Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Chicken Little easily took the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending March 26, while New Line’s A History of Violence remained the No. 1 rental for the second consecutive week.
According to VideoScan data, Chicken Little, which grossed more than $135 million in theaters, outsold second-ranked Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story, from DreamWorks, by a nearly 4-to-1 margin.
Five other new releases bowed in the First Alert top 20: Genius Products’ Derailed at No. 4, Sony Pictures’ Capote at No. 5, Paramount’s complete seventh-season set of Comedy Central’s South Park at No. 9, Lionsgate’s In the Mix at No. 10 and Paramount’s “Mind of Mencia: Uncensored Season 1” at No. 19.
In rental stores, “Violence” took in an additional $7.7 million in its second week to bring its take to $17 million, or more than half of its total boxoffice earnings.
Derailed made a surprisingly strong showing, bowing at No. 2 on Home Media Retailing’s video rental chart for the week ending March 26 with estimated rental earnings of $6.6 million, 18% of its theatrical gross.
Capote could only muster a No. 3 debut on the rental chart, with earnings of $5.6 million, while Chicken Little clucked in at No. 7, with $3.9 million.