By EW Staff
April 28, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Talk about redemption. Seven Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and not a single statuette; two A-list actors and a piddling $27.3 million box office take. What’s The Shawshank Redemption got to do to get an audience? Answer: Go to video. It’s uncertain whether the Tim Robbins-Morgan Freeman prison drama is renting because of the residual Oscar buzz or because the video’s box displays the stars’ faces (unlike the cryptic theatrical- release poster), but it’s clear that Shawshank is no longer on death row. Interestingly, Robbins’ mug also appears on the box for Ready to Wear (due in stores June 13), though he was nowhere to be found on the original poster for the Robert Altman comedy. Last Weeks on Week TOP 10 TAPE RENTALS Chart 1 1 ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD Danny Glover, Walt Disney 4 2 5 THE PAGEMASTER Macaulay Culkin, FoxVideo 2 3 2 THE SPECIALIST Sylvester Stallone, Warner 4 4 4 THE RIVER WILD Meryl Streep, MCA/Universal 5 5 3 STARGATE Kurt Russell, LIVE 5 6 – THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION Morgan Freeman, Columbia TriStar 1 7 6 TIMECOP Jean-Claude Van Damme, MCA/Universal 8 8 10 THE LITTLE RASCALS Bug Hall, MCA/Universal 9 9 8 MILK MONEY Melanie Griffith, Paramount 6 10 9 ONLY YOU Marisa Tomei, Columbia TriStar 4

TAPE SALES 1 1 THE PAGEMASTER Macaulay Culkin, FoxVideo, $22.98 2 2 3 ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD Danny Glover, Walt Disney, $19.99 4 3 2 THE LION KING Animated, Walt Disney, $26.99 7 4 5 THE LITTLE RASCALS Bug Hall, MCA/Universal, $24.98 9 5 4 LITTLE GIANTS Rick Moranis, Warner, $24.96 10 6 6 THE MASK Jim Carrey, New Line, $19.98 13 7 7 SING ALONG SONGS: THE LION KING — CIRCLE OF LIFE Animated, Walt Disney, $12.99 10 8 9 THE LAND BEFORE TIME II: THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE Animated, MCA/ Universal, $19.98 16 9 12 JURASSIC PARK Sam Neill, MCA/Universal, $24.98 28 10 8 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Animated, Walt Disney, $26.99 25

LASERDISC SALES 1 1 TRUE LIES Arnold Schwarzenegger, FoxVideo, $49.98 9 2 2 THE MASK Jim Carrey, New Line/Image, $39.99 5 3 19 THE SPECIALIST Sylvester Stallone, Warner, $34.98 3 4 3 TIMECOP Jean-Claude Van Damme, MCA/Universal, $39.98 5 5 4 CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER Harrison Ford, Paramount, $44.98 9 6 7 SPEED Keanu Reeves, FoxVideo, $29.98 21 7 5 NATURAL BORN KILLERS Juliette Lewis, Warner, $39.98 7 8 22 THE RIVER WILD Meryl Streep, MCA/Universal, $39.98 3 9 6 STARGATE Kurt Russell, LIVE, $44.98 3 10 14 JASON’S LYRIC Jada Pinkett, PolyGram, $34.95 3

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