'Pacific Rim' can't beat 'The Heat' in DVD/Blu-ray sales

'Pacific Rim' can't beat 'The Heat' in DVD/Blu-ray sales
Melissa McCarthy, left, and Sandra Bullock star in "The Heat." (Gemma La Mana / Associated Press)

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are arresting plenty of DVD and Blu-ray buyers.

Their buddy cop comedy "The Heat" is the top title on Rentrak's DVD sales chart for its first week in release, thwarting Guillermo Del Toro's science fiction smash-em-up movie "Pacific Rim."

"The Heat," in which Bullock plays a buttoned-up FBI agent who has to team up with a loutish local law enforcement officer to catch a drug kingpin, was one of the biggest grossing movies of the summer, with a domestic take of more than $159 million. 


"Pacific Rim," which pitted 25-story robots against 25-story monsters, came in second place on the DVD chart, followed by the DreamWorks-produced, Fox-distributed animated offering "The Croods," about a Stone Age family, and the Diamond edition of Disney's "The Little Mermaid."


Last week's No. 1, "The Hangover III," fell all the way to fifth place. The stand-up comedy special by Kevin Hart, "Let Me Explain," debuted in ninth.


The apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End" was the top rental for the second week in a row.

Here are the top titles for the week that ended Oct. 19 for sales and Oct. 20 for rentals, according to Rentrak:

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "The Heat" (Fox). Week 1.

2. "Pacific Rim" (Warner Bros.). Week 1.

3. "The Croods" (Fox). Week 3.

4. "The Little Mermaid – Diamond Edition" (Disney). Week 3.

5. "The Hangover Part III" (Warner Bros.). Week 2.

6. "After Earth" (Sony). Week 2.

7. "Iron Man 3" (Disney). Week 4.

8. "The Purge" (Universal). Week 2.

9. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (Summit Entertainment). Week 1.

10. "This Is The End" (Sony). Week 3.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals 

1. "After Earth" (Sony). Week 2.

2. "Iron Man 3" (Disney). Week 4.

3. "This Is The End" (Sony). Week 3.

4. "World War Z" (Paramount). Week 5.

5. "The Great Gatsby" (Warner Bros.). Week 8.

6. "The Frozen Ground" (Lionsgate). Week 3.

7. "Now You See Me" (Summit Entertainment). Week 7.

8. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (Summit Entertainment). Week 1.

9. "Epic" (Fox). Week 9.

10. "Oblivion" (Universal). Week 11.


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