BBC: Mamma Mia! ‘fastest-selling DVD’:
Musical film Mamma Mia! has become the fastest-selling DVD of all time in the UK, according to Official UK Charts Company figures.
It sold 1,669,084 copies on Monday’s release date, breaking the previous record held by Titanic – based on DVD and video sales – by 560,000 copies.
Mamma Mia!, which was released in cinemas in July, has taken more than £66m at the UK box office.
Universal’s managing director, Ian Foster, said the success of Mamma Mia! was a "testament to the fun-loving spirit of the British public and the universal appeal of this wonderful film".
A spokesman for supermarket Asda said 300,000 copies had been sold in its stores with, 15% of shoppers buying a copy on Monday.
Last month, Mamma Mia! became the highest-grossing British film at the UK box office, beating the previous holder of the record, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Phyllida Lloyd’s "Mamma Mia! — The Movie" has danced its way into the record books in the U.K. becoming the fastest selling DVD of all time after a day’s trading.