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||Posted: Dec. 09, 2003 9:46 am/pm
Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" First Week Live-Action Home Entertainment Record
11 Million Units Sold in First Week of Release
BURBANK, CA -- ' PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, one of this year's top grossing films, has gone on to sell 11 million DVD and VHS units in its first week of sales becoming the largest opening week live-action home entertainment title in history.
"We couldn't be more thrilled with the success our home entertainment titles have had this year," said BVHE president Bob Chapek. "This has been a phenomenal year for the Studio and a testament to our strength of turning these great movies into huge home entertainment successes."
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes the thrilling action-adventure PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Jonathan Pryce. Screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Stuart Beattie and Jay Wolpert. Screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Directed by Gore Verbinski. The biggest live-action theatrical blockbuster of the year, this action-packed tale is currently available in a 2-disc DVD set and VHS from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.
On 2-disc Disney DVD, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL features nineteen deleted scenes, audio commentary with Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and the filmmakers, behind the scenes and on the set features, cast and crew video diaries and much more. 2-disc DVD: $29.99 (SRP); VHS: $24.99 (SRP).
Chapek added, "This title along with Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Chicago, Sweet Home Alabama and Signs have allowed BVHE to enjoy a wonderful year." He continued, "With Freaky Friday in stores next week I am excited at the potential for this to be the biggest 4th Quarter in industry history."
About Buena Vista Home Entertainment Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista videocassette and DVD product. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.
Source: Buena Vista Home Entertainment