'Die Hard' Stays Alive6 Dec, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Live Free or Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, proved a die-hard winner on the national sales and rental charts the week ended Dec. 2.
For the second consecutive week, Live Free finished in the top spot on both Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine's video rental chart, with $10.26 million in rental revenue.
DreamWorks' Shrek the Third, distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, held onto the No. 2 spot on the sales chart and managed to beat out last week's No. 2 rental, New Line Home Entertainment's Hairspray, to take the second spot on the rental chart as well.
Topping new-to-DVD theatrical releases was Fox's Waitress, which debuted at No. 3 on the rental chart, with $6.81 million in rental revenue, and No. 9 on the sales chart. Another new release, Universal Studios Home Entertainment's Mr. Bean's Holiday, finished at No. 9 on the rental chart and No. 13 on the sales chart.
The direct-to-video release Futurama the Movie: Bender's Big Score made a showing among the top sellers, coming in at No. 11.
On the high-def disc charts, Live Free or Die Hard came out on top among Blu-ray Discs, and Planet Earth: The Complete Series, from BBC Video, made a return to the top of the HD DVD chart. Live Free or Die Hard is only available on Blu-ray Disc.