Monsters Inc. Top Selling DVD of All-Time

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  1. JoshB

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    Monsters Inc. has sold 9.2 million copies since it was released on Sept. 17th, making it the top selling DVD of All Time, beating previous record holder SHrek at 9 million copies. Here is the top selling list:

    Monsters Inc - 9.2 million
    Shrek - 9 million
    Harry Potter - 8.9 million
    LOTR - 8 million
    Pearl Harbor (2 Disc) - 7.7 million
    Matrix - 7.5 million
    Gladiator - 7.2 million
    Fast and the Furious - 6.5 million
    Star Wars: Episode I - 5 million
    Rush Hour 2 - 4.7 million
     
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    Am I right in assuming that this list is for Region 1 only?... otherwise I would have thought that Spirited Away would be in there somewhere, if not at the very top of the list.
     
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    yes thats just the Region 1 release. Spirited Away?
     
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    Great- the top-selling DVD of all time is one that does not play correctly on several players (including mine!) At least that's better than the last all-time best-selling VHS I heard of (Lion King) that blatantly stated on the cover that it was modified from its original version, formatted to fit your screen.
    I'm proud to say I own only 4 of the top 10 discs listed above (but can only play 3 of them!)
     
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    I have them all except Harry Potter. No interest in picking it up anyway.
     
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    Two of those are widescreen only releases! So Widescreen must be pretty popular.
     
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    I could've sworn that the Matrix was number one until Gladiator came along and took that spot, but on the list it's the other way around. Or did Gladiator pass the Matrix, only to be passed itself by the Matrix in the long run?
     
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    I'm suprised that Rush Hour 2 makes the list. That many people feel like owning it?

    Blade 2 should be up there.
     
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    I'm just shocked that the only Star Wars film legally on dvd to date is number 9 on the list! 'Pearl Harbor' has sold more copies than 'Star Wars', 'Matrix' and 'Gladiator'.

    Monsters inc no.1 and Shrek no.2, as an animation fan I'm pleased they're selling like hot cakes, both are great fun but Shrek is my fave of the two.
     
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    Remember there is quite a bit of influence from player ownership numbers.
    Say you double the number of homes that own players in 2003, well those people will be MORE LIKELY to buy the latest big release first, no matter what it is, just because they can and its the current cool thing. Not to mention all the new owner family homes that will buy whatever the lastest and greatest kids film is.
    Not to detract from any of those titles.
    But we also noticed a sales skew early on toward young tech geek guys as well (espeically due to CPUs with DVD drives and PS2s). This is a big factor in putting titles like Matrix toward the top along with Gladiator.
    Bells and whistles discs also sell much better to these new owners who want something that shows of the system and looks cool.
    Nothing wrong with that, its just that seasoned vets have already moved beyond the "reference title" purchase.
    So until player ownership really saturates we will continue to see the latest titles become the biggest sellers over and over again.
    And that list is already yesterday's news with FOTR:EE, AOTC, and Spider-Man around the corner. Even E.T. might make a push toward the top and Beauty and the Beast might be on its way toward the top as well. Add to that the BTTF set this Xmas and new players being sold every day and you have a totally different list in about 6 months.
    And we know what Raiders and the OT would eventually do to that list as well. [​IMG]
     
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    I have every single one of those. I also have 23 out of the top 25 but the other 2 i had but sold. :)

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    I have Episode 1, LOTR, Monsters Inc, and Shrek.

    Watch MI get topped within a few months.
     
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    It's hard to believe that Monsters, Inc. has already beaten out all the others on that list when it was just recently released. I guess it's probably because people have been waiting for it for a while.
     
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    Can't believe Pearl Harbor outsold the Matrix. I bet that could move up as the hype machine gets going for Matrix Reloaded.
     
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    The Matrix has (had) a big legs and I rememebr it being at the top for weeks after its DVD release and with matrix 2 coming, it can only help sales. Now I am wondering where AOTC will figure on this list.
     
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    Just own Rush Hour 2 from the list. Waiting for the extended edition of LOTR. Not interested in the rest fromt the list.
     
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    I'm sure Spider-man will be somewhere on that list in another six weeks - probably surpassing both Star Wars movies.
     

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