According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, sold about 1.5 million combined DVD and VHS units to consumers during its first day in release Tuesday, according to industry sources, a whopping number for a film that grossed $57.6 million at the domestic boxoffice. Rental figures for the actioner from Universal Studios Home Entertainment won't be available until next week, but industry sources believe that it is expected to be one of the top 10-best-renting titles for this week.
Meanwhile, it was no surprise that DreamWorks Home Entertainment's Shrek 2 dominated DVD and VHS sales for the week ending November 14th, taking the top slot on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert DVD and VHS sales charts for the week and capturing the No. 3 slot on Video Store magazine's weekly rental chart.
The nation's No. 1 rental pick for the week ending November 14th was Paramount Home Entertainment's The Stepford Wives, starring Nicole Kidman, which generated an estimated $8.99 million during its first five days on rental shelves, according to Video Store.