300 crushed the competition during its second week in video stores, retaining the top spot on the national sales chart despite a strong challenge from Disturbia, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The newcomer, with a box office gross of more than $80 million, debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending August 12, though its total unit sales were only about 53% of those of 300.
Disturbia did manage a No. 1 bow on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart, generating $9.7 million. That was enough to push 300 to No. 2 with $9.5 million.
TMNT debuted at No. 3 on the sales chart but could muster only a 12th-place bow on the rental chart.
The Ice Cube comedy sequel Are We Done Yet? debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart and at No. 3 on the rental chart, with earnings pegged at $6.8 million. Fox’s Season 10 set of “The Simpsons” bowed at No. 5 on the sales chart.
In the high-definition disc arena, 300 was the No. 1 seller on both the Blu-ray Disc and the HD DVD charts.