'Ghost' biker burns rubber on charts
Empty"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.