'Terabithia' Tops Sales Charts28 Jun, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Buena Vista Home Entertainment's youth fantasy Bridge to Terabithia easily took the top spot on the national DVD sales chart its first week in stores, but rental demand kept Sony Pictures' Ghost Rider in the No. 1 spot on the rental chart its sophomore week.
Ghost Rider suffered a drop of just 25% in rental dollars, earning an additional $6.7 million to bring its two-week take to $15.5 million. Terabithia bowed at No. 2 on Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week ended June 24, with estimated rental earnings of $5.7 million, just slightly more than 20th Century Fox's Reno 911! Miami, which debuted at No. 3 with $5 million.
Reno 911! , which earned just $20.3 million in theaters, also debuted at No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales charts, a strong showing for the film, which is based on the hit Comedy Central TV series.
The previous week's No. 2 seller, Lionsgate's Daddy's Little Girls, slipped to No. 4, while Paramount's Norbit took the No. 5 spot, down a notch from the previous week.
The Weinstein Co.'s Miss Potter, a biopic about fabled children's author Beatrix Potter that earned Renee Zellweger a Golden Globe nod as best actress in a musical or comedy, debuted at No. 6 on the rental chart and No. 10 on the sales chart.