Kick-AssThe Matthew Vaughn film Kick-Ass certainly took some names and lived up to its title on the home video charts, debuting in the top spot on the DVD sales, rentals and Blu-ray sales charts in its first week on the shelves, the week ending August 8.
The superhero film had some stiff competition in the Fox children's film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which came in second on the DVD sales and rental charts. It was said that Diary of a Wimpy Kid came in a close second in DVD sales, taking in 88% of the DVD sales that Kick-Ass ammassed. Both films finished 1-2 on both the DVD sales and rental charts, with last week's winner, Clash of the Titans, taking third place in DVD sales and rentals. The only other notable new release on the charts was The Ghost Writer, which took fourth place on the DVD sales charts and sixth place in rentals.
Kick-Ass completed the sweep with a win on the Blu-ray sales charts, with a record-tying 49% of units sold in the BD format, matching Avatar's first-week ratio from back in April. Clash of the Titans came in second place on the BD sales charts with Diary of a Wimpy Kid finishing in third place.