'Ghost' biker burns rubber on charts

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"Ghost Rider" blasted its way to the top of the national DVD sales and rental charts for the week ending June 17, giving distributor Sony Pictures Home Entertainment a double win for the week.

New releases took the next two spots on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart, with Lionsgate's "Daddy's Little Girls" bowing at No. 2 and Universal Studios' "Breach" debuting at No. 3.

The previous week's top seller, Paramount's "Norbit," finished at No. 4 in its sophomore week, with BBC's hot-selling "Planet Earth: The Complete Collection" scooting up from No. 15 to No. 5 nearly two months after its release.

In rental stores, "Ghost Rider" was the top pick, pulling in an estimated $8.9 million in rental revenue to top Home Media Magazine's DVD rental chart for the week.

"Breach" debuted at No. 2 with $5.7 million, while "Daddy's Little Girls" — the latest Tyler Perry comedy — bowed at No. 4 with $4.1 million. "Norbit," the previous week's top renter, was No. 3, pulling in an additional $4.2 million in its second week in stores, a drop of just 9% from the first week.

"Ghost Rider" was the No. 1 Blu-ray Disc seller for the week ending June 17, while "Planet Earth" continued its long reign as the top HD DVD seller. "Ghost Rider" is only available on Blu-ray, while "Planet Earth" is out on both next-generation formats.
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