'Office' work: NBC comedy tops charts

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Accomplishing a rare feat, Season 3 of NBC's hit comedy "The Office" debuted at No. 1 on the national DVD sales chart for the week ending Sept. 9. The set, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, is the first TV-DVD release to top the sales chart in its first week in stores since Buena Vista's Season 2 set of "Lost" a year ago.

"Office" bumped the previous week's top seller, Paramount's "Blades of Glory," to No. 2. "Office" also beat several new theatrical features, including Universal's "Georgia Rule," which bowed at No. 3 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, and Lionsgate's "Delta Farce," which debuted at No. 7.

"Rule" also was the week's top rental debut, landing at No. 6 on Home Media Magazine's chart in its first week in stores with estimated rental earnings of $3.4 million — virtually neck and neck with "Farce," which bowed at No. 7.

"Farce," a PG-13 comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy, topped some sales charts around the country and reportedly overperformed at some of the nation's biggest retailers, including Wal-Mart.

Also performing well in its first week in stores was "Disney Princess: Enchanted Tales — Follow Your Dreams," which debuted as the week's No. 4 seller.

On the high-definition disc front, Warner's "300" remained at the top of both the Blu-ray Disc and the HD DVD sales charts, according to First Alert data.
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