It seems the holiday anthem this past week was "Yippie-Ki-Yay!"
Live Free or Die Hard was the top seller and rental in the holiday week ending November 25. The shopping frenzy that is Black Friday was obviously good to John McClane, as his fourth installment outsold two other releases that debuted on the same day.
Hairspray finished right behind Live Free or Die Hard on the rental side at #2, but was #3 in sales, behind last week's top seller, Shrek the Third which dropped to the second spot. Live Free or Die Hard tallied $12.4 million in rental revenue while Hairspray brought in $9.6 million on the rental side.
The other notable debut this week was The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, which took the normal holiday scenic route to DVD about a year after its theatrical release, debuted in 5th on the sales charts and 9th on the rental charts with $4.7 million in rental earnings.
Black Friday also made an impact lower into the sales charts as well. With many retailers offering bargain prices on fairly recent releases, a few older discs slipped back onto the charts after a lengthy hiatus. The top 10 was rounded out by Blood Diamond at #8, Happy Feet at #9 and The Notebook at the 10-spot.