By EW Staff
Updated March 24, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST
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Drumroll, please. The Genie is out, and Simba is in. That’s right, Walt Disney’s The Lion King has surpassed Aladdin to become the best-selling videocassette of all time. In its first two weeks on tape, the African adventure sold more than 26 million copies, raking in almost half a billion dollars. But Disney’s other animated perennials-Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (23 million copies sold) and Beauty and the Beast (22 million), in addition to Aladdin (24 million)-are still firmly perched in the sales top 15. On a more sour note, the Melanie Griffith-Ed Harris romantic comedy Milk Money landed at No. 12 on the rentals chart-not exactly a surprise, given the film’s drab $18.1 million take at the box office. Last Weeks on Week Top 10 Tape Rentals Chart 1 1 The Lion King Animated, Walt Disney 2 2 2 Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, MCA/Universal 3 3 3 The Little Rascals Bug Hall, MCA/Universal 4 4 4 True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, FoxVideo 9 5 6 Natural Born Killers Juliette Lewis, Warner 4 6 5 Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Paramount 6 7 10 In The Army Now Pauly Shore, Hollywood 4 8 7 Little Giants Rick Moranis, Warner 5 9 8 The Mask Jim Carrey, New Line 8 10 9 Color of Night Bruce Willis, Hollywood 5 Tape sales 1 1 The Lion King Animated, Walt Disney, $26.99 2 2 2 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animated, Walt Disney, $26.99 20 3 3 The Little Rascals Bug Hall, MCA/Universal, $24.98 4 4 4 Sing Along Songs: The Lion King-Circle of Life Animated, Walt Disney, $12.99 5 5 5 Little Giants Rick Moranis, Warner, $24.96 5 6 6 The Mask Jim Carrey, New Line, $19.98 8 7 12 The Return of Jafar Animated, Walt Disney, $22.99 43 8 8 The Flintstones John Goodman, MCA/Universal, $19.98 19 9 9 Jurassic Park Sam Neill, MCA/Universal, $24.98 23 10 7 The Land Before Time II: Great Valley Adventure Animated, MCA/Universal, $19.98 11

Sports Tape Sales 1 4 NBA Super Slams 2 CBS/Fox, $14.98 5 2 1 75 Seasons: 75th Anniversary of the NFL Paramount, $19.95 21 3 5 Shaquille O’Neal: Larger Than Life CBS/FoxVideo, $19.98 5 4 3 NFL: 100 Greatest Follies PolyGram, $19.95 7 5 10 NFL’S Greatest Stars PolyGram, $19.95 5 6 7 100 Greatest NFL Touchdowns PolyGram, $14.95 43 7 2 Leslie Nielsen’s Bad Golf My Way PolyGram, $19.95 15 8 9 Shaq Attack: In Your Face Parade, $19.98 67 9 6 Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns Turner, $179.98 21 10 8 Best of ABC’S Monday Night Football PolyGram, $19.95 19

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