Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s $228 million domestic-grossing Hancock stormed to the top of the home video charts during its first week in stores, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Hancock debuted at No. 1 on all three video charts during the week ending Nov. 30: the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart and Nielsen’s Blu-ray Disc chart.
On the overall home video sales chart, Hancock bumped the previous week’s top seller, Walt Disney Studios’ WALLâ€¢E to No. 2. The animated comedy with a $223.5 million domestic boxoffice pedigree remained in high demand, though, selling 63.5% as many copies during its sophomore week as “Hancock” sold during its initial outing.
Paramount/DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda, released a month ago on home video, also continued to rack up steady sales, remaining at No. 3 for a second consecutive week.
Hancock was the clear winner in rental stores, though the previous week’s top renter, Paramount’s Tropic Thunder, racked up more than 70% as much rental action to finish the week at No. 2.
On the Blu-ray Disc chart, Hancock was the week’s top seller in the format, but because of Black Friday, the No. 2 title was Paramount’s Transformers, which has been out on video for 14 weeks.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter