Bridesmaids Is Biggest Video-On-Demand Film

Kristen Wiig comedy snags another record
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2012 1:56 PM CST
In this publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Kristen Wiig is shown in a scene from "Bridesmaids."   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Suzanne Hanover)

(Newser) – It's official: Bridesmaids has become the most popular video-on-demand movie ever, with 4.8 million rentals in four months, says the Hollywood Reporter. It's just the latest record for the sometimes raunchy female comedy, which is also the top-grossing movie in its genre ever made—$288 million worldwide. And that's not counting $100 million in Blu-ray and DVD sales in the US and two potential Oscars—for original screenplay and supporting actress (Melissa McCarthy).

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