–Pineapple Express found a solid debut on the home market with about 1.5 million units sold, for a $31 million week. Along with horror movies and geek-oriented films, stoner comedies tend to be pretty frontloaded (buying these DVDs is perhaps the only time that potheads will actually rush to do something), so it’ll probably descend quicker than most other films. Still, this is a nice opening week for an $87 million earner
–Righteous Kill, Babylon A.D., and Bangkok Dangerous are three films that I probably would have forgotten about completely had I not seen them on the DVD Sales chart this week. A sore reminder that Robert DeNiro, Vin Diesel, and Nicholas Cage will basically take whatever work they can get, these films earned $40 million, $22 million, and $15 million, respectively, in theaters. So, while their opening week of DVD sales, with debuts in the $10 million range, is pretty poor, it’s not so bad when you look at the theatrical grosses.
-I never understand why TV series do this! Battlestar Galactica – Season 4.0 ($7 million in sales) came out on DVD just a few days before the premiere of its final season. I prefer when television shows, like The Tudors ($2.8 M) or Lost ($2.9 M), give audiences a few weeks to refresh their memories before the new season starts.
-You have to give The American Girl brand a little bit of credit: they just won’t give up on trying to parlay the popular dolls ito a viable film franchise! Unfortunately, they hit another bump in the road with An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, which sold a meager 84,873 copies, for a $1.4 million week. But don’t cry- stand strong, Chrissa!
-It’ll be another two or three weeks before Prince Caspian crosses the $100 million mark, but diehard Narnia fans are already bashing Disney for their decision to disassociate with the franchise. I’ve already seen numerous people use the “solid DVD sales” of Caspian as evidence that Disney should have stuck with the fantasy films. Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe wasn’t struggling to hit $100 million on DVD. It earned $354 million in DVD sales!
|Rank||Title||Units this Week||% Change||Total Units||Sales this Week||Total Sales||Weeks in Release|
|4||Bangkok Dangerous (2008)||419,181||-.-%||419,181||$9,737,114||$9,737,114||1|
|6||Dark Knight, The||226,772||-63.9%||12,850,580||$4,564,716||$270,419,281||5|
|7||Battlestar Galactica – Season 4.0||216,552||-.-%||216,552||$6,927,498||$6,927,498||1|
|10||Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia||134,790||-.-%||134,790||$2,694,452||$2,694,452||1|
|11||Horton Hears a Who!||127,175||-43.8%||4,032,389||$2,221,289||$70,158,862||5|
|15||Tudors – The Complete Second Season, The||111,683||-.-%||111,683||$2,790,958||$2,790,958||1|
|16||Resident Evil: Degeneration||109,461||-63.4%||408,479||$2,394,722||$8,372,092||2|
|17||Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The||104,129||-63.2%||2,461,139||$1,853,923||$44,879,412||4|
|18||Kung Fu Panda||103,684||-41.5%||9,025,059||$1,838,048||$148,831,122||9|
|22||Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The||91,390||-63.8%||5,906,713||$1,448,577||$97,479,068||6|
|24||Burn After Reading||88,428||-64.8%||994,924||$1,565,282||$18,054,525||3|
|26||Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||85,465||-.-%||6,246,354||$1,534,233||$129,528,738||13|
|27||American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, An||84,873||-.-%||84,873||$1,441,992||$1,441,992||1|
|29||Lost – The Complete Fourth Season||79,308||-32.0%||1,050,209||$2,975,422||$39,997,807||5|
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