Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceA trio of theatrical hits squared off for home video supremacy this week, and the wizards of Hogwarts vanquished them all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince topped the DVD sales charts in its first week in stores, the week ending December 13.
The David Yates film easily outsold its nearest competitor, Michael Mann's Public Enemies, which finished in a distant second place on the sales charts, with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince outselling Public Enemies by a massive four-to-one margin. Public Enemies did manage to secure a win on the rental charts, with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince taking in about 74% as much rental revenue as this week's winner. The only other notable new release was Julie & Julia, which finished in third place in DVD sales and fourth place in rentals.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince scored another victory on the Blu-ray sales charts, with 24% of the total sales coming in the BD format. Public Enemies came in second place on the BD sales charts, but sold an impressive 30 percent of its units in the 1080p format.