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'Alvin' Tops Charts Again

17 Apr, 2008 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin! You've done it again.

Alvin and the Chipmunks, from 20th Century Fox, was the top DVD seller for the second consecutive week, while Paramount's Oscar-lauded There Will Be Blood topped the rental chart its debut week in stores.

Alvin (View Trailer) beat back a stiff challenge from Sony Pictures' The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep to remain atop the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart in the week ended April 13. The Sony fantasy, which grossed $40.4 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2, just ahead of There Will Be Blood.

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

In rental stores, There Will Be Blood generated an estimated $8.5 million, or 21.5% of its theatrical gross, 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 its sophomore week in stores. Lions for Lambs debuted at No. 3 with $6.8 million, The 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 (View Trailer) was again the top-selling Blu-ray Disc title for the week.

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