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<i>Potter</I> First Day UK Sales Sink <I>Titanic</I>

13 May, 2002 By: Holly J. Wagner


Warner Home Video has confirmed that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the UK version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, has made UK history as the most successful video and DVD release of all time with more than 1.25 million copies sold on its first day of release.

The sales mark breaks the 1.1 million record Titanic set for the same time frame.

Anticipating the demand, WHV shipped 5 million units to stores in the United Kingdom.

“We are delighted that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has officially become the fastest selling video ever in UK history, ahead of the current record holder said Neil McEwan, WHV managing director, UK. "The demand for this video had been unprecedented and the results have exceeded all our expectations."

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, streets in the United States May 28.


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