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<I>Austin Powers</I> Striking Sales Gold

16 Dec, 2002 By: Hive News

New Line Home Entertainment is crowing about sales on Austin Powers in Goldmember, released on DVD and VHS Dec. 3, which shot up to number one in DVD sales for the week ending Dec. 8 according to Videoscan.

Additionally, DVD and VHS sales of the film featuring the shagadelic swinger are on target to surpass the 14 million sales accumulated by Austin Powers International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me

The film has grossed $300 million worldwide at the box office, a New Line spokesperson said, and is still in theaters in territories. With over $213 "mil-ee-un" dollars garnered at the U.S. box office since its July theatrical release, Austin Powers reigns as the most popular Austin Powers installment to date.

"Austin Powers continues to be a key franchise to New Line Cinema," says Stephen Einhorn, president, New Line Home Entertainment. "We are thrilled that it continues to out-perform expectations. It has become a must-see at the theaters, and a must own for the holiday season."

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