According to The Hollywood Reporter, action star Vin Diesel's comic turn in The Pacifier was the big rage in home entertainment last week as the Buena Vista Home Entertainment comedy topped the sales and rental charts its first week in stores. The Pacifier, which grossed $112.5 million in theaters, is the third $100 million-plus comedy to hit video since April. The film topped VideoScan's First Alert sales chart for the week ending July 3 and Home Media Retailing's rental chart for the same week.
The big surprise, however, is the strong showing made by Tyler Perry's Diary of Mad Black Woman, from Lions Gate Entertainment. The film, which grossed slightly more than $50 million in theaters, finished a strong No. 2 on the preliminary national sales chart.