A DVD Not Yet Departed


Warner Home Video’s multiple Oscar winner The Departed returned to the top spot on the national DVD sales chart the week ending March 4, bumping Paramount/DreamWorks’ Flushed Away, the previous week’s top seller, to No. 2.

Sony Pictures’ Stranger Than Fiction could only muster a third-place debut on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert chart. The film did snag a first-place bow on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, generating an estimated $6.8 million in revenue.

The Departed held fast at No. 2, earning an additional $6.6 million to bring its total rental earnings, after three weeks, to $25 million, or nearly 20% of its $129.4 theatrical take.

New Line’s Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny bowed at No. 6 on First Alert and No. 10 on the rental chart, while 20th Century Fox’s A Good Year debuted at No. 8 on both the DVD sales and rental charts.

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