Friday, September 10, 2004

The Passion DVD

by Steve Ray on September 10, 2004

“The Passion” a Top Seller in Video

HOLLYWOOD, California, SEPT. 9, 2004 ( “The Passion of the Christ” sold nearly 9 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first week in release on home video, a trade journal says.

That makes the Mel Gibson film the top-selling live-action title of all time, according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment executives cited by the Hollywood Reporter. Fox is the video’s distributor.

That figure establishes “The Passion” as the best-selling live-action home video during its first week in release, topping the previous record holder, the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.