Lost in Translation a Big Seller on DVD

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Oscar-nominated Lost in Translation, starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Faris and Giovanni Ribisi, sold more than 350,000 DVD units — or about 21% of its initial shipment of 1.5 million discs to retailers — during its first 24 hours in release nationwide. Ticket sales for the film are also maintaining headway at the same time that the DVD release has risen to the top of consumers’ must-see lists.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Seabiscuit has sold nearly 7 million DVD units since its release at the beginning of the year and is expected to have even longer legs if the film wins as best picture.

Meanwhile, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment’s debut last week of Radio was the nation’s No. 1 selling DVD and the No. 1 rental choice on home video. The film sold nearly 1 million DVDs during its first five days in release and generated an estimated $14.66 million in gross rental revenue.

Buena Vista’s debut of the two-disc Alice in Wonderland animated feature film was the second-best selling DVD.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment witnessed brisk sales and rentals for its debut release of Thirteen, which generated approximately $3.53 million in gross rental revenue and debuted at No. 16 on VideoScan’s First Alert DVD sales chart for the same frame.

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