Top Seller Chart Has 'Premonition'26 Jul, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Premonition, a well-received psychological thriller that earned $47.9 million in theaters, captured the top spots on both the national home video sales and rental charts its first week in stores.
The film, which stars Sandra Bullock, easily snagged the No. 1 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ended July 22. The film handily beat 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's horror sequel The Hills Have Eyes 2, which also landed on video last week after grossing just $20.8 million at the box office.
Premonition also topped Home Media Magazine's video rental chart for the same week, generating an estimated $7.3 million in rental revenue. The Hills Have Eyes 2, which also debuted the same week, garnered $4.7 million and landed at No. 2.
The previous week's top seller, New Line Home Entertainment's The Last Mimzy, dropped to No. 4 on First Alert its second week in stores, with Paramount Home Entertainment's Shooter at No. 3. Shooter was released one month ago and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the sales chart and three weeks in the top spot on the rental chart. Rental demand is still strong, as the film last week only slipped to the No. 3 spot, with a decline in rental activity of just 20%.
On the high-definition disc charts, Premonition was the top Blu-ray Disc seller for the week, while Planet Earth was the No. 1 HD DVD seller.