Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Mel Gibson's Biblical movie The Passion of the Christ has sold 2.4 million copies in the US by midday on its first day of release on DVD.
Starring Jim Caviezel, the film made $610m at the global box office after its cinema release in February.
Some Jewish groups claimed the film was anti-Semitic in blaming ancient Jewish people for killing Christ.
Animated film Finding Nemo holds the US record for one-day DVD sales, selling around eight million copies on release.