'Step Up 2' Steps Into Top Spot24 Jul, 2008 By: Stephanie Prange
Step Up 2: The Streets
Step Up 2: The Streets danced into the top DVD sales spot, while The Bank Job snatched the No. 1 rental slot for the week ended July 20.
On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Disney's Step Up 2, which earned $58 million at the box office, upstaged another new Disney title, College Road Trip, which made $45.4 million at the box office and came in at No. 2. Lionsgate's The Bank Job stole third place.
But The Bank Job, which earned $30 million in theaters, was one step ahead of Step Up 2, on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week. The sequel debuted at No. 2, with College Road Trip ending at No. 3.
Other newcomers included Summit Entertainment's Penelope, which came in at No. 5 on the sales chart and No. 13 on the rental chart, and Fox's Shutter, which closed at No. 7 on both the sales and rental charts. The films earned $10 million and $25.9 at the box office, respectively.
HBO Video's John Adams benefited from the Emmy nominations, announced July 17. It reappeared on the top 20 sales chart at No. 12.
On the high-def disc front, Batmania reigned again. Warner's Batman Begins, the predecessor to the record-breaking theatrical sequel The Dark Knight, managed to soar to the top of the Nielsen Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the second consecutive week, while Warner's Batman: Gotham Knight, last week's No. 2 Blu-ray title, fell just one place to No. 3 behind The Bank Job.