LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Television shows on DVD may peter out after the first few seasons, but not “Lost.”
The celebrated TV show’s sixth and final season debuted as the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc release the week ending August 29, despite a price tag three times higher than the average new movie.
On the Nielsen VideoScan sales chart, “Lost: The Complete Sixth Season” snatched the top spot from the Miley Cyrus film “The Last Song,” which slipped to No. 3 in its second week. “The Back-Up Plan,” a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, debuted at No. 2.
“Lost” also debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, with the newly issued “Lost: The Complete Series” bowing at No. 2 despite a suggested retail price of $279.99 for the elaborate boxed set.
But then again, Blu-ray Disc and “Lost” seem made for each other, with 20% of all “Lost” season sets sold last week in the high-definition format.
On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, “The Back-Up Plan” debuted at No. 1, bumping “Date Night” to No. 2.
“Lost” wasn’t the only TV release to score big with consumers. “NCIS: The Seventh Season” debuted at No. 4 on the DVD sales chart, and “The Simpsons: Season 13” at No. 7.