|Amazon.com Unveils Top 25 All-Time Bestselling DVDs for Hall of Fame|
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2005--
Never-seen-before, behind-the-scenes footage from "The Lord of the
Rings" -- Amazon.com's all-time bestselling DVD series -- to be shown
live on Amazon.com on July 16
Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced its all-time bestselling DVDs and inducted them into the first-ever Amazon.com Hall of Fame. Amazon.com is mining its vast repository of sales information from the past decade to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Never-seen-before, behind-the-scenes footage from the top DVD series on the Hall of Fame list, "The Lord of the Rings," will be shown in a live webcast from the Amazon.com 10th Anniversary Event on July 16 at 5 p.m. PST.
Customers can now visit the Hall of Fame area of the site at www.amazon.com/halloffame to see the top 25 bestselling authors, musicians, and DVDs (listed below) on Amazon.com over the past 10 years.
Amazon.com Hall of Fame DVDs (listed in order of total units sold): 1. The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring 2. The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers 3. The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King 4. Star Wars Trilogy 5. The Matrix 6. Finding Nemo 7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 8. Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl 9. Gladiator 10. Shrek 11. Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace 12. The Adventures of Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Temple of Doom/The Last Crusade) 13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 14. Saving Private Ryan 15. Sex and the City - The Complete First Season 16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 17. Monsters, Inc. 18. Star Wars - Episode II, Attack of the Clones 19. Band of Brothers 20. The Godfather DVD Collection 21. Shrek 2 22. Seinfeld - Seasons 1 & 2 23. Braveheart 24. The Simpsons - The Complete First Season 25. Spider-Man
The Hall of Fame section of the Amazon.com site also includes exclusive content from selected authors, including a story about how John Grisham found the inspiration for his next book, personal stories from James Patterson, and the chilling first chapter of a work in progress by Stephen King. The release of the Hall of Fame lists marks the first time the company has compiled overall purchasing information on authors and musical artists themselves, as opposed to single books or CDs.
July 16th marks 10 years since Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos opened the virtual doors of Amazon.com from his Seattle-area garage. Since 1995, the Web site has expanded its product offerings to include everything from music and video to tennis rackets, live Maine lobsters and loose diamonds, and operates sites for customers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and China.
Amazon.com, Inc., (Nasdaq:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as beauty, health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.
Amazon.com and its affiliates operate seven retail Web sites: www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.ca, and www.joyo.com.
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Amazon.com Forward Looking Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to potential future losses, significant amount of indebtedness, competition, management of growth, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions, and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, consumer trends, inventory, limited operating history, government regulation and taxation, fraud, and new business areas. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and all subsequent filings.
CONTACT: Amazon.com Drew Herdener or Jani Strand, 206-266-7180 SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.