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Mamma Mia! becomes the biggest selling DVD ever! DVD Review

Mamma Mia! becomes the biggest selling DVD ever!

January 1, 2009

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Mamma Mia! has become the biggest selling DVD ever in the UK, outselling the previous record holder ‘Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl’. It’s also the fastest selling DVD ever, selling quicker than Titanic.

After being released just before Christmas, the DVD was selling out everywhere as mothers and grandmothers found themselves opening their presents on Christmas morning to discover Mamma Mia! staring them in the face.

In addition to its sales success, the movie is also the most successful British film in the box office, ever.

The DVD has sold over 5 million copies, meaning one in four houses in the UK have a copy. The closest DVD to Mamma Mia in terms of sales this year was The Dark Knight, which sold 1.5 million copies.

The top five DVDs ever in the UK are:

1 Mamma Mia!
2 Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl (pictured)
3 Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring
4 Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers
5 Casino Royale

Maybe one of the reasons for the success of the DVD has been its availability, when considering that theatre tickets for the stage show are very hard to come by. If you can’t get to London to see the show, you can easily buy the DVD in any supermarket.

Everything Mamma Mia! related seems to be selling well, with the soundtrack for the movie being the biggest selling compilation CD of the year.

Darren has enjoyed an interest in film for many years, studying the subject at Newport Film School where he worked on the film ‘Cop on the Edge IX: Prelude to Justice‘ in a directing and acting capacity. The official site can be enjoyed here. Darren setup WhatDVD.Net in 2003 to further his love of films and to write passionately about the movies he enjoys, and about those that he doesn’t.

Although his day-to-day activities mean that he now has less time to review movies than he would ideally prefer, he still tries to review new releases, and DVDs from his extensive collection, whenever possible.
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