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Projections: 'The Bible' Seeks to Spread the Word

8 Apr, 2013 By: John Latchem

After a flurry of hot new releases to close out the first quarter, studios took a step back the first week of April, with the biggest new release being Fox’s Blu-ray and DVD of The Bible: The Epic Miniseries.

The highly rated program concluded on TV just two days before its April 2 street date, so intense interest  and a lack of new competition should help it secure a high chart spot. Holdovers such as DreamWorks’ Lincoln and Universal’s Les Misérables should continue to perform well.

The only ripple on the rental chart will be the rise of Fox’s Red Dawn after the end of its 28-day kiosk embargo.

Rank Title Studio Weeks on Chart
  Projected Top 3 Sellers for Week Ending 4/7/2013  
1 The Bible: The Epic Miniseries Fox New
2 Lincoln Disney/DreamWorks 2
3 Les Misérables Universal 3
  Projected Top 3 Rentals for Week Ending 4/7/2013  
1 Red Dawn (2012) Fox 5
2 Zero Dark Thirty Sony Pictures 3
3 Killing Them Softly Anchor Bay 2


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