Robots No. 1 Again1 Nov, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Robots rule — again. Showing remarkable staying power, Paramount Home Entertainment's DVD release of DreamWorks' Transformers remained at the top of both the national sales and rental charts for a second consecutive week.
On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart for the week ended Oct. 28, Transformers beat back a strong challenge from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's Meet the Robinsons, which debuted at No. 2.
Two other new releases finished third and fourth for the week, respectively: MGM's Mr. Brooks, distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Hostel: Part II. Disney's The Jungle Book remained at No. 5.
HBO Video's The Sopranos : Season 6, Part 2, the final installment in the mob drama's hugely successful initial DVD run, bowed at No. 8.
On Home Media Magazine's rental chart, Transformers posted a revenue drop of just 14% from the previous week to remain at No. 1, with $8.6 million in revenue. Mr. Brooks bowed at No. 2, with rental earnings of $7.4 million, while Meet the Robinsons came in at No. 3, with $6.5 million.
A trio of new releases topped the Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week, led by Meet the Robinsons at No. 1 and continuing with Mr. Brooks at No. 2 and Hostel: Part II at No. 3. On the HD DVD sales chart, Transformers remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week, while Universal Studios' season-one set of the TV show “Heroes” was No. 2 after two months in the market.