The DVD showdown last week between The Bourne Ultimatum and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ended in a split decision, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The latest “Harry Potter” movie was the top DVD seller for the week ending December 16, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert data, outselling “Bourne” and fellow new release High School Musical 2.
But the third Jason Bourne action-thriller won in the rental arena, capturing the top spot on Home Media Magazine’s rental chart with estimated revenue of $15.4 million, compared with $12.3 million for second-ranked “Potter.”
Combined, the two films grossed more than half a billion dollars in North American theaters. “Bourne” earned $227 million, while “Potter” collected $292 million.
The previous week’s top seller, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, slipped to No. 4, not far behind behind High School Musical 2.
On the HD DVD chart, “Bourne” outsold “Potter” by a margin of nearly 2-to-1. On the Blu-ray Disc chart, “Pirates” led for a second week, with “Potter” debuting at No. 2.