Mamma Mia! becomes biggest selling UK DVD ever

January 1st, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 1 (ANI): Mamma Mia! the movie has become the biggest-selling DVD in the UK ever.
According to the Official Charts Company, the release racked up enough sales during the Christmas break to become the first disc to sell more than five million DVDs.
Mamma Mia! has already been named as the fastest-selling DVD, selling 1.669 million on its first day of sale.
The movie soundtrack has been confirmed as the biggest selling compilation of 2008, with a million copies flying off the shelves
It has beaten ”Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl”, which has sold 4.7 million copies in the UK.
“Right from its release, Mamma Mia! has been a record breaker - when it was issued on DVD, it became the fastest seller of all time,” the Telegraph quoted Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot, as saying.
“This latest landmark further underlines the popularity of the movie, which is now ”officially” the British public’’s favourite DVD of all time - with one-in-four British households owning a copy,” Talbot added.
Here is the official all-time DVD top 50 from 1998 to 2008:
1. Mamma Mia! The Movie 2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 3. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 5. Casino Royale 6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’’s Chest 7. The Shawshank Redemption 8. Gladiator 9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 10. Shrek 2 11. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire 12. Finding Nemo 13. Grease 14. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban 15. Madagascar 16. Love Actually 17. Dirty Dancing 18. Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets 19. The Simpsons Movie 20. Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix 21. The Day After Tomorrow 22. Transformers 23. Hot Fuzz 24. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’’s End 25. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe 26. War of the Worlds 27. Ocean’’s Eleven 28. Bridget Jones’’s Diary 29. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’’s Stone 30. Spiderman 31. Shrek 32. I Robot 33. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory 34. Saving Private Ryan 35. Shrek the Third 36. Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith 37. The Da Vinci Code 38. The Incredibles 39. Troy 40. The Matrix 41. The Green Mile 42. High School Musical 43. Monsters Inc 44. The Matrix Reloaded 45. The Bourne Identity 46. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 47. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 48. The Polar Express 49. Star Wars: Trilogy 50. Shaun of the Dead (ANI)

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