Shooter Hits Mark for the Second Week


With no new high-profile releases arriving in stores the day before the Fourth of July, Paramount Home Entertainment’s Shooter retained its hold on the top of the national video sales and rental charts for the week ending July 8.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film earned an additional $6.5 million in rental stores its second week out, just 17 percent less than what it made its initial week in stores. After two weeks, Shooter has generated more than 30 percent of its $47 million box office gross from rentals alone.

Buena Vista’s Bridge to Terabithia held the No. 2 position on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart three weeks after it debuted at No. 1, while on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, Black Snake Moan — like Shooter a Paramount sophomore — remained at No. 2. “Snake” has made more money in rental stores in just two weeks than during its entire theatrical run ($11 million compared with $9.4 million).

On the high-definition disc front, Blood Diamond debuted at No. 1 on the HD DVD sales chart. Sony Pictures’ Ghost Rider remained the top Blu-ray Disc seller.