Bee Movie Atop the DVD Sales Chart


Paramount/DreamWorks’s Bee Movie topped the national DVD sales chart in its first week in release, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Miramax’s Oscar-winner No Country for Old Men finished a strong second on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending March 16. The drama also topped Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week, generating an estimated $10.2 million in rental revenue to $9 million for the second-ranked Bee Movie.

Bee Movie generated a combined total of about $50 million in consumer spending in its first week, or 40% of its theatrical gross of $126.6 million.

Two other new releases, Fox’s Hitman and Disney’s Dan in Real Life, debuted at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively, flanking the previous week’s top seller, Disney’s “101 Dalmatians: Platinum Edition,” which slipped to No. 4 in its second week.

“Dan” debuted at No. 3 on the rental chart with estimated earnings of $8.4 million, followed at No. 4 by “Hitman” with $7.9 million.

“No Country” was the top Blu-ray Disc seller for the week.