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P.S. Lands on Top of Charts

15 May, 2008 By: Thomas K. Arnold

P.S. I Love You

Warner Home Video's P.S. I Love You topped both the national video sales and rental charts its first week in stores, easily beating fellow new release First Sunday from Sony Pictures.

P.S. I Love You, which grossed $53.7 million at the box office, bumped another romantic film, last week's dual chart topper 27 Dresses, from 20th Century Fox, to No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine's rental chart.

First Sunday, with a box office pedigree of $37.9 million, debuted at No. 3 on both charts.

New Line's The Golden Compass was No. 4 on both charts.

On the sales front, P.S. I Love You sold nearly twice as many copies as First Sunday their first week in stores. In rental stores, P.S. I Love You generated an estimated $7.2 million in revenue, to $5.6 million for First Sunday.

Fox's 27 Dresses generated an additional $6.1 million in rental revenue to bring its total take, after two weeks, to $13.4 million, or 17.5% of its theatrical gross.

Fellow sophomore The Golden Compass took in $5.3 million to bring its total rental haul to $11.8 million, or 16.8% of its theatrical gross.

Twister was the top-selling Blu-ray Disc release of the week, with The Golden Compass at No. 2 and P.S. I Love You debuting at No. 3.

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