"Juno" tops DVD charts in first week

Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:01am EDT
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By Thomas K. Arnold

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Juno" debuted at No. 1 on both the DVD sales and rental charts Wednesday, two months after the hit comedy won the screenplay Oscar at the Academy Awards.

The monster movie "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem" bowed at No. 2 on both charts in the week ended April 20, according to sales data issued Wednesday.

"Alvin and the Chipmunks," the nation's top DVD seller for the last two weeks, slipped to No. 3 on Nielsen VideoScan's sales chart. A third new release, "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale," debuted at No. 4.

According to Nielsen figures, "Chipmunks" is now the year's No. 3 seller, behind "I Am Legend" and "Enchanted."

On the rental side, "Juno" generated an estimated $8.4 million, according to Home Media Magazine market research. "Requiem" finished close behind with $7.7 million.

The previous week's top renter, "There Will Be Blood," slipped to No. 3. After 12 days in release, the film's rental take stands at $15.6 million, or nearly 40 percent of its box office earnings of $40.2 million.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Ellen Page smiles at a Fox Searchlight pre-Oscar party in Los Angeles February 22, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>