'Terabithia,' 'Ghost' split chart wins
EmptyBuena Vista Home Entertainment's youth fantasy "Bridge to Terabithia" easily took the top spot on the national DVD sales chart in its first week in stores, but rental demand kept Sony Pictures' "Ghost Rider" in the No. 1 spot on the rental chart during its sophomore week.
"Ghost" suffered a drop of just 25% in rental dollars, earning an additional $6.7 million to bring its two-week take to $15.5 million. "Terabithia" bowed at No. 2 on Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week ending June 24 with estimated rental earnings of $5.7 million, just slightly more than 20th Century Fox's "Reno 911! Miami," which debuted at No. 3 with $5 million.
"Reno 911!" — which earned just $20.3 million in theaters — also debuted at No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, a strong showing for the film based on the hit Comedy Central TV series.
"Ghost" finished second on the First Alert chart. The previous week's No. 2 seller, Lionsgate's "Daddy's Little Girls," slipped to No. 4, while Paramount's "Norbit" took the No. 5 spot, down a notch from a week ago.
The Weinstein Co.'s "Miss Potter," a biopic about children's author Beatrix Potter that earned Renee Zellweger a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a musical or comedy, debuted at No. 6 on the rental chart and No. 10 on the sales chart.