Warner Home Video’s Happy Feet took the top spot on the national DVD sales chart, selling so well its first week in stores that it already is the No. 2 seller of the year, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The animated feature, which grossed $197.3 million in theaters, sold more than 4 million units its first week in stores, according to Home Media Magazine’s market research, outselling its nearest competitor, Sony Pictures’ The Pursuit of Happyness, by a margin of more than 2-to-1.
“Happyness,” which generated $163.6 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending April 1. The film did, however, manage a first-place debut on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, with a rental take estimated at $10 million.
“Feet” debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart with $8.3 million, bumping the previous week’s top renter, Warner’s Blood Diamond, to No. 3.
On the sales chart, a third new release debuted at No. 3, Universal’s Children of Men, with the No. 4 slot going to 20th Century Fox’s Eragon, the previous week’s top seller.