Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Pineapple Express" rides high on DVD charts

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The year is getting off to a fruity start, with "Pineapple Express" topping the U.S. home video charts its first week in stores.

The drugs comedy, which grossed $87.3 million in North American theaters, easily took the No. 1 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan sales chart and Home Media Magazine's rental chart, beating three other new releases.

The Robert De Niro-Al Pacino thriller "Righteous Kill," with $40 million in theatrical earnings, debuted at No. 2 on both charts.

"Babylon A.D." debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart, right behind "Eagle Eye," the previous week's top seller. "Babylon" also rode its $22.5 million box office haul to a No. 4 debut on the rental chart, just behind the week's fourth new release, "Bangkok Dangerous." The Nicolas Cage thriller, which grossed $15.3 million in theaters, entered the sales chart at No. 5.

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