Amazon: ‘Downton Abbey’ Bestselling TV Series on Disc9 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Preorders for Disney’s animated theatrical release ‘Frozen' outselling Universal’s ‘Despicable Me 2,’ which was Amazon’s top-selling holiday release
2014 has just begun, but Amazon Jan. 9 said “Downton Abbey,” is the bestselling TV series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Amazon has the exclusive SVOD rights to the PBS show’s seasons 3-5. Netflix loses rights to seasons 1-2 on July 1.
Amazon's top-selling listings are updated hourly, according to a spokesperson.
Meanwhile, pre-orders for Disney’s animated theatrical hit Frozen are outpacing current disc sales of Universal’s Despicable Me 2. The latter, which was released Dec. 10, was Amazon’s top-selling holiday packaged-media release.
Frozen has grossed $300 million at the domestic box office ($642 million globally) and is slated for retail release March 14.