By EW Staff
Updated March 31, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

In The Lion King, Simba and his two pals, Pumbaa and Timon, gaze off into the night sky, wondering what stars are made of. What they didn’t see written in those stars was that the trio would be dethroned by Kurt Russell. After two weeks atop the rental chart, Disney’s animated musical was replaced by the sci-fi actioner Stargate-an impressive debut, but not a total shocker, considering that the film opened at No. 1 in theaters last October with a $16.7 million first weekend. Stargate’s arrival pits the brawny Russell against the ”Muscles From Brussels,” Jean-Claude Van Damme, whose Timecop lurks at No. 2, proving once again that renters go gaga for action movies. Even when they star such unlikely heroes as Meryl Streep, who punches in at No. 3 with The River Wild. Last Weeks on Week TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS Chart 1 – Stargate Kurt Russell, LIVE 1 2 2 Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, MCA/Universal 4 3 – The River Wild Meryl Streep, MCA/Universal 1 4 1 The Lion King Animated, Walt Disney 3 5 3 The Little Rascals Bug Hall, MCA/Universal 5 6 4 True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, FoxVideo 10 7 6 Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Paramount 7 8 5 Natural Born Killers Juliette Lewis, Warner 5 9 12 Milk Money Melanie Griffith, Paramount 2 10 10 Color of Night Bruce Willis, Hollywood 6

TAPE SALES 1 1 The Lion King Animated, Walt Disney, $26.99 3 2 2 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Animated, Walt Disney, $26.99 21 3 4 Sing Along Songs: The Lion King-Circle of Life Animated, Walt Disney, $12.99 6 4 3 The Little Rascals Bug Hall, MCA/Universal, $24.98 5 5 5 Little Giants Rick Moranis, Warner, $24.96 6 6 7 The Return of Jafar Animated, Walt Disney, $22.99 44 7 6 The Mask Jim Carrey, New Line, $19.98 9 8 11 Aladdin Animated, Walt Disney, $24.99 77 9 8 The Flintstones John Goodman, MCA/Universal, $19.98 20 10 12 Speed Keanu Reeves, FoxVideo, $19.98 18

LASERDISC SALES 1 1 True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, FoxVideo, $49.98 5 2 2 Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Paramount, $44.98 5 3 6 Natural Born Killers Juliette Lewis, Warner, $39.98 3 4 – The Mask Jim Carrey, New Line/Image, $39.98 1 5 – Timecop Jean-Claude Van Damme, MCA/Universal, $39.98 1 6 3 Speed Keanu Reeves, FoxVideo, $29.98 17 7 5 Wolf Jack Nicholson, Columbia TriStar, $39.95 5 8 4 The Shadow Alec Baldwin, MCA/Universal, $34.98 7 9 24 The Little Rascals Bug Hall, MCA/Universal, $29.98 3 10 8 Jurassic Park Sam Neill, MCA/Universal, $44.98 21

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