The Charts

'Management' 101

Video buffs obviously wanted to get over some angst with a little Anger Management this week. The erratic Jack Nicholson-Adam Sandler comedy took the top debut spot in both sales and rentals, edging out last week's sleepy hits and pulling in way ahead of the other debuts. Still, Edward Burns' convoluted little crime caper, Confidence, fared well with renters and buyers, stealing positions on both top 10 charts. And Miramax's mechanical action CGI animation Bionicle: Mask of Light did exceptionally well for a direct-to-video disc targeted at a niche market. It seems fans of the LEGO series must have persuaded their parents to buy them the DVD.

TOP 10 DVD SALES

LAST BOX OFFICE WEEKS EW WEEK GROSS ON VIDEO TO DATE* CHART GRADE

1 -- ANGER MANAGEMENT (WIDE-SCREEN) $134.1 1 C 2 2 THE TWO TOWERS (WIDE-SCREEN) $339.8 4 A- 3 1 SLEEPING BEAUTY SPECIAL EDITION -- 2 B 4 5 A MAN APART $26.2 3 C- 5 3 THE CORE (WIDE-SCREEN) $31.1 2 C 6 -- BIONICLE: MASK OF LIGHT -- 1 B+ 7 -- CONFIDENCE $12.2 1 B- 8 4 BULLETPROOF MONK $23.4 2 C- 9 7 IDENTITY $52.0 3 B+ 10 8 FAMILY GUY: VOLUME TWO -- 2 --

TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS

LAST VIDEO BOX OFFICE WEEKS EW WEEK GROSS GROSS ON VIDEO TO DATE* TO DATE* CHART GRADE

1 -- ANGER MANAGEMENT $3.4 $134.1 1 C 2 2 IDENTITY $6.4 $52.0 3 B+ 3 4 THE CORE $3.2 $31.1 2 C 4 1 BULLETPROOF MONK $3.6 $23.4 2 C- 5 3 A MAN APART $5.6 $26.2 3 C- 6 6 BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE $17.1 $132.6 7 D 7 5 MALIBU'S MOST WANTED $2.6 $34.3 2 B- 8 7 THE TWO TOWERS $8.8 $339.8 4 A- 9 -- CONFIDENCE $0.9 $12.2 1 B- 10 9 VIEW FROM THE TOP $1.8 $15.6 2 C+

SOURCES: VIDEO BUSINESS/VIDTRAC FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPT. 21, 2003; NIELSEN EDI *IN MILLIONS

COMING UP

BLUE CAR (Miramax, R) In a touching coming-of-age story, director Karen Moncrieff follows an 18-year-old girl (Agnes Bruckner) as she struggles with her family and develops a complex relationship with her English teacher.

THE IN-LAWS (Warner, PG-13) Have you ever seen Albert Brooks in a thong? Neither had Michael Douglas until they starred in a remake about two dads thrown into friendship when their children get married.

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