The Farrelly Bros. comedy starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow debuted to $13.90 million in combined VHS and DVD rental revenue in its first week on store shelves, or about half the $28,580,514 it attracted in its first week in theaters en route to $70,839,203.
In second place, Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind added $10.93 million for a two week total of $23.73 million. The Ron Howard-helmed drama inspired by the life of Nobel Prize-winning schizophrenic mathematician John Nash tabulated $170,742,341 at the box office.
Black Hawk Down landed in third with $6.49 million. Ridley Scott's docudrama about the 1993 battle of Mogadishu has fought its way to $37.21 million after four weeks or about a third of the $108,638,745 it lifted from theaters.
Another Jack Black comedy Orange County continued to do well, taking in $5.30 million. The MTV-produced comedy has bagged $18.25 million in three weeks, 44% of the $41,059,716 it grossed at the box office earlier this year.
Rounding out the top five again, Monster's Ball pulled in $4.75 million. The Billy Bob Thornton-Halle Berry drama has garnered $25.16 million in four weeks, or 80% of the $31,273,922 it took in theatrically.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius blasted off with $3.91 million out of the gate. The Nickelodeon computer-animated feature grabbed $80,936,232 at the box office.
Overall, DVD rentals totaled $64.3 million, up 21.8% from last week, and VHS rentals amassed $121.6 million, up 9.5%. Compared to the same frame last year, DVD was up 113.0%, while VHS was down 26.9%. For the year-to-date, consumers have spent $1.36 billion on DVD rentals—more than double the amount at the same time last year—and $3.02 billion on VHS rentals, off 21.9%.