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<I>Shrek 2</I> Topped DVD Sales Charts in 2004

4 Jan, 2005 By: Jessica Wolf

Call it the year of the ogre.

DreamWorks Home Entertainment's fractured fairy-tale sequel was the biggest home video release, the best-selling DVD of 2004, and the best-selling fourth-quarter DVD ever, the company announced this week.

Shrek 2 sold 21.6 million DVD units in 2004 in the United States — 24 million combined VHS and DVD units — and garnered the studio a domestic home video retail revenue of $458 million, according to DreamWorks.

Worldwide, the title's combined sales count stands at more than 37 million units, according to the studio.

Shrek 2 is on track to become the No. 1 animated home video release of all time in the United Kingdom, the best-selling DVD of all time in Brazil, and the biggest home video release of all time in Australia, New Zealand and Mexico, according to DreamWorks.

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