'Grey's' set has Rx for DVD sales
EmptyWalt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's "Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Third Season" became the second TV-DVD release in as many weeks to top the national DVD sales chart.
The complete-season set debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for the week ending Sept. 16, a week after another Season 3 release, Universal's "The Office," also bowed in the top berth.
"Office" slipped to No. 3 on the sales chart, while Paramount/DreamWorks' "Blades of Glory" remained at No. 2.
Meanwhile, on Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the same week, a trickle of weak new theatrical releases kept a contingent of veterans at the top. "Blades" held down the No. 1 position in its third week in stores, adding another $5.5 million in rental earnings to bring its rental gross to $22 million. Two sophomores, Universal's "Georgia Rule" and Lionsgate's "Delta Farce," were at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, each earning slightly less than $3 million in rental revenue for the week.
The highest-ranking newcomer on the rental chart was Lionsgate's "Away From Her," a drama that earned $4.6 million in theaters, which debuted at No. 10 with $1.7 million. Genius/Weinstein's "DOA: Dead or Alive," an actioner that barely made $500,000 in theaters, debuted at No. 11 with rental earnings of slightly less than $1.7 million.
On the high-def disc charts, Warner's "300" remained at No. 1 on both the Blu-ray Disc and the HD DVD sales chart.