'Pineapple Express' tops DVD charts

'Righteous Kill' takes second in sales, rentals

The year is getting off to a fruity start, with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's "Pineapple Express" topping the national home video sales and rental charts its first week in stores.

The comedy, which grossed $87.3 million in U.S. theaters, easily took the No. 1 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine's rental chart, beating three other new releases.

The Anchor Bay thriller "Righteous Kill," with $40 million in theatrical earnings, debuted at No. 2 on both the sales and the rental chart. The film generated 86% as much rental action as "Express," but just 35% as much sales activity.

The 20th Century Fox actioner "Babylon A.D." debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart, right behind Paramount/DreamWorks' "Eagle Eye," the previous week's top seller. "Babylon" also rode its $22.5 million box office haul to a No. 4 debut on the rental chart, just behind the week's fourth new release, the Lionsgate thriller "Bangkok Dangerous." "Bangkok," which grossed $15.3 million in theaters, entered the First Alert sales chart at No. 5.

On the Blu-ray Disc chart, also from Nielsen VideoScan, "Pineapple Express" scored a first-place finish, while Warners' "The Dark Knight" slipped a notch to No. 2. "Righteous Kill" debuted at No. 3, followed by "Babylon A.D." at No. 4, "Eagle Eye" at No. 5 and "Bangkok Dangerous" at No. 6.