Two New Year's Day releases, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Resident Evil: Extinction and Lionsgate's War, topped the national DVD sales and rental charts, respectively, for the week ending Jan. 6.
Resident Evil: Extinction came out on top on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, riding on its $50.7 million theatrical record. War came in at No. 2 but topped Home Media Magazine's video rental chart with estimated rental earnings of $11.8 million, or more than half its $22.5 million boxoffice take. Resident Evil generated an estimated $8.3 million in rental stores for a fifth-place bow.
A third newcomer, New Line's Shoot 'Em Up, debuted at No. 4 on the sales chart, right behind Warner's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which jumped a notch the first week of the new year and its fourth week in release. Shoot 'Em Up, which made just $12.8 million, debuted at No. 8 on the rental chart, but its estimated rental earnings of $7.7 million still amount to 60% of its theatrical gross.
The previous week's top seller, 20th Century Fox's The Simpsons: The Movie, slipped to No. 8 in its third week in stores. Universal Studios' The Kingdom and New Line's Rush Hour 3 were released just before and after Christmas and finished at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. On the rental chart, Rush Hour 3 came in at No. 2 with $11.1 million in revenue, while The Kingdom was No. 3 with $10.5 million.
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