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'Finding Nemo' is the big fish in video-sales pond

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November 06, 2003|Susan King

This year's movie box-office champ, Disney/Pixar's "Finding Nemo," has become the fastest-selling home video title too. On its first day of availability Tuesday on DVD and VHS, the computer-animated film sold 8 million units in North America, the movie's producers reported.

The previous record was held by "Spider-Man," which sold 7 million units a year ago on its first day of availability. The last Disney//Pixar release, "Monsters, Inc.," sold 5 million units in its first day in stores.

Based on first-day figures, "Nemo" is on track to be the bestselling DVD and VHS of the year and the top-selling DVD to date. The VHS of "Nemo" retails at $24.99; the DVD at $29.99.

-- Susan King

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