'Nemesis' Makes Waves On DVDBy Caillan
May 29, 2003 - 10:36 AM
After a lacklustre performance at the box office, Star Trek Nemesis has blasted onto the DVD scene at warp speed.
The tenth Star Trek feature film took pole position on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert DVD sales chart for the week ending May 25, according to the Hollywood Reporter. More than 1.3 million copies of the Nemesis DVD are estimated to have been sold in its first week of release, industry sources said.
Second place on the sales chart was taken by Antwone Fisher, directed by and starring Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington. The Hollywood Reporter noted that Nemesis was "expected to perform well on DVD because of its genre, brand recognition and cult following", and said Antwone Fisher's runner-up performance was "unusually strong".
Nemesis also got off to a strong start on the rental charts, according to figures from Video Store Magazine. The film raked in an estimated $10.6 million during the week of May 20-25. Analyze That, starring Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, took the number one place on the rental charts, making approximately $13.9 million in the same week.
The Star Trek Nemesis DVD was released in North America on May 20 and includes a commentary by director Stuart Baird, four featurettes, seven deleted scenes and a photo gallery. The DVD will debut in Germany on June 17 and in the UK on August 4. To order the DVD and support TrekToday, please use the following links: Amazon.com (Widescreen) - Amazon.com (Full Screen) - Amazon.ca - Amazon.co.uk - Amazon.de.
The original Hollywood Reporter article can be found here at Yahoo! News.