Secret Window & Cold Mountain Atop the Charts


Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment’s Secret Window and Dimension Home Entertainment’s Bad Santa outpaced the home video debuts of Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Cold Mountain to maintain their spots atop the rental charts.

The titles finished first to fourth in that order on Video Store magazine’s list of top rentals for the week ending July 4. Secret Window had weekly rental revenue of $13.3 million, enough for a second week at No. 1, followed by the R-rated and unrated versions of Bad Santa with $12.9 million. “Barbershop 2” opened with $12.2 million, and Cold Mountain $11 million.

Cold Mountain fared far better in terms of sales, topping both Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert DVD and VHS sales charts for the week. The movie sold 421,935 units on DVD and 14,135 units on VHS. “Barbershop 2” placed second with DVD sales of 295,647 units.