According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line Home Entertainment's Wedding Crashers easily waltzed to the top of the preliminary national DVD sales and rental charts its first week out, the latest in a series of R-rated comedies to score big with consumers.

Indeed, three of the top five DVD sellers on VideoScan's First Alert chart are raunchy comedies. The others are both from Universal: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, still No. 2 after nearly a month in stores; and last week's No. 1 seller, the direct-to-video sequel American Pie Presents: Band Camp, now No. 5. On Home Media Retailing's video rental chart for the week ending Jan. 8, Wedding generated an estimated $12.11 million in rental revenue, more than double second-ranked Four Brothers, from Paramount, the previous week's top renter.

Brian B.