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Cars Lap Competition on Home Market

November 19th, 2006

Cars led a group of new releases that dominated the sales charts this week, however, it had to settle for a very close second place on the rental charts. Leading the way was Mission: Impossible: III with $9.31 million while Cars took in $9.24 million. Up next was Little Man with $8.87 million, or about 15.5% of its total theatrical box office. That's a little low for this type of film and I was expecting 20% or more during its opening week. Well back in fourth place was The Break-Up with $5.72 million for the week and $30.95 in total while Nacho Libre earned $5.11 million and a fifth place finish.

Shadowboxer, which barely made a noise theatrically, finished in ninth place with $4.13 million. The Sopranos - Season 6 - Part 1 opened in $1.01 million placing 24th. Its impressive for a TV on DVD release to make it on the charts, however, it is still lower than the previous release finished.

Over on the sales chart Cars crushed competition selling 5 million DVDs during the first two days. Overall the film sold nearly 15 times more than its nearest competition, Little Man. Over the Hedge slipped a spot to third while Mission: Impossible: III fell from first to fourth. Rounding out the top five was Monster House.

Leading the way for the best of the rest of the new releases was The Sopranos - Season 6 - Part 1 in seventh while fellow TV on DVD release M*A*S*H - Martinis and Medicine Complete Collection came in ninth. There was a bunch of new releases coming in back-to-back-to-back-to-back starting with Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete First Season in 13th place. Surprisingly, both James Bond Volume 1 and Volume 2 both placed in the top twenty. That's not the weird part. The weird part is they didn't finish back to back as The Transformers: The Movie - 20th Anniversary Special Edition squeezed in between them in 15th place. The final new release to chart was JAG - The Complete Second Season, which placed 20th.

Over on the Blu-Ray Releases, Mission: Impossible: III took the top two places with the Special Edition coming in first while the Ultimate Collection placed second. Terminator 2: Judgement Day placed third this week ahead of Click and Underworld: Evolution.

Over on the HD-DVD top five Mission: Impossible: III also led the way. Batman Begins placed second with The Phantom of the Opera in third and The Last Samurai in fourth. Rounding our the top five was Serenity.

Four of the top five selling TV on DVD titles were new releases with Leading the way for the best of the rest of the new releases was The Sopranos - Season 6 - Part 1 coming in top spot. Second place went to M*A*S*H - Martinis and Medicine Complete Collection, which will likely lead to a lot more full-season sets coming out. Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete First Season started its run in third place while the only holdover, The O.C. - The Complete Third Season, placed fourth. Finally we have JAG - The Complete Second Season in fifth place.

On a side note, after this week, the TV on DVD charts might be a week later than the rest of the charts as there has been changes at the source.


Filed under: Cars, Batman Begins, Over the Hedge, Click, Mission: Impossible III, The Break-Up, The Last Samurai, Nacho Libre, Monster House, Underworld: Evolution, Little Man, Serenity, Shadowboxer