'Shooter' hits targets on DVD charts
EmptyParamount Home Entertainment hit two bull's-eyes for the week ending July 1 when "Shooter" shot to the top of the national DVD sales and rental charts.
The fast-paced actioner, which stars Mark Wahlberg and grossed $47 million in theaters, topped a slate of five new releases to debut in the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert top 10.
Lionsgate Films' "Pride" bowed at No. 5, followed by Paramount's "Black Snake Moan" at No. 6, Universal Studios' "Dead Silence" at No. 7 and Buena Vista's "Hannah Montana: Pop Star Profile" at No. 8.
The previous week's top DVD seller, Buena Vista's "Bridge to Terabithia," slipped to No. 2, while 20th Century Fox's "Night at the Museum," in its 10th week on the chart, rose from No. 9 to No. 3.
"Shooter" also took the top spot on Home Media Magazine's video rental chart with estimated earnings of $7.8 million. Finishing at No. 2 was "Moan," which generated an estimated $6.2 million from rentals, or 66% of its theatrical gross.
The previous week's top renter, Sony Pictures' "Ghost Rider," slipped to No. 3 after two weeks in the top spot. On First Alert, "Ghost" faded from No. 2 to No. 4.
On the high-definition disc charts, "Moan" came in at No. 1 thanks in large part to its availability on both the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats. "Ghost" was the week's top Blu-ray seller, while "Planet Earth" continued its long reign atop the HD DVD chart.