"Bucket List" DVD tops sales and rental charts

Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:42am EDT
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By Thomas K. Arnold

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Bucket List," a surprise box office hit starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, kicked its way to the top of the latest DVD charts on Wednesday.

The comedy debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan sales chart and Home Media Magazine's video rental chart during the week ended June 15. The story about two men battling terminal illness earned $93.5 million at movie theaters in the United States and Canada.

"Jumper," a sci-fi actioner with $79.9 million in theatrical receipts, bowed at No. 2 on both charts. It also topped the Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Elsewhere on the DVD sales chart, the historical drama "The Other Boleyn Girl" debuted at No. 4, and HBO's critically hailed "John Adams" documentary miniseries at No. 5. "Boleyn Girl," which made $26.8 million at the box office, also bowed at No. 6 on the Home Media Magazine chart.

Several older releases maintained steady sales. Two "Indiana Jones" DVDs, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (No. 7) and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (No. 9), remained in the top 10 five weeks after their release, which coincided with the theatrical debut of the new "Indiana Jones" movie. So did "Indiana Jones -- The Adventure Collection" (No. 8), a boxed set with all three earlier films.

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<p>Jack Nicholson smiles after a news conference to promote his movie "The Bucket List" in Tokyo April 30, 2008. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>