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Perry’s ‘Girls’ Debuts on Top

16 Feb, 2011 By: Thomas K. Arnold

For Colored Girls

Lionsgate has scored yet another top-selling disc from director Tyler Perry, as For Colored Girls bowed at No. 1 on the national home video sales charts for the week ended Feb. 13.

The drama, which grossed $37.7 million in theaters and documents the struggles females of color endure as expressed in a series of 20 poems, beat two other new releases with higher box office earnings.

Warner’s Life as We Know It, a dramatic comedy about two single adults raising an orphaned girl that grossed $53.4 million, debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart.

And Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2, a sequel to the innovative suburban ghost story that earned $84.7 million, debuted at No. 3, right above Walt Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, which was the previous week’s top-selling disc.

A fourth new release, Disney’s You Again, debuted at No. 5. The romantic comedy, with Kristen Bell, Betty White, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sigourney Weaver, grossed $25.7 million at the box office.

On Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart, Paranormal Activity 2 debuted at No. 1, bumping Summit Entertainment’s Red to No. 2. Life as We Know It debuted at No. 3, while For Colored Girls bowed at No. 4.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Red remained No. 1 for the third consecutive week. As three of the four new releases were from studios without rental windows, they were available on street date at Netflix and Redbox and easily debuted in the top five.

Paranormal Activity 2 bowed at No. 2, You Again came in at No. 3 and For Colored Girls bowed at No. 4. Life as We Know It, available only at brick-and-mortar rental stores, failed to crack the top 20.

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