with $4.9 million.