Sony’s Surf’s Up topped both the national sales and rental charts last week.
The animated comedy outperformed Evan Almighty, which grossed nearly twice as much in U.S. theaters. “Evan” debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and at No. 4 on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart.
The previous week’s top sellers, Disney’s The Jungle Book and Fox’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, slipped to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, on the sales chart.
On the rental chart, Surf’s Up generated an estimated $8.1 million, while “Silver Surfer” logged a second week at No. 2 with $7.3 million. “Evan” collected $6.4 million.
On the high-definition disc front, Evan Almighty easily captured the top spot on the HD DVD sales chart in its debut week, while “Silver Surfer” remained atop the Blu-ray Disc charts. Both titles are only available in their respective formats.