20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Napoleon Dynamite was the best-selling DVD for the week ending Dec. 26. The comedy was the fourth-best-renting video during the same frame, generating an estimated $9.63 million in consumer spending, or 21.7% of its domestic boxoffice take. The film sold 1.35 million combined DVD and VHS units, or 60% of its initial shipment to retailers, during its first day on store shelves.
The nation’s No. 1-renting home video last week was Paramount Home Entertainment’s The Manchurian Candidate, which generated an estimated $11.55 million in consumer spending during its first five days on rental shelves, or about 17.5% of its domestic boxoffice take.
King Arthur was the nation’s second-best-selling DVD. The actioner from Buena Vista Home Entertainment’s Touchstone Pictures captured the No. 8 position on the weekly rental chart during the same frame, generating an estimated $5.16 million in consumer spending.