Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 sold about 2 million combined DVD and VHS units on Tuesday, its first day in release, says The Hollywood Reporter. The Day 1 sales figure and projected Week 1 sales of 3 million combined units set the benchmark as the most successful documentary ever released on home video.
Last week’s best-selling DVD and rental title was MGM Home Entertainment’s Walking Tall, which generated about $6.11 million in gross rental spending during its first five days on store shelves.
Lions Gate’s Barbie as the Prince and the Pauper was the nation’s best-selling VHS and the sixth-best-selling DVD for the week ending Oct. 3. The latest direct-to-video release is believed to have sold more than 800,000 combined DVD and VHS units during its first five days.
Universal Studios Home Video’s release of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was the third-best-selling DVD and the fourth-best-renting video during the same frame. The film generated about $4.5 million in gross rental spending, or 13.3% of its domestic boxoffice take.