Eragon Tops Blood Diamond in Sales


Fox Home Entertainment’s Eragon was the top seller on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart for the week ending March 25, while it debuted at No. 3 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart with an estimated $7.8 million in revenue.

Warner Home Video’s Blood Diamond, the week’s top renter with $9 million, bowed at No. 2 on First Alert.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Casino Royale, the previous week’s top seller and renter, finished third on the sales chart and second on the rental chart, with $8 million. After two weeks in stores, “Royale” is the year’s No. 2 DVD seller, behind Warner’s The Departed.

Rocky Balboa, also from Sony Pictures, debuted at No. 4 on both charts.