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DVD Sales: The Office Is The Latest Powerhouse TV Show on DVD

September 22, 2009
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The latest DVD Sales Chart is out, so get on in here and check it out, along with my DVD Sales Notes:

DVD Sales Notes:

-Following the strong debut of Heroes last week ($14.6 million so far), and the amazing performance of True Blood this summer ($53.5 million!), The Office – Season Five continued the trend of TV shows performing well on DVD as it sold 407,426 copies in its first week for sales of $13.9 million.  That’s pretty great!  Unfortunately, the super buzzy Fringe: The Complete First Season didn’t breakout as much as Fox would have hoped.  If Supernatural can debut with $8.7 million, Fringe should have been able to do better than $3.8 million.

Crank: High Voltage‘s $5 million opening sales week might seem unimpressive at a first glance, but the Jason Statham action movie only earned $13 million in theaters.  For whatever reason, Statham can not open a movie.  His movies almost never do very well, and yet, they always get sequels, and they always do pretty well on DVD.  I love the guy as an actor, but if I ran a studio, I would not be booking him as a lead.  His career is unique and inexplicable.

-Thomas the Tank Engine is on the chart! Thomas And Friends: Hero of the Rails earned $902,299 in its first week.  This takes me right back to my childhood!

-You know what’s been quietly doing very well for itself on DVD for the past two months?  Fast And Furious! After seven weekends, the relaunch of the action franchise has sold 2.7 million DVDs and earned $45.1 million, which is very solid.

-Can anyone explain to me why Iron Man popped into 15th place after being off the Top 30 chart for a few months?  Was it the Disney/Marvel merger?  Did Iron Man 2 info get released?  Let me know in the comments.  Here’s the full chart:

DVD Sales Chart for the Week Ending September 6, 2009
Rank Title Units this Week % Chg Total Units Sales this Week Total Sales Wks
1 The Office – Season Five 407,426 -.-% 407,426 $13,905,449 $13,905,449 1
2 Crank: High Voltage 283,731 -.-% 283,731 $4,963,278 $4,963,278 1
3 Hannah Montana The Movie 145,655 -47.4% 2,115,161 $2,650,921 $36,027,200 4
4 Fringe: The Complete First Season 103,405 -.-% 103,405 $3,854,938 $3,854,938 1
5 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 98,719 -62.3% 360,531 $1,944,764 $6,392,950 2
6 State of Play 96,071 -73.0% 451,263 $1,831,113 $7,510,633 2
7 Heroes – Season Three 85,559 -71.9% 390,527 $3,207,607 $14,640,857 2
8 Disney Nature Earth 71,463 -66.3% 283,619 $1,352,080 $4,956,610 2
9 Thomas And Friends: Hero of the Rails 64,496 -.-% 64,496 $902,299 $902,299 1
10 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland 60,910 -.-% 60,910 $913,041 $913,041 1
11 Fast And Furious 58,058 -28.2% 2,720,547 $881,111 $45,077,252 7
12 Supernatural – The Complete Fourth Season 57,121 -76.7% 302,168 $2,288,267 $11,212,879 2
13 Coraline 54,840 15.0% 1,824,594 $946,654 $33,750,210 8
14 I Love You, Man 49,787 -41.2% 1,138,730 $959,893 $19,319,666 5
15 Iron Man 46,673 -.-% 9,033,049 $652,241 $161,697,021 50
16 True Blood: The Complete First Season 44,409 -30.0% 1,536,424 $1,531,666 $53,517,279 17
17 Race to Witch Mountain 43,717 -34.0% 1,319,019 $909,182 $23,602,243 6
18 The Last House on the Left 43,065 -48.0% 610,858 $879,387 $12,568,692 4
19 Criminal Minds: The Complete Fourth Season 42,413 -.-% 42,413 $1,517,537 $1,517,537 1
20 Watchmen 41,639 -28.4% 2,146,195 $866,537 $44,922,875 8
21 17 Again 41,313 -44.3% 1,080,224 $827,185 $19,803,345 5
22 Two and a Half Men – The Complete Sixth Season 38,746 -62.3% 141,610 $1,305,740 $3,722,016 2
23 Fighting 37,157 -62.1% 415,833 $742,768 $7,189,646 3
24 Duplicity 36,261 -61.2% 399,532 $719,781 $6,728,469 3
25 Dexter – The Complete Third Season 36,220 -38.7% 499,233 $1,259,732 $12,447,160 4
26 Sons of Anarchy – Season One 34,590 6.5% 207,277 $1,106,534 $6,630,791 4
27 House, M.D. – Season Five 33,857 -64.4% 380,892 $1,503,928 $12,092,733 3
28 Adventureland 31,356 -60.7% 292,228 $620,222 $5,471,050 3
29 Obsessed 29,632 -45.8% 951,628 $528,931 $16,000,122 6
30 Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season 29,624 -48.1% 293,080 $1,080,980 $10,694,489 3
All figures compiled by The-Numbers

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