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Ice Age Heats up the Home Market

December 3rd, 2006

There was a new number one this week as Ice Age: The Meltdown led both the sales and the rental charts. In the latter it took in $10.26 million for the week, less than $1 million above The Da Vinci Code's $9.35 million haul. Thanks to a strong hold, Cars remained in third place with $6.19 million for the week and $23.01 million after three. Mission: Impossible: III fell to fourth place with $5.98 million while Little Man rounded out the top five with $5.15 million.

Just missing the top five was You, Me & Dupree with $4.98 million, which is low compared to its theatrical run. The next new wide release was Scoop, which was way down the list in 17th place with $1.76 while An Inconvenient Truth was close behind in 19th place with $1.49 million. Wassup Rockers earned $810,000 for 30th place with Wah-Wah placing 36th with $720,000.

As previously stated, Ice Age: The Meltdown led the way on the sales charts selling twice as many units as second place Cars. The Da Vinci Code fell from first to third just ahead of newcomer You, Me & Dupree. Returning to the top five was Over the Hedge during its sixth week of release.

Other new releases to chart include the Ice Age Two Pack in 8th place. Seinfeld - The Complete Seventh Seasonopened in 15th place, which is a little lower than I thought it would. And the final new release was Home Alone - Family Fun Edition in 16th place.

One last note on the sales chart, Harry Potter releases are climbing the charts with Goblet of Fire coming in 19th place. While it was the only film in the franchise to reach the top 20, the others also saw growth and should pop onto the charts before Order of the Phoenix hits theatres.


Filed under: Cars, The Da Vinci Code, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Over the Hedge, Mission: Impossible III, You, Me and Dupree, Little Man, An Inconvenient Truth, Scoop, Wah-Wah, Wassup Rockers