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Avatar Blu-ray coverAvatar has become the biggest selling Blu-ray ever in the UK. The small intimate drama about a marine who attempts to endear himself to the Na'vi tribe of Pandora has proved rather popular since its release (except at the Oscars...) and has now gone on to smash Blu-ray records across the globe.

Although, after its mammoth box office taking, this news probably ranks about level on the Surprise-o-meter with the Pope professing a passing interest in Catholicism.

Keep reading after the jump to find out more... Avatar Blu-ray coverAvatar has become the biggest selling Blu-ray ever in the UK. The small intimate drama about a marine who attempts to endear himself to the Na'vi tribe of Pandora has proved rather popular since its release (except at the Oscars...) and has now gone on to smash Blu-ray records across the globe.

Although, after its mammoth box office taking, this news probably ranks about level on the Surprise-o-meter with the Pope professing a passing interest in Catholicism.

Avatar, which started life as an idea after James Cameron accidentally dropped a bucket of blue paint on his cat (not really), has already made over £91million at the UK box-office and $2.7 billion worldwide, which makes it the highest grossing film of all time fact fans! It's beaten Cameron's own Titanic as well as The Return of The King, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and The Dark Knight which was also the highest selling Blu-ray in UK till Avatar came along. In fact, Avatar sold more in one day than Batman did in a week.

The film is doing just as well in the States too where it was released to coincide with 'Earth Day' to tie in with the film's strong eco message and went on to become their fastest selling DVD and Blu-ray release ever - with 6.7 million copies going in just four days.

Apparently people are just picking up copies of Avatar with their weekly food shop like it counts as one of their five a day or something, and one in four British teenagers would apparently support bulldozing Downing Street and just planting a big 'Tree of Souls' there instead. Hung parliament be damned.

So, if you're one of the half dozen people in the country who don't own Avatar on Blu-ray or DVD yet - what's stopping you? James Cameron's mortgage isn't going to pay for itself you know.