ENTERTAINMENT: A Star Is Born, Again

A Star Is Born, Again

Homes across the U.S. have succumbed to a friendly invasion by 10.6 million lovable aliens. That is how many videocassettes of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) have been sold, for up to $24.95, since its Oct. 27 release. Already the sad-eyed visitor has displaced Disney's Cinderella, with sales of 6 million copies, as the most popular videotape ever. Analysts predict that E.T. will soon appear in 25% of the 50 million U.S. homes with VCRs.

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