'Grey's Anatomy' Cuts to No. 120 Sep, 2007 By: Thomas K. Arnold
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's Grey's Anatomy: Season Three 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 ended Sept. 16, a week after another season-three release, for Universal Studios' “The Office,” also bowed in the top berth.
“The 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 of the chart. Blades of Glory held down the No. 1 position 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 No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, each earning just 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 a half million in theaters, debuted at No. 11, with rental earnings of just 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.