Top 3 selling DVD/VHS for 2002...

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    According to the Hollywood Reporter. These figures are for combined VHS and DVD sales in the US market only:

    1) Monsters Inc - $385 million
    2) Lord of the Rings (all versions) - $380 million
    3) Spider-Man - $348 million
     
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    Pardon - the source was Variety, not HR.
     
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    Not all that surprising, as those are 3 of the 5 highest-grossing films which debuted on DVD in 2001-2002.
     
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    I'm a bit surprised that S-M isn't #1, though.
     
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    LOTR probably got a boost from those who bought the initial release and then decided to get the EE version when it came out. If you total Phantom Menace releases together, they probably are a bit higher than average simply because of the initial VHS release and Lucas swearing he wouldn't do a DVD. Then a few months later, the DVD shows up, so a lot of folks (myself included) bought it again.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised SM isn't #1 as well. Perhaps because Monsters has been out a little while longer?

    But then again, the disney animated films have always been 'monstrous' sellers on video. Remember back in 94 when Forrest Gump edged out the Lion King in box office receipts but Lion King trounced it in video sales/rentals....
     

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