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Tyler Perry Tops Sales Chart

21 Feb, 2008 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Why Did I Get Married?

Lionsgate captured the top spot on the national DVD sales chart with Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?, the latest bestselling DVD in the successful franchise. The film, which grossed $55 million in theaters, debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended Feb. 17, beating several theatrical competitors from the major studios.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's We Own the Night, with $28.6 million in box office receipts, debuted at No. 2. Warner Home Video's No Reservations ($43.1 million) bowed at No. 3, while Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's Gone Baby Gone ($19.6 million) entered the chart at No. 5, right behind Disney's Snow Buddies (view trailer), the previous week's top DVD seller.

Another Tyler Perry release, the play What's Done in the Dark, also from Lionsgate, debuted at No. 8.

Gone Baby Gone may not have generated huge purchase demand, but it did emerge as the week's top renter, according to Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the week. The Disney/Miramax crime drama, written and directed by Ben Affleck, generated an estimated $8.9 million in rental revenue.

We Own the Night, also in the crime-drama genre, debuted at No. 2 on the rental chart, with estimated earnings of $7.9 million. The romantic comedy No Reservations debuted at No. 5, with $4.6 million, while Why Did I Get Married? bowed at No. 15, with $3.5 million.

On the high-definition disc front, We Own the Night was the top-selling Blu-ray Disc release of the week, with Gone Baby Gone debuting at No. 2. Paramount Home Entertainment's Transformers (2007 High-Def Disc Awards 5) was No. 1 on the HD DVD chart.

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