Tomorrow Gets Off to a Big Start


Director Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow sold 2.6 million combined DVD and VHS units nationwide Tuesday, generating $47 million in consumer spending during its first day in release, according to Fox Home Entertainment.

The film generated about $72 million in global consumer spending Tuesday, taking into account sales from North America, Japan, Germany, Australia, Spain and Korea.

The global Day 1 total does not include the United Kingdom, France or Italy, where the video has yet to be released.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Special Edition Aladdin was the best-selling DVD and VHS its debut week ending October 10.

Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 was the nation’s top rental title during its debut week, making about $7.28 million in gross rental spending during its first five days. The film sold 3 million combined DVD and VHS units during the same frame, with about 1.4 million combined DVD and VHS units sold to rental stores nationwide.