Fox Home Entertainment scored the number one spot on both Nielsen’s VideoScan First Alert and Blu-ray Disc charts with Blue Sky Studios’ CG-animated family adventure, Epic. The film, which stars Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles and Josh Hutcherson, debuted at the top spot for both charts for the week ending August 25, and generated 40 percent of its overall unit sales from Blu-ray, which The Hollywood Reporter notes is unusual for a family flick.
Epic knocked the previous week’s topper, Olympus Has Fallen (Sony), to number 2 on both charts. Filling out the top five on First Alert are new releases Killing Season (no. 3, Millenium) and Scary Movie V (no. 4, Anchor Bay), with second week release Oblivion (Universal) dropping from second place to fifth. Epic‘s Blu-ray success is followed by Oblivion, G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Paramount) and Killing Season.