Pirates OfThe Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest sold 10.5 million units in its first week of release in NorthAmerica, putting it on course to become the biggest live-action DVD seller ofall time and the biggest DVD of the year.

Results overseashave been similarly impressive. Pirates has sold nearly 1.5 million copies inits first week on release in the UK, and nearly 1 million in the first week inJapan. Furthermore the title has already become the biggest live action titlein history in Japan.

"With theincredible success of the release of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man'sChest, it is evidentthat the home entertainment industry continues to flourish," Buena VistaWorldwide Home Entertainment president Bob Chapek said.