Harry Potter DVD Crash the Violence

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire set the No. 1 position on the DVD sales chart.

A History of Violence snagged the top spot on the DVD rental chart its first week in stores, but the Oscar-nominated crime drama wasn’t able to topple Harry Potter DVD.

Also new on the sales chart last week: Good Night, And Good Luck, debuting at No. 5, and the direct-to-video Barbie-Fairytopia: Mermadia, which bowed at No. 6.

The Hollywood Reporter says the fourth film in the “Harry Potter” franchise outsold “Violence,” which stars Oscar nominee William Hurt, by a margin of nearly 2-1 during the week ended March 19.

“Violence” generated a solid $9.3 million in rental revenue its first week in stores to snatch the top spot on trade publication Home Media Retailing’s video rental chart from Walk the Line, which slipped to No. 2. For the week, the Johnny Cash biopic generated an additional $5.8 in revenue to bring its total rental take after three weeks to $22.2 million.

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