20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Live Free or Die Hard topped the national sales and rental charts for the week ending November 25.
New Line’s Hairspray — with $118.8 million in boxoffice revenue, compared with $134.5 million for “Die Hard” — finished second on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart with $9.6 million in revenue, behind $12.4 million for the Fox action-thriller.
But Hairspray was outsold by Paramount/DreamWorks’ Shrek the Third, which took the No. 2 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart in its second week. Hairspray debuted at No. 3 on the sales chart, just ahead of Disney’s Ratatouille, which in its third week was No. 4 on the sellers list.
The other new-to-DVD theatrical release, Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, debuted at No. 5 on the DVD sales chart and No. 9 on the rental chart with $4.7 million.