Magical Debut for Cinderella III


Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Cinderella III: A Twist in Time topped the national DVD sales chart its first week in stores, despite heavy competition from DreamWorks/Paramount’s Flags of Our Fathers.

“Cinderella III” sold about 80% more copies than second-ranked “Flags,” according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert data. “Flags” did manage a first-place finish on the video rental chart for the week ending Feb. 11, generating an estimated $7.7 million in rental revenue, or 23% of its theatrical earnings.

Fox’s Flicka debuted at No. 3 on First Alert after generating $21 million at the boxoffice. The film bowed at No. 5 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart with $4.1 million, just slightly more than sixth-ranked The Grudge 2, from Sony Pictures. The horror sequel, which grossed $39 million in theaters, debuted at No. 5 on First Alert.

Universal’s Hollywoodland which only mustered $14.4 million in theaters, debuted at No. 8 on both First Alert and Home Media Magazine’s rental chart.