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EmptyThe timing was right for Lionsgate’s “3:10 to Yuma” remake.
With no high-profile theatrical competition from the majors, the film topped both the national home video sales and rental charts for the week ending Jan. 13, giving Lionsgate the edge on January market share.
“Yuma” earned $53.6 million in theaters and easily captured the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, outselling Sony’s “Resident Evil: Extinction,” in its second week of release, by a margin of 4-to-1.
Also new to the First Alert top 10 are three new releases: Sony’s “Dragon Wars” at No. 4 and from 20th Century Fox “Death Sentence” at No. 5 and “Sunshine” at No. 9.
On Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart, “Yuma” shot to No. 1 in its first week with estimated rental revenue of $10.8 million, or 20% of the film’s theatrical gross.
Last week’s top renter, Lionsgate’s “War,” held tight at No. 2 in its second week, adding another $9.7 million to its coffers. “War” has generated an estimated $21.5 million in rental revenue, or 96% of its theatrical gross of $22.5 million.
On the rental chart, “Death” bowed at No. 5, “Dragon” debuted at No. 11 and “Sunshine” came in at No. 16.
On the HD front, “Yuma” topped the Blu-ray Disc chart for the week, while “Kingdom” remained the No. 1 HD DVD seller.