Source Pravda.Ru

Star Wars breaks sales record

The DVDs of the original Star Wars trilogy have broken a UK sales record after one day of release.

Internet retailer &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/03/13/44335.html' target=_blank>Amazon received more than 85,000 pre-orders for The Star Wars Trilogy, beating the 50,000 high of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

"Fans have been waiting for this for a long time, so we knew there would be a lot of interest," a spokesperson said.

Supermarket Tesco estimated it would sell 500,000 box sets in the first week, beating its Two Towers record, reports BBC.