It’s Open Season on DVD


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Open Season easily took the top spot on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending Feb. 4. The animated feature, which generated $84.3 million in theaters, outsold its nearest competitor, 20th Century Fox’s The Marine, by a margin of nearly 3-to-1.

The Marine, which grossed $18.8 million at the boxoffice, managed to storm to the top of Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, earning an estimated $6.3 million to second-ranked Open Season‘s $6 million.

Two other new releases debuted in the top 10 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week: MGM’s Flyboys at No. 3 and Sony Pictures’ Facing the Giants at No. 7. Fox’s Little Miss Sunshine, meanwhile, rose from No. 10 to No. 8 its seventh week in stores.

On the rental chart, Flyboys also debuted at No. 3, with estimated earnings of $5.7 million. The previous week’s top renter, Lionsgate’s Saw III, slipped to No. 4, with rental earnings of $5.6 million.