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Brokeback DVD launch moves 1.4 million copies

Brokeback DVD launch moves 1.4 million copies

Gay romance tallies impressive first-day sales.

The DVD release of the Oscar-winning gay romance Brokeback Mountain shot out of stores like a rodeo bronco, racking up an impressive 1.4 million copies in sales for its debut Tuesday. Universal Studios Home Entertainment released first-day sales figures Wednesday. "Since it was first released, audiences, critics, and awards groups have responded with unrivaled passion to Brokeback Mountain's stellar direction, writing, and acting and to a moving story line that challenged Hollywood conventions," said USHE president Craig Kornblau in a statement. "The remarkable first-day home entertainment sales are a testament to the film's magnetic appeal and consumers' avid desire to own a piece of cinematic history." (The Advocate)

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