Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Sin City took the top spot on the preliminary national sales chart and the rental chart for the week ending August 21, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller graphic novel adaptation trounced fellow newcomer The Wedding Date, from Universal, by a nearly 4-to-1 margin on VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart. Sin City grossed $74 million at the domestic box office, a little more than twice what The Wedding Date earned.
On Home Media Retailing’s rental chart for the week ending August 21, Sin City generated an estimated $9.84 million; Wedding Date, a romantic comedy starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, made $8.54 million.
20th Century Fox’s “The Simpsons: The Complete Sixth Season” sold 70% as many copies as Wedding Date despite a hefty retail price tag of $49.98.
Dave Chappelle — For What It’s Worth, from Sony Pictures, debuted at No. 6. The title is a live stand-up performance at San Francisco’s legendary Winterland.