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Red Sweeps Blu-ray and DVD Charts

By Brian Gallagher — February 3rd, 2011

A group of retired CIA agents stormed the home video charts last week, with Red sweeping the Blu-ray sales, DVD sales and DVD rental charts, for the week ending January 30.

Secretariat took second place on both the DVD and Blu-ray sales charts, and sixth place on the DVD rentals charts. Although Secretariat took second place in DVD sales, it only sold 62% as many units as Red. Secretariat also finished sixth place on the rental charts. Both Red, from Summit Entertainment, and Secretariat, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, do not apply the 28-day waiting period on both Netflix and Redbox like several studios do.

Saw: The Final Chapter was the only other notable new release, finishing in third place on all three charts. Takers, which was last week's top-selling disc, dropped all the way to eighth place in DVD sales in just its second week on the shelves. Takers also took fourth place in DVD rentals.

Red completed the sweep with the top spot on the Blu-ray sales charts, with Secretariat taking second place in BD sales.