What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Not so with 'The Hangover,' which was not only a surprise smash hit in movie theaters but has now come to dominate the home video charts as the best-selling comedy DVD of all time.

According to a report in Variety, distributor Warner Bros. estimates that the bawdy comedy has amassed sales and rentals of more than 8.6 million units, making it the No. 1 comedy on both DVD and Blu-ray. Warners projects the title, which was released on DVD Dec. 15, will reach 9.5 million units by July. The previous record holder was 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.' What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Not so with 'The Hangover,' which was not only a surprise smash hit in movie theaters but has now come to dominate the home video charts as the best-selling comedy DVD of all time.

According to a report in Variety, distributor Warner Bros. estimates that the bawdy comedy has amassed sales and rentals of more than 8.6 million units, making it the No. 1 comedy on both DVD and Blu-ray. Warners projects the title, which was released on DVD Dec. 15, will reach 9.5 million units by July. The previous record holder was 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.'

Overall, 'The Hangover' was the No. 2 DVD best-seller of 2009, behind 'Twilight' and just ahead of 'Up.' And its Blu-ray sales have been impressive: 1.5 million units to-date.

In addition, according to Box Office Mojo, 'Hangover' has earned $459 million worldwide during its theatrical run -- with $277 million coming from domestic theaters -- making it the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time.

"Hangover" has been nominated for a Golden Globe in the comedy-musical category.

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