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'Shooter' Hits Top of Charts

5 Jul, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Paramount Home Entertainment hit two bullseyes the week ended July 1 when Shooter shot to the top of both the national DVD sales and rental chart.

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's 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 back to No. 3 from No. 9.

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 Black Snake 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 Rider faded to No. 4 from No. 2.

On the high-definition disc charts, Black Snake Moan came in at No. 1, thanks in large part to its availability on both the Blu-ray Disc and the HD DVD formats. Ghost Rider was the week's top Blu-ray seller, while Planet Earth continued its long reign at the top of the HD DVD chart.

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