News for Apr. 16, 2006

'Narnia' beats 'Kong' in war of top sellers

4/16/06, 6:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Buena Vista Home Entertainment`s 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' easily topped the national DVD sales chart for the week ended April 9, while the previous week`s top seller, Universal Studios` 'King Kong,' remained perched in the No. 1 slot on the video rental chart for the second consecutive week. With first-day sales pegged at 4 million units, 'Narnia' didn`t have much competition for First Alert dominance. 'Brokeback Mountain,' another Universal title, finished a distant second its first week in stores, barely outselling third-ranked 'Kong,' which was still in high demand during its sophomore week out. Universal said 'Brokeback Mountain' sold 1.4 million DVDs its first day in stores. [More]