Disney’s Hogs Go Wild


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s Wild Hogs ($168.2 million theatrical gross) shot to the top of the national video sales and rental charts for the week ending Aug. 19, leaving in the dust a handful of other new theatrical features.

On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, “Hogs” scored an easy victory in its first week in stores, outselling its closest rival, second-ranked 300 from Warner Home Video, by a margin of nearly 4-to-1. Wild Hogs also was No. 1 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, generating an estimated $9.9 million in revenue.

New Line’s Fracture debuted at No. 3 on the sales and rental charts. In rental stores, the film, which grossed $39 million in theaters, earned an estimated $6.7 million in its first week out.

Screen Gems’ Vacancy bowed at No. 5 on First Alert and No. 4 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart with an estimated rental take of $6.4 million, or 34% of its $18.7 million theatrical gross.

On the high-definition disc charts, 300 remained the top seller in the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats.