A History of Violence snagged the top spot on the DVD rental chart its first week in stores, but the Oscar-nominated crime drama wasn’t able to topple Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from the No. 1 position on the DVD sales chart.
The Hollywood Reporter says the fourth film in the “Harry Potter” franchise outsold “Violence,” which stars Oscar nominee William Hurt, by a margin of nearly 2-1 during the week ended March 19.
Also new on the sales chart last week: Good Night, And Good Luck, debuting at No. 5, and the direct-to-video Barbie-Fairytopia: Mermadia, which bowed at No. 6.
“Violence” generated a solid $9.3 million in rental revenue its first week in stores to snatch the top spot on trade publication Home Media Retailing’s video rental chart from Walk the Line, which slipped to No. 2. For the week, the Johnny Cash biopic generated an additional $5.8 in revenue to bring its total rental take after three weeks to $22.2 million.
Good Night, And Good Luck debuted at No. 3 with rental earnings of $5.5 million.