Alvin Tops Sales, Blood Rentals


Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks was the top DVD seller for the second consecutive week, while Paramount’s There Will Be Blood topped the rental chart in its first week in release.

The Hollywood Reporter says “Alvin” beat back a stiff challenge from Sony’s The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep to remain atop the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending April 13.

Other DVDs debuting in the First Alert Top 10 include Sony’s Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (No. 5) and MGM’s Lions for Lambs (No. 7).

“Blood” generated an estimated $8.5 million in rental stores to top Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart for the week. “Alvin,” the previous week’s top renter, finished a strong No. 2, generating an estimated $7.2 million in its second week. Lions for Lambs debuted at No. 3 with $6.8 million, “Water Horse” bowed at No. 4 with $6.7 million, and “Walk Hard” finished seventh with estimated rental revenue of $5.7 million.

Warner’s I Am Legend again was the top-selling high-def title for the week.