DVD love letter for 'P.S. I Love You'
Warner romance outsells Sony's religious comedy 'First Sunday' by almost 2-to-1Warner Home Video's "P.S. I Love You," starring Hilary Swank, topped the national video sales and rental charts in its first week in stores, easily beating fellow new release "First Sunday" from Sony.
"P.S. I Love You," which grossed $53.7 million at the boxoffice, bumped Fox's "27 Dresses" to No. 2 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine's rental chart. "27 Dresses" topped both charts last week.
Starring Ice Cube and Katt Williams, "First Sunday" came to DVD with a boxoffice pedigree of $37.9 million and debuted at No. 3 on both charts.
New Line's "The Golden Compass" was No. 4 on both charts.
On the sales front, "P.S. I Love You" sold nearly twice as many copies as "First Sunday" in its first week. "P.S. I Love You" also generated an estimated $7.2 million in revenue, compared with $5.6 million for "First Sunday."
"27 Dresses" generated an additional $6.1 million in rental revenue to bring its total take after two weeks to $13.4 million, or 17.5% of its theatrical gross.
Fellow sophomore "Golden Compass" took in $5.3 million to bring its total rental haul to $11.8 million, or 16.8% of its theatrical gross.
On the high-definition front, "Twister" was the top-selling Blu-ray Disc release of the week, with "Golden Compass" at No. 2 and "P.S. I Love You" debuting at No. 3. (partialdiff)