Van Helsing: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Director Stephen Sommers' monster thrill ride Van Helsing, starring Hugh Jackman, sold more than 2.5 million combined DVD and VHS units its first day on store shelves Tuesday, generating an estimated $50 million in gross consumer spending, according to sources. Universal Studios' $184 million boxoffice actioner is on track to become the nation's top-selling home video this week, with sales estimates to exceed 5 million combined DVD and VHS units, according to industry sources.
Director Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow, starring Dennis Quaid, sold an estimated 6 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first week at retail, according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment executives. The disaster epic sold 2.6 million combined DVD and VHS units nationwide its first day on retail shelves Oct. 12 (HR 10/14).
Day After Tomorrow was the nation's best rental title for the week ending Oct. 17, generating an estimated $10.72 million in consumer rental spending during its first five days on rental shelves, according to Video Store magazine.