Lionsgate captured the top spot on the national DVD sales chart with Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, says The Hollywood Reporter. The film grossed $55 million in theaters and debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Feb. 17, beating several theatrical competitors from the major studios.
Sony’s We Own the Night debuted at No. 2. Warner’s No Reservations bowed at No. 3, while Disney’s Gone Baby Gone entered the chart at No. 5, right behind Disney’s Snow Buddies, the previous week’s top DVD seller.
Another Perry release, the play What’s Done in the Dark, also from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 8.
Gone Baby Gone emerged as the week’s top renter according to Home Media Magazine’s chart for the week. The Disney/Miramax crime drama, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck, generated an estimated $8.9 million in rental revenue.
“Night,” another crime drama, debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart with estimated earnings of $7.9 million. The romantic comedy “Reservations” debuted at No. 5 with $4.6 million, while “Married” bowed at No. 15 with $3.5 million.
On the high-definition disc front, “Night” was the top-selling Blu-ray Disc release of the week, with Gone Baby Gone debuting at No. 2. Paramount’s Transformers was No. 1 on the HD DVD chart.