'3:10 to Yuma' Shoots to the Top17 Jan, 2008 By: Thomas K. Arnold
The 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 the week ended Jan. 13, giving Lionsgate the edge on January market share.
3:10 to Yuma earned $53.6 million in theaters and easily captured the top spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, outselling Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Resident Evil: Extinction (view the trailer), in its second week in stores, by a 4-to-1 margin.
Also new to the First Alert top 10 are three other new releases: Sony Pictures' Dragon Wars at No. 4 and, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Death Sentence at No. 5 and Sunshine at No. 9.
On Home Media Magazine's video rental chart, 3:10 to Yuma (view the trailer) shot to No. 1 its first week in stores with estimated rental revenue of $10.8 million, or 20% of the film's entire theatrical gross.
Another Lionsgate film, War, the top rental last week, held tight at No. 2 its second week in stores, adding another $9.7 million to its coffers. After two weeks in stores, War (view the trailer) has now generated an estimated $21.5 million in rental revenue, or 96% of its theatrical gross of $22.5 million.
On the rental chart, Death Sentence bowed at No. 5, Dragon Wars debuted at No. 11 and Sunshine came in at No. 16.
On the high-def media front, 3:10 to Yuma topped the Blu-ray Disc chart for the week, while The Kingdom (view the trailer) remained the No. 1 HD DVD seller.
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