Beating long-time holder Mama Mia!...
Alex Winehouse

11:35 30th November 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 has officially become Amazon's all-time record holder for pre-orders, beating the long-time record of Mama Mia!.

Amazon announced that pre-order sales for the final Potter movie are more than twice that of previous film, Deathly Hallows - Part 1.

 John Boumphrey, director of music, film & TV at, said in a statement: "The final instalment of the Harry Potter film series was always going to be a top seller and pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 are now more than double those achieved by Part 1.

"When pre-orders for the final instalment began in September it quickly became the fastest-selling film & TV product of all-time with first day pre-orders overtaking those achieved by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in just five hours."

The online store also revealed that the Potter films, based on JK Rowling's books, have also become the biggest-selling series on Amazon, with 79% more total sales than second-place The Lord of the Rings.

The top ten:

1. Harry Potter
2. The Lord of the Rings
3. Twilight
4. Star Wars
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
6. Toy Story
7. Shrek
8. Batman
9. Jason Bourne
10. James Bond

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 2.


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