Which DVDs have sold the MOST?

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  1. David Ruiz

    David Ruiz Second Unit

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    I was just wondering which DVDs out there had sold the MOST number of copies. Keep in mind, I am not talking about the movies themselves, just the disks. I previously thought, that the "Matrix" had sold more DVDs than any other movie out there, but I keep hearing all the time about breaking records of DVDs being sold. For example. I think Pearl Harbor sold 3 millions copies in one week, but how much has it sold altogether? Has it sold more than the Matrix?
     
  2. David Lambert

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    I believe Shrek is the current winner, but more knowledgable folks than me will post a list, I'm sure.
     
  3. Adam_WM

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    No, I thine something upheaved Shrek, like the Grinch or something. There was that period from November to December where every week the record was broken.
     
  4. John Berggren

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    With all the free Shrek DVDs out there, it may well still be Shrek in the longrun. I imagine that as DVD penetrates more and more households these records will get broken more and more frequently as each new killer DVD comes out.

    Just wait for this summer's big guns to launch on DVD:

    Star Wars

    Austin Powers

    Spider-man

    amongst others...
     
  5. DanR

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    I haven't even seen Spiderman yet (obviously), but the previews look awesome. They are planning a huge DVD for October, and this is CTHV, so it should be a reference DVD. Don't forget MIB-II could be another huge seller if the movie is as funny as the first one was.

    Regards,

    Dan
     
  6. Josh Simpson

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    In the latest Star Wars Insider, It was said that Episode 1 was on pace currently to eventually beat Gladiator. Of course, no one knows if the pace will keep up, and of course Rick McCallum said it. I truly think he's kind of an idiot. But if Lucasfilm would release...say.... original trilogy and Indiana Jones, I'm pretty sure you'd see new champs in DVD sales.
     
  7. Joshua Clinard

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    I happen to think that E.T. will sell a whole lot.
     
  8. Brett Hancock

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    Whatever happened to Return Of The Living Dead shattering the record when its released[​IMG] . Seriously though I agree with Josh if the original trilogy came out it would shatter any record held right now.
     
  9. Dave H

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    I would imagine Harry Potter will beat everyone.
     
  10. Julie K

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    I think LOTR will sell a few copies...
     
  11. Ricardo C

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    Records will be routinely broken a few times each year:

    - August: Standard LOTR release. BOOM!

    - October: Spider-Man. BOOM!

    - November: LOTR SE. BOOM!

    - December: Episode II (possibly) BOOM!

    And it will continue that way, considering there's more Star Wars, more LOTR, more Matrix, and More Shrek down the line.

    EDIT: Sorry, my connection crapped out just as I was to fix the font size.
     
  12. Scott L

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    HT Mag says Gladiator is the current all time best-selling DVD. I would have to guess that EP1 is not far behind by now...
     
  13. Chad Gregory

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    IMO. There is no way that a catalog release will become the all-time leading DVD seller. Even if it is the original Star Wars. The buying public wants the newest biggest movie, hence the massive sales of The Mummy Returns and Pearl Harbor. I would wager that Episode I isn't even top five of all-time sales, maybe not even top ten.

    That said I would love to see an accurate list...

    -Chad
     
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