Valentine's DayIt took an ensemble romantic comedy to take down the magical world of Pandora on the home video charts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Valentine's Day debuted atop the national DVD sales charts for the week ending May 23.
Valentine's Day became the first film to dethrone Avatar from the top of the DVD sales charts during its five-week run, although Avatar still did sell 90% of the units that Valentine's Day sold to take second place. Valentine's Day also topped the rental charts as well, knocking off Edge of Darkness as the top rental.
There were three other notable new releases that cracked the top 10 on the charts this week. Invictus debuted in third place on both the DVD sales charts and the rental charts, The Spy Next Door took fifth place in both sales and rentals and Extraordinary Measures premiered in seventh place on the DVD sales charts and 10th place on the rental charts.
Avatar remained in the top spot on the Blu-ray sales charts in dominating fashion, selling more than twice as many BD units as the second place finisher, Valentine's Day. It was said that 39% of Avatar's total sales this past week were in the high-def format, compared to Valentine's Day only selling 14% of their total units in the BD format.