According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is laughing all the way to the bank. Hitch, the smash comedy that generated more than $177 million in theaters, shot to the top of the sales and rental charts its first week in stores.
The Will Smith starrer is the biggest film to hit video since another comedy, Universal's Meet the Fockers, hit stores April 19. On VideoScan's First Alert sales chart for the week ending June 19, Hitch outsold its nearest rival, Buena Vista's Tarzan 2, by a 4-1 margin. And on Home Media Retailing's rental chart for the week ending June 19, Hitch generated $10.8 million, the biggest opening week since Buena Vista's National Treasure also took in $10.8 million the first week in May.