Constantine is Hot on DVD


Warner Home Video’s Constantine has become the latest comic book-based movie to top the sales charts, entering VideoScan’s First Alert chart at No. 1 its first week in stores.

The film, which grossed $75.5 million in theaters, proved so popular at retail that while the regular DVD was ranked No. 1, the deluxe edition, which includes a comic book-and a heftier price tag-clocked in at No. 4.

Another new release, Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Ice Princess, took the No. 2 spot on the preliminary national sales chart for the week ending July 24, bumping last week’s top seller, Warner’s Million Dollar Baby, to No. 3.

Million Dollar Baby, however, remained the top renter for the week ending July 24, earning an additional $12 million to bring its two-week take to $27.4 million.