Michael Moore's root-and-branch onslaught against George Bush and the globalised economy yesterday brought off a coup in publishing, if not politics.It topped David Beckham's biography among bestselling non-fiction titles for 2003.
Finding Nemo has become the best-selling DVD of all time, with the marine-themed Disney cartoon selling 15 million discs so far during its two weeks on release.Taking both into account, Disney and the film's co-producers Pixar have made an estimated $360m on sales so far.
Hundreds of French film directors and screenwriters are meeting this weekend to discuss how to save the French film industry from crisis in the face of diminishing state funding, waning audience numbers and the unstoppable rise of the DVD.Over 450 French film professionals will debate ways of revitalising an industry which is feeling the heat of competition.
We're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.In Houston, country station KKBQ-FM had been airing the chart-topping song, Travelin' Soldier, an average of 12 times a day, according to USA Today.
It takes the one day sales record from The Lion King, which sold 4.It has yet to be seen if Monsters, Inc can hold on and beat the one week sales record of 10 million units held by Harry Potter andthe Sorcerer's Stone.
6m in its first week, but observers say Peter Jackson's first instalment of Tolkien's trilogy could do even better.The film's distributor, Entertainment In Video, told the BBC's website: "This is a particularly remarkable achievement in view of the Tuesday release date for video and DVD titles.
Video sales of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone have broken records in the UK, America and Japan in the first month of release.Combined sales from around the world have totalled £280m ($400m) in the first three weeks alone.
25m copies were sold on its first day of release on Saturday, with many shops staying open until midnight so fans could get their hands on a copy.The film adaptation of JK Rowling's bestselling tale of a trainee wizard broke the record of 1.
Stung by poor sales for her latest solo album, Geri Halliwell is re-launching her assault on the silver screen and has just signed to leading Los Angeles acting agency ICM.The 28-year-old former Spice Girl, cursed with a hide thicker than William Hague, is clearly undeterred by her lack of progress in film so far and is said to be plotting her route to stardom in Tinseltown.
New figures show that sales of DVD discs increased more than fourfold in 2000, reports Screendaily.The bestselling disc of 2000 was Ridley Scott's Gladiator (pictured), with 500,000 sales, followed by The Matrix and The Sixth Sense, with more than 300,000 apiece.
Be very afraid," the hype said.But yesterday Stephen King, the modern master of horror, appeared to be the first to get frit as early sales of his new e-book proved disappointing.
Peter Souter, executive creative director of the UK's biggest advertising agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, which has employed numerous celebrities, comments: "Obviously, money has a large part to play.We're buying their faces, and we're paying for the fact they can't appear in another ad for a while.
The national auction clearance rate reached 70.3 per cent, up from 66.
The number of property sales across New Zealand dropped by 20 per cent last month, with none of the 14 regions recording an increase, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.Excluding Auckland, house prices rose 7 per cent from a year earlier, while in Auckland values dropped 2.
Fierce rival David Jones last month called out falling consumer confidence as a major factor behind a 0.7 percent fall in full-year comparable sales, and Myer looks set to suffer too.
It's the fastest-ever pace and on track to hit a new record this year.Some 13,063 new vehicles were registered in August, ahead of the 12,677 registered in the same month last year, according to the Motor Industry Association.
Fewer new apartments were sold in Australia in July, contributing to a slide in all new home sales in the month.A 15.
Department store giant David Jones' sales growth has weakened markedly amid a decline in consumer spending and a poorly received private label clothing range.4 per cent.