Warner Bros. sounded a call to arms last week and consumers responded.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Home Video's futuristic, political thriller V for Vendetta took the No. 1 spot on both the sales and rental charts during its first week in stores.

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V for Vendetta easily beat The Shaggy Dog remake, "by a margin of more than 2-to-1, according to VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales chart for the week ending Aug. 6."

During their theatrical runs, V for Vendetta grossed $70.5 million, while The Shaggy Dog finished with $61.1 million."

On Home Media Retailing's video rental chart, V for Vendetta outhit The Benchwarmers, driving it "to the No. 2 spot, with estimated rental earnings for the week of $9.4 million to the baseball comedy's $9.2 million."