'Step Up 2' strikes a winning pose
Dis dance sequel nabs sales victory, but Lionsgate's 'Bank Job' makes off with rental title"Step Up 2 the Streets" danced into the top DVD sales spot while "The Bank Job" snatched the No. 1 rental slot for the week ending July 20.
On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Disney's "Step Up 2," which earned $58 million at the boxoffice, upstaged another new Disney title, "College Road Trip," which made $45.4 milion at the boxoffice and came in at No. 2. Lionsgate's "Bank Job" stole third place.
But "Bank Job," which earned $30 million in theaters, was one step ahead of "Step Up 2" on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week. The sequel debuted at No. 2, with "Road Trip" parking at No. 3.
Other newcomers included Summit Entertainment's "Penelope," which came in at No. 5 on the sales chart and No. 13 on the rental chart, and Fox's "Shutter," which closed at No. 7 on both charts. The films earned $10 million and $25.9 at the boxoffice, respectively.
HBO's "John Adams" benefited from its 23 Emmy nominations, reappearing on the top 20 sales chart at No. 12.
On the HD disc front, Batmania reigned again. Warner's "Batman Begins," the predecessor to the record-breaking theatrical sequel "The Dark Knight," managed to soar to the top of the Nielsen Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the second consecutive week, while Warner's "Batman: Gotham Knight," last week's No. 2 Blu-ray title, slid to No. 3 behind "Bank Job." (partialdiff)