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- November 6, 2001
Shrek Makes $110
Million in DVD and Video Sales
The Shrek DVD sold 2.5 million copies from Friday through Sunday.
"We had a record breaking weekend with nearly half of initial shipments sold, with many stores selling completely out of stock," said Craig Kornblau, President, Universal Studios Home Video, which is distributing the Shrek DVD and video. "We are making every effort to keep up with consumer demand and to keep 'Shrek' on retail shelves."
Harry Potter is "Pure Magic"
"It's dark, it's scary, it's funny," says Sun newspaper reviewer Dominic Mohan. "It's a Willy Wonka for the new Millennium with special effects that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. I didn't want this movie to end and I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait for the sequels."
The director of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Chris Columbus, was highly praised by John Hiscock, film critic for The Daily Telegraph.
"He has managed to keep the saccharine to a minimum, and instead allows Rowling's story to unfold almost exactly as she wrote it," said Hiscock.
As reported in yesterday's Digital Media FX, when Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling left the theater, she gave a big thumbs up sign causing an eruption of cheers from the thousands of fans outside of the theater.
Pirated versions of the movie have already started appearing on the Internet and DVDs as people seek to make an illegal profit from the work.
Opticians are already
reporting a large increase in business from kids who want glasses so that
they can look like Harry Potter!
Box Office Numbers - FX & Animation Movies
The gain/loss represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
News Link of the
Day - Pixar Stock Drops
"Despite a record-breaking
box office debut for its latest theatrical release, shares of Emeryville-based
Pixar Animation Studios took a dip on Nov. 5 on concern about the company's
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