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One Direction's This Is Us Breaks UK DVD Records

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12/21/2013 11:43 am
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One Direction's This Is Us Breaks UK DVD Records
Media Courtesy of Teen Vogue

Abbie Sedgeman

Staff Writer

What a year it has been for One Direction. And when they didn’t think that 2013 had any more to offer them, the British boy band has managed to shatter the ‘DVD sales in 24 hours’ record. The previous record was held by the release of Michael Jackson’s This Is It, which sold 109,000 copies within its first 2 days of sale in February 2010. One Direction’s documentary/live movie This Is Us has sold 170,000 copies within the UK on DVD/Blu-ray on December 19; this being the ‘biggest first day sales for any music DVD/Blu-ray in UK chart history’ according to the Official Charts Company. Despite a massive amount of competition, this is also on its way to being the Number 1 DVD in the official chart for the weekend, which is considered to be the most competitive week of the calendar year. This Is Us is currently leading these charts, beating off massive films including Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2, and Manchester United’s Class of 92. This year 1D managed to have the fastest selling album of the year with Midnight Memories, and even seem to be within touching distance of  the UK Christmas Number 1 Album. It’s not settled yet though, with Robbie William’s Swing Both Ways only 3,000 copies behind. Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: “It has been quite a year for 1D and their fans – and they are continuing that right through into Christmas. Every act goes into the festive season hoping to secure the Official Christmas Number 1 album, but if they manage to pull off the album and video double at such a competitive time of the year – that will be some achievement. If current performance is maintained, we could be looking at a 1D Christmas in 2013!” You can check out the trailer for This Is Us below, and let us know if this is one gift you would love under the tree this year.


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