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"Frozen" tops DVD sales in Japan

American animation "Frozen" has topped DVD sales this week, beating "Evangelion 2.22" in first week and overall sales.
American animation "Frozen" has topped DVD sales this week, beating "Evangelion 2.22" in first week and overall sales.
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Popular American film "Frozen" is proving to be a powerhouse wherever its released, setting records this week in Japan for first week DVD and Blu-Ray sales.

The movie, which has proven to be a big hit in the United States, as well, tells the story of two sisters, and what happens when one sister has to stop the other from creating a frozen wasteland.

This week, "Frozen" sold 1,553,505 "movieNEX" Blu-Ray/DVD combo sets in its first week, breaking records set by previous anime titles.

In its first week, "Frozen" manage to outsell "Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance" on Blu-Ray, which was the previous recordholder at 357,000 copies for the first week, and has already surpassed that titles cumulative total of 465,000 copies.

"Frozen" also becomes the first title to sell more than a million copies in 12 years, surpassing the DVD sales of "Spirited Away," which sold 1.40 million copies in its first week. It has also beaten "Evangelion: 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo" for first day Blu-Ray sales, surpassing the 199,000 copies sold on its first day.

As of July 19, which is the movie's 19th week at the Japanese box office, the movie has made more than 250 billion yen ($246 million), breaking records set by "Spirited Away" 13 years ago. At its current total of 251,005,847,600 yen ($247 million), it is now in third place for biggest box office hits of all time in Japan, with "Spirited Away" at number one and "Titanic" at number two.