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`Casino Royale` features in Top 10 best selling DVDs ever chart

29-Apr-2008 • Casino Royale

As the home entertainment industry marks the tenth anniversary of DVD’s launch in the UK, charts supplied by the BVA (using data from the Official UK Chart Company), have revealed the best selling discs from the past 10 years, reports LastBroadcast. James Bond lands the #9 spot with his 2006 outing "Casino Royale".

Top Ten Selling DVDs over the past ten years...
1. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
2. THE LORD OF THE RINGS - FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
3. THE LORD OF THE RINGS – THE TWO TOWERS
4. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – DEAD MAN’S CHEST
5. THE LORD OF THE RINGS – THE RETURN OF THE KING
6. SHREK 2
7. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
8. GLADIATOR
9. CASINO ROYALE
10. HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE

Growth in DVD sales has been exponential. By the end of 1998, the new format had sold 200,000 discs but this rose rapidly to 4 million the following year. Now 10 years on, with DVD the established platform, BVA figures reveal a total of 248 million DVDs sold in 2007. Furthermore, the latest data from the BVA reveals that so far in 2008, an additional 63.3 million DVDs have been bought by the British public.

The continued popularity of DVD for home entertainment is clearly illustrated by the charting of Casino Royale as the ninth highest selling DVD of the last decade, a film which was only released in early 2007 and has now exceeded sales of 3.1 million units. The film also charted as the highest selling Blu-ray title in the last year.

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