'True Grit' Sweeps Home Entertainment Charts

Paramount Home Entertainment rode off into the sunset as the big winner once again, as True Grit, the much-ballyhooed remake of the John Wayne Western, topped all three national home video charts its first week in stores.

True Grit made such a splash on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending June 12 that it outsold its nearest competitor, the Sony Pictures comedy Just Go With It, by a margin of nearly 3 to 1. Both films belong to the $100 million-plus club: True Grit grossed $171 million in U.S. theaters, while Just Go With It, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, earned $103 million.

On Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart, True Grit fared even better, outselling second-ranked Just Go with It by a margin of nearly 4 to 1. True Grit generated 53 percent of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, Nielsen data shows. Read More...


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