'Madagascar 3' Tops Sales; 'That's My Boy' Tops Rentals24 Oct, 2012 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, one of the last DreamWorks home video releases distributed by Paramount, topped the national sales charts its first week in stores, debuting at No. 1 on both Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
Making a strong showing was the political documentary 2016: Obama’s America, from Lionsgate, a DVD-only release that debuted at No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, two spots ahead of fellow newcomer Moonrise Kingdom, a romantic comedy from Universal Studios that earned $45.5 million in theaters.
Twentieth Century Fox’s Prometheus, which bowed at No. 1 on both charts the previous week, slipped to No. 2 on both charts for the week ended Oct. 21.
The studio’s Blu-ray 3D reissue of Avatar snagged a No. 5 debut on First Alert and a No. 4 bow on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
Walt Disney Studios’ The Avengers, in its fourth week in stores, came in at No. 3 on First Alert and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart.
On Home Media Magazine’s weekly rental chart, the Sony Pictures comedy That’s My Boy debuted at No. 1, while Madagascar 3 bowed at No. 2. Universal Studios’ Snow White and the Huntsman fell to No. 3 from No. 1 the prior week, while The Avengers slipped from No. 2 to No. 4.