The 25 best-selling DVDs of all-time

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  1. David Von Pein

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    The 25 best-selling DVDs of all-time & the 5 best-selling TV shows on DVD. (Units in millions.)(As of mid-October 2002.) ..........
    1. Monsters, Inc. (Buena Vista) 9.2
    2. Shrek (DreamWorks) 9.0
    3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Warner Bros.) 8.9
    4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (New Line) 8.0
    5. Pearl Harbor (Touchstone) 7.7
    6. The Matrix (Warner) 7.5
    7. Gladiator (DreamWorks) 7.2
    8. The Fast and the Furious (Universal) 6.5
    9. Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Fox) 5.0
    10. Rush Hour 2 (New Line) 4.7
    11. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Universal) 4.6
    12. The Patriot (Columbia TriStar) 4.2
    13. Black Hawk Down (Columbia TriStar) 4.1
    14. Training Day (Warner) 3.9
    15. American Pie II (Universal) 3.8
    15. The Mummy Returns (Universal) 3.8
    15. Oceans Eleven (Warner) 3.8
    18. Planet of the Apes (Fox) 3.7
    19. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Columbia TriStar) 3.5
    20. Jurassic Park III (Universal) 3.4
    21. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Buena Vista) 3.2
    22. Cast Away (Fox) 2.8
    23. Meet the Parents (Universal) 2.7
    24. Remember the Titans (Buena Vista) 2.6
    25. Hannibal (MGM) 2.5
    Source: Video Store Magazine; sales to consumers, estimated to date.
    TV Series:
    1. The Simpsons — Complete First Season (Fox)
    2. The Simpsons — Complete Second Season (Fox)
    3. The Sopranos — The Complete First Season (Fox)
    4. The Sopranos — The Complete Second Season (Fox)
    5. Best of Friends Volume 1 (Warner)
    Source: Video Store Magazine market research.
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    How many of the above do you have? [​IMG]
    (And: What on the list surprises you the most?)
     
  2. RichardMA

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    That list is likely to change fast.
    If "Spiderman" did $170 million in it's first three days
    of sale (that's about 8.5 million DVDs at $20/ea) then it
    is probably past many of those on the list I guess.
     
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    Let's just say I have everything in the NEW top ten! [​IMG]
    No doubt that Spidey and AotC have pushed Hannibal and Remember the Titans off the bottom of that list...
     
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    Oddly, I actually only have 4 of these titles... Guess my tastes are a lot less mainstream than I thought.

    One question, with PEARL HARBOR- do they count just one version, or lump both releases into the total numbers? Same question with Crouching Tiger (does the sales figure include Superbit and the regular version) and JP3 (didn't this get a dual wide/ff release?)

    I'm just curious how sales would break down by version-- I assume this list considers ever release of a particular film in the total.

    -Vince
     
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    I have eight of the.

    Most surprising:
    Planet of the Apes
    Jurassic Park III
    Fast and the Furious (if only because it's somewhere on cable 24/7)
     
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    I have 5
     
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    wow, i have 18 of the 25
     
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    I have 9, which is more than I would have guessed, having just glanced at the list. At least 3 of the 9 we have are more for my sons than me.

    That's quite a spread: >9 million at the top, >2.5 million for 25th. almost a four-fold difference. The midpoint's about 4 million now; I'd guess that becomes the top 25 cutoff within a year or so, now that DVD is mainstream.
     
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    I'm in total shock regarding Pearl Harbor. How could? What the ? Why?
    Some things are better left unsaid...[​IMG]
     
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    I'm 0 for 25 - even if you were to adjust it to include ATOC and Spiderman.
    That looks like a pretty sad list to me. I have no desire to own any of those DVDs.
     
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    Are the only two titles I don't have due to personal dislike.



    Crawdaddy
     
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    Marc Colella said:
    Ditto and Ditto
    I do have all three seasons of The Sopranos though.
     
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    I have all but six on the list.
     
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    11 of the 25
    1 of the 5 TV series (Simpsons season 1)
     
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    OMG
    The Patriot??
     
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    What happened to Fight Club?
     
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    OMG
    No Terminator 2?
     
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    Hmm, I've got 7 of the top 10, but only one of the other 15 (Cast Away) and I bought that used from Blockbuster.
     

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