Potter Sinks Titanic

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  1. Peter Kline

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    May 12, 2002

    Harry Potter Becomes Fastest Selling British Video

    By REUTERS

    Filed at 4:15 p.m. ET

    LONDON (Reuters) - Boy wizard Harry Potter may have weaved a little magic over the weekend to ensure the video and DVD release of ``Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'' broke British industry sales records.

    Warner Home Video said on Sunday over 1.25 million copies of the big screen hit, known as ``Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' in the United States, sold on its first day of release, breaking the previous record set by ``Titanic'' of 1.1 million copies.

    The British record is for the number of units sold in a 24-hour period.
     
  2. Julian Lalor

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    Well, given that Titanic was released in 1999, when DVD player ownership was a fraction of what it is today, I'd hardly say Potter "sunk" Titanic.
     
  3. Peter Kline

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    These sales include VIDEO as well as DVD. The fact is that Potter did outsell Titanic in the same time frame.[​IMG]
     
  4. John_McKittrick

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    well gee....Titanic didn't even come out on DVD the same time it did on VHS. We had to wait a whole friekin year and didn't even get an amorphic transfer. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    John
     
  5. Peter Kline

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    Boy, are you Titanic fans showing your sour grapes or what? In the end its only a movie (or two) so calm down have a nice week and be happy.[​IMG]
     
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    Star Wars will regain it's proper number 1 place in 2006, don't you worry.
     
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