Fox: 1 Million ‘The Bible’ Units Sold27 Jun, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Miniseries emerges as fastest-selling home entertainment TV DVD, Blu-ray Diasc and DigitalHD title in two years
The Bible apparently never gets old. “The Bible,” a television miniseries based on the Bible, has sold more than 1 million DVD, Blu-ray Disc and DigitialHD units since its April 2 retail launch, according to distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Co-produced by actress Roma Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) and her husband Mark Burnett (“Survivor”), the top-rated miniseries was broadcast weekly between March 3 and March 31 on History Channel.
“The Bible” retells the stories of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The four-disc Blu-ray and DVD set includes the making of the series and features a behind-the-scenes look at how the miniseries came together.
"Millions of people embraced “The Bible,” not only making it the television event of the year but also bringing it to unprecedented success with the home entertainment release in the U.S.," said Mary Daily, president and chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. "We are excited about introducing this project to millions more as we launch internationally later this year."
The series will air internationally later this year, followed by its international home entertainment release.
“The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD,” said Downey and Burnett in a statement. “There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far and wide.”