'Captain Phillips' tops DVD sales chart in debut

'Captain Phillips' tops DVD sales chart in debut
Tom Hanks in the Oscar-nominated "Captain Phillips." (Columbia Pictures)

The Somali pirate hijacking drama "Captain Phillips" has commandeered the home video market.

The Tom Hanks film, directed by Paul Greengrass, was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, according to Rentrak.

"Captain Phillips" is nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture, and has generated $217 million in worldwide ticket sales. 

Also debuting were the critically panned action picture "Machete Kills," about a man hired to take on a billionaire arms dealer, and the PG-13 bilingual comedy "Instructions Not Included."


"Machete Kills," which bombed at the box office, ranked No. 4 for the week in DVD and Blu-ray sales, while "Instructions Not Included," debuted at No. 5.

The previous week's chart-topper "Riddick" fell to third place, behind "Lee Daniels' The Butler."

"Captain Phillips" was also the top rental.

Here are the rankings from Rentrak for the week that ended Jan. 25 for sales and Jan. 26 for rentals.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray sales

1. "Captain Phillips" (Sony). Week 1.

2. "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (Anchor Bay). Week 2.

3. "Riddick" (Universal). Week 2.

4. "Machete Kills" (Universal). Week 1.

5. "Instructions Not Included" (Lions Gate). Week 1.

6. "Despicable Me 2" (Universal). Week 7.

7. "Carrie" (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Week 2.

8. "Fruitvale Station" (Anchor Bay). Week 2.

9. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" (Fox). Week 6.

10. "Fast & Furious 6" (Universal). Week 7.

Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray rentals

1. "Captain Phillips" (Sony). Week 1.

2. "Prisoners" (Warner Bros.). Week 6.

3. "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" (Weinstein Co.). Week 2.

4. "Despicable Me 2" (Universal). Week 7.

5. "The Family" (Fox). Week 6.

6. "We're The Millers" (Warner Bros.). Week 10.

7. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" (Fox). Week 6.

8. "Fast & Furious 6" (Universal). Week 7.

9. "The Wolverine" (Fox). Week 8.

10. "The Lone Ranger" (Buena Vista). Week 6.


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