Inspired by the life of Nobel Prize-winning schizophrenic mathematician John Nash, the Ron Howard-helmed drama drew in $12.67 million in combined VHS and DVD rental revenue in its first week on store shelves. In theaters, the picture earned $21,986,590 in its first week of wide release en route to $170,742,341.
Black Hawk Down descended to second place, pulling in $6.73 million. Ridley Scott's docudrama about the 1993 battle of Mogadishu has amassed $30.72 million or about 28% of the $108,638,745 it conquered at the box office.
Orange County coasted into third place with $5.94 million in its second week. The MTV-produced comedy has racked up $12.94 million, nearly a third of the $41,059,716 it grossed at the box office earlier this year.
At No. 4, I Am Sam claimed $4.88 million. The Sean Penn-Michelle Pfeiffer drama has taken custody of $10.66 million in two weeks, about a quarter of the $40,311,852 it earned at theaters.
Rounding out the top five, Monster's Ball bagged $4.73 million. The hardcore drama starring Billy Bob Thornton and Oscar-winner Halle Berry has attracted $20.41 million in three weeks, nearly two thirds of the $31,273,922 it accrued in its modest theatrical run.
Best Picture nominee Gosford Park grabbed $3.70 million out of the gate. The Robert Altman-directed ensemble piece mustered a solid $41,308,615 in theaters.
Overall, DVD rentals totaled $52.8 million, down 6.0 percent from last week, and VHS rentals amassed $111.1 million, up 1.4 percent. Compared to the same frame last year, DVD was up 69.9 percent, while VHS was down 23.7 percent.