DVDs top Christmas gift wish lists

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Published: Sunday 16th November 2014 by The News Editor

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All Britons want for Christmas are videogames and DVDs, according to a survey of the country’s most wished for presents.

Superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy is the mot sought-after gift this festive season, according to online retailer Amazon.

Hollywood blockbusters X-Men: Days of Future Past and Maleficent, inspired by the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty, bagged the second and third spots.

Bookworms are most likely to want to settle down with the thriller Gone Girl, as the book which inspired a hit film by the same name is the fourth most-wanted present this Yuletide.

While videogames are also popular, with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Call of Duty: Advances Warfare – Day Zero Edition claiming the fifth and sixth spots.

The huge demand for merchandise from the Disney mega hit Frozen – the fifth highest-grossing film in Box Office history – shows no sign of abating.

Goodies inspired by the film appear in Amazon’s ‘most wished for products’ lists across film, homeware, beauty and toys and games.

Xavier Garambois, vice president of EU Retail at Amazon, said: “Wish lists give a great insight into what’s going to appear in millions of stockings up and down the nation this Christmas Day.

“For the second year running, Gone Girl appears in the most wanted chart, reinvigorated by the launch of the film, alongside the most recent releases in the Call of Duty, X-Men and Planet of the Apes franchises.”

Customers’ most wished for products on Amazon.co.uk since October 1 2014:

1. Guardians of the Galaxy (DVD all formats) – due for release on November 24 2014

2. X-Men: Days of Future Past (DVD all formats)

3. Maleficent (DVD all formats)

4. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Print book and Kindle book)

5. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Videogame all formats)

6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Day Zero Edition (Videogame all formats)

7. The Inbetweeners 2 (DVD all formats) – due for release on 1st December 2014

8. Us by David Nicholls (Print book and Kindle book)

9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (DVD all formats) – due for release on 24th November 2014

10. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Print book and Kindle book)

Published: Sunday 16th November 2014 by The News Editor

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