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Tween Stars Rule the Charts

28 Aug, 2008 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Camp Rock

The appeal of the Disney brand to tweens was most apparent on home video the week ended Aug. 24. Camp Rock, with the Jonas Brothers, and Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert debuted at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, on the national home video sales chart.

Sandwiched between was 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Street Kings, which overcame a box office gross of just $26.4 million to debut at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart — and No. 1 on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart.

The thriller handily beat Sony Pictures’ horror remake Prom Night, which despite a bigger box office of $43.9 million bowed at No. 7 on the sales chart and No. 2 on the rental chart.

For the first time in recent memory, the eight top-selling videos were all new releases. Universal Studios scored another direct-to-video success with the sequel The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, which debuted at No. 4 and sold more than 700,000 copies its first week in stores, according to the studio.

Paramount’s season-two set of quirky TV series “Dexter” debuted at No. 5, Universal’s season-four set of “House” entered the chart at No. 6 and Warner’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles — The Complete First Season bowed at No. 8.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Street Kings debuted at No. 1, with Sarah Connor bowing at No. 2 and Scorpion King 2 entering the chart at No. 3.

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