Surf’s Up DVD Rides Wave to Dual Wins


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.