According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.

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