The Weinstein Company’s Hannibal Rising topped the national DVD sales chart for the week ending June 3, while Buena Vista’s Apocalypto held on to the No. 1 slot on the rental chart.
Hannibal Rising, which earned $27.7 million in theaters, was the only new theatrical release to crack the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert top 20.
The previous week’s top seller, Apocalypto, finished at No. 2 on First Alert, while New Line’s Pan’s Labyrinth slipped to third place.
20th Century Fox’s Night at the Museum continues to exhibit surprisingly strong sales legs; in its sixth week on the chart, the Ben Stiller comedy rose from No. 6 the previous week to No. 4.
Hannibal Rising made a weak rental debut on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart its first week in stores, bowing at No. 13, with estimated rental earnings of just $2.2 million. Even so, it was the top rental debut of the week. Apocalypto generated $4.9 million in rental revenue its sophomore week in stores to bring its total to $10.9 million, or 21% of its boxoffice gross of $50.9 million.