'Hannah Montana' tops sales chart again
Julia Roberts' 'Duplicity' takes No. 1 rental spotWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" was the No. 1 home video seller for the second consecutive week, while three titles from Universal Studios -- "Duplicity," "Fighting" and "The Last House on the Left" -- snagged the top three spots on the national video rental chart for the week ending Aug. 30.
On the Nielsen VideoScan sales chart, "Hannah Montana" fended off competition from the two Universal titles that were new in stores last week. "Duplicity," a romantic thriller starring Julia Roberts that grossed $40.6 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2, while "Fighting," an actioner about street fighting that took in $23 million, bowed at No. 3. "Hannah" scored an easy victory, with both new titles selling 70% and 69%, respectively, as many copies as the Miley Cyrus hit.
"Fighting" did, however, take the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc chart, narrowly squeaking by Walt Disney's "Adventureland," a comedy that grossed $16 million in theaters and stars Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame. On the overall home video sales chart, "Adventureland" debuted at No. 6 behind "House: Season Five" from Universal Studios and Warner's "Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season."
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, "Duplicity" scored just as impressive a victory as "Hannah Montana" did on the sales chart. "Duplicity" entered the chart solidly in control of the No. 1 spot, with second-ranked "Fighting" generating 70% as much rental action as the Roberts flick. Horror remake "The Last House on the Left," which debuted at No. 1 the previous week, slipped to No. 3, with 42% as much rental action as "Duplicity."