According to The Hollywood Reporter, Buena Vista Home Entertainment's Sin City snagged the top spot on the preliminary national sales chart and the rental chart for the week ending Aug. 21. The stylish thriller, based on Frank Miller's graphic novels, trounced fellow newcomer The Wedding Date, from Universal, by a nearly 4-to-1 margin on VideoScan's First Alert sales chart.

Sin grossed $74 million at the domestic boxoffice, a little more than twice what The Wedding Date earned. On Home Media Retailing's rental chart for the week ending Aug. 21, Sin generated an estimated $9.84 million;Date, a romantic comedy starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, made $8.54 million.