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  Potter and Rings boost DVD sales
Updated 09 January 2004, 11.49
Loads of people bought Potter DVDs
Big films like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter have helped set a record for sales of DVDs in the UK.

Around 140 million were sold in 2003, 75% more than the year before, and more than double the number of videos sold.

The Two Towers was the year's biggest-seller, just ahead of the Chamber of Secrets, with Pirates of the Caribbean the third biggest.

The first Lord of the Rings was also in the top five, while Lilo and Stitch and Die Another Day made the top 10.

Fact File
Top-selling DVDs and videos 2003
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets
Pirates Of The Caribbean
The Matrix Reloaded
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Source: British Video Association
An average of 380,000 DVDs were sold every day in the last 12 months - making a total of 140m.

New figures from 2002 showed that DVDs are selling more than videos in the rest of the world too.

Some 12.3billion ($22.7bn) was spent on DVDs in 2002, to 10.6bn ($19.6bn) on videos.

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