Game Of Thrones Season Three becomes fastest-selling box set of the decade

TV show makes £5.4m in one week in the UK

Game Of Thrones season three has smashed DVD and Blu-ray records in the UK by becoming the fastest-selling TV series box set of the last decade.

Released on 17 February 2014, almost 190,000 units of the HBO show's third season were shifted to the mind-boggling tune of £5.4m in just one week.

“We’re delighted with the result at HBO,” said Ian Fullerton, Marketing Director of HBO Home Entertainment. “We always knew this would be a big release and it’s great to see it doing so well across every sector of the market.”

Could the box set's massive sales be thanks to the now-infamous Red Wedding episode, 'The Rains Of Castamere'?

We recently chatted to the show's cast about the episode, and it certainly seemed to have made a lasting impression on them.

Season four of Game Of Thrones will air on Sky Atlantic from 7 April 2014.

What did you think of the show's third season? Tell us below...


    • Ali1748

      Feb 24th 2014, 16:44

      Great news. This pretty much assures me we'll see HBO adapt all current and future books of ASOIF, that show is going to produce them coin for many, many years.

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    • SiMan

      Feb 24th 2014, 19:39

      I think this is probably my most favourite show of all time. There are times I watch it thinking 'you can't do that - you're a tv show', but not just about what happens, but more on how they portray it on screen - the scale of it is immense. Even some of the most subtle shots are filmed in a style that transcends what other tv shows are willing to do. It looks better than a lot of films that have been coming out recently. My only concern is that I suspect the reason they manage to film, frame and structure almost every shot is that they have had so much time to plan out each and every moment based on the books. With George R R Martin taking so long on the last two, could the shows catch up and not give the producers as much time to envisage how they would film a scene?

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 24th 2014, 20:07

      George has told David and Dan what happens in the books. Besides there is always Robert's rebellion to fall back on should the show overlap the books. If The Winds Of Winter isn't released before season 5 airs George is taking the p**s lol.

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    • adamwhitehead

      Feb 26th 2014, 14:20

      The TV producers have said there will be no hiatuses, no waiting for unpublished books and no time off to film prequel seasons. The cast would scatter to other projects and they wouldn't be able to get them all back, plus the kids would get far too old. Martin has also said that Robert's Rebellion won't be depicted in book form or on TV, and HBO don't have the rights to it anyway. The TV show will probably last 8 seasons, possibly 7, and if they overtake, they overtake.

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