Sherlock HolmesEven though it debuted in second place last weekend, London's top detective managed to squeak by the chipmunks in its second week on the shelves. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sherlock Holmes sported strong second-week sales and took the top spot on the DVD sales charts in its second week in release. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, the top-selling DVD last week, was bumped down a spot to second place in its second weekend, but just barely. It was said that Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel still sold 93% of the units that Sherlock Holmes last week.
While the two titles flip-flopped on the sales charts, they remained 1-2 on the rental charts, with Sherlock Holmes retaining first place on the rental charts, dropping only 17% from last week's rental revenue, while Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel remained in second place in rentals. The only other notable theatrical new release this week was Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which took a respectable seventh place on the DVD sales charts and fourth place on the rental charts, even though it took in less than $2 million during its theatrical run.
On the 1080p side of the charts, Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy debuted in first place on the Blu-ray sales charts, despite its whopping $99.98 price tag for the nine-disc BD set.