Runaway Jury & Lion King 1 1/2 Remain Strong


Runaway Jury took the top sot in weekly rental revenue while coming in a close second to DVD sell-through giant The Lion King 1 1/2 for the week ending Feb. 22. During its first week in release, the drama has sold about 2 million DVD units and has generated an estimated $30 million in gross consumer spending, or more than triple its $9.5 million opening-weekend boxoffice take (the film’s box office gross to date is $49.4 million), according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s animated feature The Lion King 1 1/2 was the nation’s number one pick in the VHS and DVD sell-through categories for the second consecutive week and generated an estimated $3.23 million in weekly gross rental revenue in the number 10 slot for a 12-day total of about $6.7 million.

Paramount Home Entertainment’s Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star was the nation’s second top choice when it came to video rentals, generating an estimated $6.9 million in gross rental revenue after its first five days on store shelves. The comedy debuted at number four on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert DVD sales chart for the same frame.

Meanwhile, Universal Studios Home Video’s Academy Award contender Lost in Translation moved up from 4th to 3rd on VideoScan’s First Alert DVD weekly sales chart. The film also has maintained its rental legs, remaining in the top 10 video rentals last week, generating an estimated $3.4 million for a 19-day cume of about $13 million.