'Fool's Gold' Finds DVD Riches26 Jun, 2008 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Warner Home Video's Fool's Gold topped the national home video sales and rental charts the week ended June 22, besting two other new theatrical releases that also arrived in stores the same week.
With box office receipts of $70.2 million and a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson and Donald Sutherland, the Gold adventure handily nabbed the No. 1 position on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, with Universal Studios' Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, a comedy that generated $42.2 million in theaters, debuting at No. 2.
The third spot on First Alert went to Warner's The Bucket List, the previous week's top seller.
Gold also topped Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week, with 20th Century Fox's Jumper remaining at No. 2 for the second consecutive week. The Bucket List slipped from No. 1 the previous week to No. 3. Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins debuted at No. 4 on the rental chart, but still managed to generate a not-too-shabby 80% as much activity in rental stores as Gold.
Be Kind Rewind, a New Line comedy that earned $11 million at the box office, debuted at No. 7 on the sales chart and No. 6 on the rental chart.
Jumper was the No. 1 Blu-ray Disc seller for the week, narrowly outpacing Fool's Gold. The Bucket List was No. 3.