BURBANK, Calif. -- Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that sales of the home-video version of 'Aladdin' have topped 16 million after less than three weeks in retail stores.
Disney said 'Aladdin' has become the second best-selling home video of all time, topping its '101 Dalmatians' at 15.9 million.
The entertainment giant also predicted 'Aladdin' will become the top-selling video of all time by beating the 22 million mark set earlier this year by 'Beauty and the Beast.'
'Aladdin' went on sale Oct. 1 at a suggested retail price of $24. 99. At that price its gross sales have topped $400 million.
Disney executives predicted earlier this year that 'Aladdin' would easily top the lofty figures served up by 'Beauty and the Beast.' Their optimism was well-founded since the movie was the 13th best grosser of all time in U.S. theaters with a box office take of nearly $217 million.
Disney executives said earlier this year that 'Aladdin' had the highest 'purchase intent' of any home video it had ever released.