Movie PictureAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, Ray, starring best actor Oscar nominee Jamie Foxx, sold more than 4 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first week in release, generating nearly $80 million in consumer spending and surpassing the biopic's $74 million domestic boxoffice take, industry sources said. Nielsen VideoScan ranked Ray the nation's No. 1 best-selling DVD on its First Alert DVD sales chart, with the film's limited-edition DVD also coming in at No. 11 during the same weekly frame.
Ray, which has received six Oscar nominations, including best picture and a best director nomination for Taylor Hackford, generated more than $40 million in total consumer spending during its first day in release on home video.
Sony's The Grudge, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, followed up in the #2 slot on the sales charts and was the nation's No. 1 rental title for the week ending February 6, generating $9.24 million.