'Ratatouille' decorates top sales spot
'Chuck' on rental chart topWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment topped the national DVD sales chart with the animated theatrical hit "Ratatouille" the week ending Nov. 11, while Universal Studios topped the rental chart with the comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."
"Ratatouille" easily topped the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, selling approximately 40% more units than the previous week's top seller, Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man 3."
The third film in the Spider-Man franchise, however, remained in high sales demand its second week in stores, finishing the week at No. 3 on First Alert. "Chuck and Larry," which grossed just under $120 million in theaters, debuted as the week's No. 2 seller.
Rental demand propelled "Chuck and Larry" to the top of Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, with estimated rental earnings of $9.3 million.
"Ratatouille" debuted at No. 3 with $7.6 million, a surprisingly high debut for a title with such strong kid-appeal.
"Spider-Man 3" was No. 2 its second week in stores, with rental earnings of $8 million.
Another new release, 20th Century Fox's "Deck the Halls," debuted at No. 5 on the First Alert sales chart and No. 4 on the rental chart, with $6.2 million in rental revenue.
Paramount/DreamWorks' "Transformers" remained at the top of the HD DVD sales chart, while "Ratatouille" was at No. 1 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. Both titles are only available on those high-definition formats.