'Fool's Gold' finds real DVD treasure
Warner adventure comedy outpaces all sellers, but 'Roscoe Jenkins' puts up a fightWarner Home Video's "Fool's Gold" topped the national home video sales and rental charts for the week ending June 22, besting two other new theatrical releases that also arrived in stores last week.
With boxoffice receipts of $70.2 million and a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland, the adventure film "Gold" handily nabbed the No. 1 position on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart. Universal's "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," a comedy starring Martin Lawrence that generated $42.2 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2.
The third spot on First Alert went to Warner's "The Bucket List," last week's top seller.
"Gold" also topped Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, with Fox's "Jumper" remaining at No. 2 for the second consecutive week. "Bucket List" slipped from No. 1 the previous week to No. 3. "Roscoe Jenkins" debuted at No. 4 on the rental chart but still managed to generate a not-too-shabby 80% as much activity in rental stores as "Gold."
"Be Kind Rewind," a New Line comedy starring Jack Black and Mos Def that earned $11 million at the boxoffice, debuted at No. 7 on the sales chart and at No. 6 on the rental chart.
"Jumper" was the No. 1 Blu-ray Disc seller, narrowly outpacing "Gold." "Bucket List" was No. 3. (partialdiff)