Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor has become the highest week-one selling DVD of all time in the US, racking up over 3.7 million unit sales in the seven days following its Dec 4 release.

Across the DVD and video formats, distributor Buena Vista Home Entertainment sold around 7 million units, with a value of around $130m. This puts Pearl Harbor well on course to its surpass its US theatrical box office tally of $198.1m. The wartime epic was made available on VHS and DVD in two editions (a 60th Anniversary collector's edition and a gift set).

Sure to bolster the title even further is the release of a four-disc special edition of the DVD next year, containing a director's cut of the film with new visual effects and 12 hours of bonus material.

Pearl Harbor's sales cap a year in which the best-selling DVD record was seemingly surpassed on a weekly basis by the likes of Shrek, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace and Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas.