Man on Fire & Punisher Performing Strong

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Man on Fire sold about 1.5 million combined DVD and VHS units Tuesday, its first day on retail shelves, according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The first-day home video sales are performing on par with a $100 million-plus boxoffice film, a strong showing for a film with $78 million in domestic boxoffice.

Lions Gate’s The Punisher sold about 1.8 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first five days in release. Its first-week sales figure makes it one of the top-selling live-action titles of the year respective to its $33 million domestic boxoffice take.

The Hollywood Reporter says Nielsen VideoScan ranked The Punisher as the nation No. 2-best-selling DVD its debut week, second to The Passion of the Christ, for the week ending Sept. 12.

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