Alvin and the Chipmunks: The SqueakquelTwo of last year's big films that grossed over $200 million squared off on the DVD shelves this week, and the animated "squeakquel" managed to outsell a reimagined version of a classic detective. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel took the top spot on the DVD sales charts, for the week ending April 4.
The animated film, which took in $219.3 million at the box office, held off the Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes, which came in second place on the sales charts, selling 66% of the copies that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel sold. However, the Robert Downey Jr. film managed to win over the remaining two home video charts.
Sherlock Holmes took first place on the DVD rental charts, ahead of the strong holdover The Blind Side, which slipped from the top spot last week to second place this week. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel took third on the rental charts. Sherlock Holmes was also the winner by far on the Blu-ray sales charts, with Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel coming in a distant second. It was said that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel sold a meager 34% of the copies that Sherlock Holmes sold in the BD format. The high-def sales for Sherlock Holmes also accounted for 34% of the total units sold, while the 1080p units for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel only accounted for 8% of the discs total tally.