Hellboy Tops DVD Sales & Rental Charts

The Hollywood Reporter says Hellboy is doing big business on DVD…

Columbia TriStar Home Video’s comic book-based “Hellboy” shot to the top of Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert DVD sales chart for the week ending Aug. 1, registering a commanding total of more than a half-million units in sales.

The release knocked last week’s champ, “Starsky & Hutch” from Warner Home Video, to No. 2, while the WHV release of the Bruce Willis-Matthew Perry action comedy “The Whole Ten Yards” debuted at No. 3 on the chart.

“Hellboy” also topped Video Store magazine’s list of top rentals for the week, followed by “Yards.” Universal Studios Home Video’s “Ned Kelly” was the only other new rental title to crack the top 20; the Heath Ledger-Orlando Bloom starrer bowed at No. 16.

Meanwhile, ComingSoon.net is listing the Hellboy Director’s Cut DVD for a an October 19 release date. Stay tuned for more on that!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter, ComingSoon.net