Man on Fire & Punisher Performing Strong


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.