Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' DVD premiere sells 5 mn units in US

MUMBAI: Walt Disney Pictures' Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest has sold nearly 5 million units on DVD in North America on its first day of release, as announced by Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment president Bob Chapek. This would put the Johnny Depp starrer on track to become the No.1 selling "live-action" DVD of all time.

"We could not be more thrilled with the incredible success of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," commented Chapek. "This franchise is a genuine treasure for us and we are ecstatic that the momentum generated at theatrical has continued with the DVD release. Consumers have an insatiable appetite for all things Pirates Of The Caribbean."

" is officially on track to become the #1 selling DVD of the YPirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chestear. This, coupled with the recent extraordinary successes of Cars and the Platinum release of The Little Mermaid, continues to illustrate the enduring appeal of Disney branded movies in the DVD industry. It is our commitment to fans of Disney movies to do everything possible to keep their favorite DVDs in stock throughout the holiday season," he continued.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest's theatrical opening weekend was the biggest in U.S. box-office history, and continues with a worldwide box-office gross of over a billion dollars to date, making it Disney's most successful movie of all time, informs an official release.

This fete now poises Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment to finish the 2006 year owning three of the top three DVD releases of the year with Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Cars and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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