By Dan Lane
While flowers are undoubtedly still the Number 1 gift for Mother’s Day, a surprising close second seems to be the latest installment of The Twilight Saga, as Breaking Dawn Part 1 rockets to the top of the Official Video Chart.
It seems as though there are a lot of British mums who are as equally obsessed with Robert Pattinson (who plays Edward Cullen in the hit films) as their teenage daughters as the fourth part of incredibly popular franchise debuts at Number 1 this Mothering Sunday.
With over 919,000 sales, Breaking Dawn Part 1 has outsold this week’s Number 2 DVD and Blu-ray release – The Help – by a staggering 854,000 copies making it the fastest selling video release of 2012. This amazing first week sales figure also means that Breaking Dawn Part 1 has become the second fastest selling home release of the Twilight Saga. It is just behind 2010’s New Moon, which sold over a million copies in the UK week one.
Chris Columbus’ multi award-winning film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help debuts at Number 2 on this week’s Official Video Chart. Jane Eyre (starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender) is new at Number 3, while the video release of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom Of The Opera, Love Never Dies, debuts at Number 4, and Mrs Brown’s Boys – Series One completes the top 5.
This week’s Official Video Chart Top 40 will be revealed on www.officialcharts.com at 7PM.Back