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Kong DVD breaks studio's record
King Kong
King Kong was also nominated for two Golden Globe awards
The DVD release of King Kong has taken $100m (57.4m) in its first week in the US, breaking Universal Studios' record.

The film, made by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, sold 6.5m copies in the format.

In its first five days, King Kong took $66m (37.8m) at the North American box office, falling short of the $75m (43m) it was expected to make.

The remake of the 1933 classic starring Fay Wray won three technical Oscars at this year's Academy Awards.

Jostling

Despite falling short of box office expectations in the US and Canada, the film took a total of $546m (313m) around the world, making it the fourth biggest picture in Universal's history.

King Kong also became the number one Christmas film in North America, beating Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to the honour.

It also knocked Narnia off the top spot in the UK after just one week, while the two releases spent much of December and January jostling for pole position.

King Kong was also named best film at the UK's Empire magazine awards last month, beating Oscar winner Crash.




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