‘Mall Cop’ Loiters in Top Spots3 Jun, 2009 By: Thomas K. Arnold
A lack of high-profile new releases kept Paul Blart: Mall Cop on top of the national home video sales and rental charts a second consecutive week.
The Sony Pictures Home Entertainment comedy, which grossed $146.3 million in U.S. theaters, continued to see heavy action at retail, with its rental activity falling off just 26% from the previous week, according to Home Media Magazine market research.
The film retained its top berth on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended May 31, with 20th Century Fox’s Taken moving back up to No. 2 and MGM/Fox’s Valkyrie slipping to No. 3.
The highest-ranking newcomer was the Lionsgate comedy New in Town, which debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart after grossing $16.7 million in theaters.
New in Town also debuted at No. 4 on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, behind Mall Cop, Taken and Valkyrie. New in Town generated 35.7% as much rental action as Mall Cop.
Taken took back the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan Blu-ray Disc chart after spending its sophomore week in stores at No. 2. Valkyrie, No. 1 the previous week, slipped to No. 2, while Mall Cop held steady at No. 3.
MGM/Fox’s Quantum of Solace shot back up to No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart more than two months after its initial release. Of the film’s total disc sales, 35% came from the Blu-ray Disc version.