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Kong-Sized Sales for Universal

King Kong ascended to extraordinary heights in its first six days in release, selling more than 6.5 million DVDs, the largest six-day performance in Universal Studios history. Fans snatched the blockbuster adventure film off shelves, generating $100 million in consumer spending for the Universal Studios Home Entertainment release.

The spectacular first-week DVD sales continue King Kong’s astonishing commercial success as the studio’s fourth-highest grossing film in the studio’s 94-year history. To date, the film has amassed approximately $550 million in ticket sales worldwide, following on the heels of Jurassic Park, E.T. and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

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“Hands down, Peter Jackson’s King Kong ranks as one of Universal’s biggest and most successful cinematic triumphs of all time,” said Craig Kornblau, President, Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “Home entertainment consumers recognize the singular-event status of this spectacular breakthrough motion picture which has been further bolstered by the film’s stunning technical achievements including its Oscar win for best visual effects.”