Die Hard Shoots Up the DVD Charts


20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s Live Free or Die Hard topped the national sales and rental charts for the week ending November 25.

New Line’s Hairspray — with $118.8 million in boxoffice revenue, compared with $134.5 million for “Die Hard” — finished second on Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart with $9.6 million in revenue, behind $12.4 million for the Fox action-thriller.

But Hairspray was outsold by Paramount/DreamWorks’ Shrek the Third, which took the No. 2 spot on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart in its second week. Hairspray debuted at No. 3 on the sales chart, just ahead of Disney’s Ratatouille, which in its third week was No. 4 on the sellers list.

The other new-to-DVD theatrical release, Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, debuted at No. 5 on the DVD sales chart and No. 9 on the rental chart with $4.7 million.