'Feet' stands in place as No. 1 seller
EmptyRepetition reigned on the DVD charts the week ending April 15 as the previous week's respective top seller and renter, Warner Home Video's "Happy Feet" and Universal Studios' "The Good Shepherd," remained at No. 1.
"Feet," the animated blockbuster with $197.6 million in domestic boxoffice earnings, has been the top DVD seller for three consecutive weeks, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales data. "Shepherd" has topped Home Media Magazine's rental chart for two weeks, since its debut, and has now generated an estimated $15.8 million in rental revenue, or 26.4% of its theatrical gross.
In a week in which the biggest new release was Genius Products' "Bobby," from the Weinstein Co., the seven top renters remain unchanged from the previous week. "Bobby," which earned $11.2 million in theaters, debuted at No. 8 on the rental chart and No. 5 on the sales chart.
Paramount's "Charlotte's Web" held down the No. 2 spot on First Alert its sophomore week, while Sony Pictures' "The Pursuit of Happyness" switched places with "Shepherd" to finish the week at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
On the high-definition disc front, Nielsen VideoScan data shows that through April 8, Blu-ray Disc titles have accounted for 69% of all next-generation software sales since the beginning of the year, with HD DVD at 31%.