A recent miniseries sold a record 525,000 units in its first week on home video.
History’s “The Bible” would be the fastest- selling TV title released on video in the past five years, and the top miniseries titled ever in its first week of release, according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
It was also No. 1 on iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Xbox, Playstation, CinemaNow and GooglePlay.
There is also a companion book from producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
The 10- hour miniseries depicted the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. It follows other timely releases like “Jesus of Nazareth” on NBC years ago and Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”
“The Bible” topped first week sales of the likes of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “True Blood” and NBC’s “The Office,” along with other miniseries “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.”
“The Bible” finished up its run on Sunday nights with 11.7 million viewers, and was a strong ratings hit during its recent run.
“The Bible” (the TV series, not the Guttenberg version) was produved by Lightworkers Media and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. It was distributed by One Three Media.