'A Beautiful Mind' Unwinds Atop Home Video Chart
Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind bested the competition again by topping the VHS and DVD rentals chart for the week ending June 30, according to the Video Software Dealers Association.

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.