'Witch,' 'Obsessed' top video charts
'Fast & Furious' slips to No. 3 in sales and rentalsWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's "Race to Witch Mountain" took the No. 1 spot on the national home video sales chart the week ending Aug. 9, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment topped the rental chart with "Obsessed."
"Witch Mountain," a reimagining of 1975's "Escape to Witch Mountain" that grossed $67.21 million during its theatrical run earlier this year, easily took the sales crown its first week in stores. "Obsessed," ranked second on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, sold just 72% as many copies as the Disney family adventure.
But in rental stores, the order was reversed, with "Obsessed" topping Home Media Magazine's weekly rental rankings and "Witch Mountain" -- which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- in the No. 2 spot, with 78% as much rental action.
Both films had similar boxoffice tallies. "Obsessed," a thriller with Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter, grossed $68.3 million in U.S. theaters.
Universal Studios' "Fast & Furious," the previous week's top seller and renter, slipped to No. 3 on both charts. But on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc chart, the action sequel remained on top for the second consecutive week, with "Witch Mountain" debuting at No. 2 and "Obsessed" at No. 4, behind Warner's "Watchmen."
Blu-ray Disc sales accounted for 19% of Week 2 sales for "Fast & Furious," according to Nielsen VideoScan data. "Race to Witch Mountain" generated 11% of its sales from the Blu-ray Disc version, while "Obsessed" was surprisingly far behind, with just 6% of sales from the Blu-ray Disc.