THE VOW AS BIG A SURPRISE ON VIDEO AS IN THEATERS
Sony’s The Vow, an unexpected big hit with $125 million in its theatrical release last February, debuted with equal success on home video last week. The romantic comedy topped both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine’s rental chart. Actual sales and rental figures are not disclosed by the reporting agencies. Somewhat surprisingly, the horror flick Underworld: Awakening, which also exceeded expectations in its theatrical run last January with $62 million, was the first choice among Blu-ray Disc buyers. The top sellers on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert chart lined up this way: 1. The Vow, Sony; 2. Underworld: Awakening, Sony; 3. Haywire, Lionsgate; 4. Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Paramount; 5. We Bought a Zoo, Fox.