“Iron Man 2” swooped in and planted its flag on both the DVD rental and sales charts last week, according to Rentrak. The superhero sequel bested the arrested development comedy “Get Him to the Greek” to claim the top spots. “Greek,” the latest from the Judd Apatow factory, had to settle for runner up on the rental end and third place on the sales chart.
The two debuts packed enough punch to topple “Robin Hood” from its top slot. The Ridley Scott sword and sandals epic was the fourth best selling and third most rented disc last week.
Also showing staying power were “Letters to Juliet” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” In its third week of release, “Persia” took fourth and fifth place on the rental and sales charts respectively. “Juliet” was the sixth top selling and sixth most rented disc.
Television shows and direct to DVD titles continued to show sales muscle. Enchanting family home video viewers, “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue” moved the second most discs last week despite lacking big screen pedigree.
Likewise, “Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment” and “Glee: The Complete First Season” leveraged their boob tube success into seventh and ninth place on the sales chart.
Next week brings some stiff competition in the form of box office smash “The Karate Kid.” Will Jaden Smith do what Whiplash could not and best Robert Downey Jr.’s tin suited warrior?