Another round for 'Shooter' atop DVD charts

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With no new high-profile releases arriving in stores the day before the Fourth of July, Paramount Home Entertainment's "Shooter" retained its hold on the top of both the national video sales and rental charts in the week ending July 8.

The actioner raked in an additional $6.5 million in rental stores its second week out, just 17% less than what it made its initial week in stores. After two weeks, "Shooter" has generated more than 30% of its $47 million boxoffice gross from rentals alone.

Buena Vista's "Bridge to Terabithia" held down the No. 2 position on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart three weeks after it debuted at No. 1, while on Home Media Magazine's rental chart "Black Snake Moan," like "Shooter" a Paramount sophomore, remained at No. 2. "Black Snake Moan" has made more money in rental stores in just two weeks than during its entire theatrical run ($11 million vs. $9.4 million).

Not a single new release can be found among either the top 20 DVD sellers or top 20 DVD renters for the week. But the July 3 release of an HD DVD version of Warner's "Blood Diamond" pushed the critically hailed adventure film up to the No. 4 spot on First Alert.

Not surprisingly, on the high-definition disc front "Blood Diamond" debuted at No. 1 on the HD DVD sales chart. Sony Pictures' "Ghost Rider" remained the top Blu-ray Disc seller.
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