'Disturbia' battles '300' for top spots


Warner Home Video's "300" juggernaut continued to roll over the competition in its second week in stores. The fast-paced action movie retained the top spot on the national home video sales chart for the week ending Aug. 12 despite a strong challenge from Paramount newcomer "Disturbia."

The thriller, with a boxoffice pedigree of more than $80 million, debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, though its total unit sales were only about 53% of what "300" did in its sophomore week.

"Disturbia" did manage a No. 1 bow on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart, generating $9.7 million. That was enough to push "300" to No. 2 even though the actioner managed to generate an additional $9.5 million, a decline of just 20% from its opening-week tally.

Warner's "TMNT" debuted at No. 3 on the First Alert sales chart but could only muster a 12th-place bow on the rental chart. Sony Pictures' "Are We Done Yet?" — a comedy starring Ice Cube that grossed $49.7 million in theaters — debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart and at No. 3 on the rental chart, with earnings pegged at $6.8 million.

Rounding out the First Alert top 5 was Fox's Season 10 set of "The Simpsons," which bowed at No. 5.

In the high-definition disc arena, "300" was the No. 1 seller on the Blu-ray Disc and the HD DVD charts.