Disney’s Game Plan Worked


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s The Game Plan, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, easily captured the top spot on the national DVD sales and rental charts for the week ending Jan. 27.

The film, which earned $89.7 million in theaters, sold 67% more units in its first week than its nearest competitor, fellow newcomer Saw IV, from Lionsgate, which debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart.

The previous week’s top seller, Fox’s “Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest,” slipped to No. 3 in its second week, while Lionsgate’s Good Luck Chuck fell two spots to No. 4.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, “Game Plan” came out ahead with estimated rental revenue of $10.2 million, bumping “Chuck,” the previous week’s top renter, to No. 2 with a $9.2 million take. Saw IV debuted at No. 3 with $8.2 million, or 13% of its $63.1 million theatrical gross.

Saw IV was the week’s top Blu-ray Disc seller, beating “Game Plan” among the early-adopter crowd. The Bourne Ultimatum was the top HD DVD seller for the week.