Spider-Man 2 & Harry Potter Hot


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s Spider-Man 2 sold more than 6 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first day on retail shelves across the country, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sony reported Week 1 sales for the original Spider-Man at approximately 10 million combined units when it was released November 1, 2002.

Sony’s TV-to-DVD release of Seinfeld: Season 1 & 2 debuted at No. 4 on Nielsen VideoScan’s First Alert DVD sales chart for the week ending November 28, while Seinfeld: Season 3 entered the chart at No. 8.

Meanwhile, Warner Home Video’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was last week’s top-selling DVD and VHS and was the nation’s second-best rental title. First-week sales numbers are estimated to have topped 9 million units. Gross rental spending is estimated to have topped $10 million during the same frame.

The nation’s top rental title for the week was DreamWorks Home Entertainment’s The Terminal, which generated slightly more than $12 million during its first five days. The Tom Hanks starrer took the No. 5 slot on VideoScan’s weekly DVD First Alert chart.