Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment announced that the FINDING NEMO DVD and VHS set a new first day sales record of eight million units sold, bringing in approximately $130 million, reported VARIETY. This feat beats Columbia TriStar's SPIDER-MANs first day sale record of 7 million units. The ocean adventure brought in $340 million at the box office making it the biggest grossing film of the year so far and estimates have the home entertainment versions of the fishy flick bringing in nearly $400 million in its first week.
Buena Vista originally shipped 25 million copies of film to retailers and has already started sending more copies to retailers that expect to sell out of the film by the weekend. In addition, Buena Vista reports that 6.4 million of the units sold were on DVD, which is 80% of the total units sold. In comparison, SPIDER-MAN sold 75% of its units on DVD.